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Clay Hess Signs with Pinecastle

Clay Hess and Ethan BurkhardtClay Hess has signed with Pinecastle Records for an album to be released in 2018. The talented vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter won a Grammy award and was nominated for another during his time as a member of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. He has since done stints with Mark Newton, Mountain Heart, and Sierra Hull. This upcoming album will be the second release with the Clay Hess Band lineup and Hess's first for Pinecastle.

John McEuen Bids Adieu to Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

John McEuenNashville, TN -- John McEuen, one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), has announced his immediate departure from the iconic group. Stating “enough is enough,” McEuen exits upon the conclusion of the NGDB 2017 tour in Fargo, ND - Sunday 10/22/17, marking the end of the band’s 50th year anniversary. McEuen’s decision to exit NGDB comes upon careful considerations and contemplation. “In assessing the situation surrounding our performances, business disagreements and ongoing difference of opinions, the timing is appropriate for my departure. As a catalyst to my decision, in December 2015, I received confirmation from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Inc. that I was an ‘employee’-- no longer a member of the corporation that I helped to build,” stated McEuen.

Sister Sadie Added to Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Roster

Sister SadieWilson Pickins Promotions is proud to welcome the all star female bluegrass band Sister Sadie to their roster for publicity of their forthcoming album on Pinecastle Records in 2018.

Williamson Branch Signs with Pinecastle for 2018 Album

Williamson BranchPinecastle Records is happy to announce the signing of bluegrass family band Williamson Branch for an album to come in 2018. Husband and wife Kevin and Debbie Williamson are Pinecastle alumni from the company’s earliest days. Since then, the pair have raised their own family band with their three girls: teenagers Melody and Kadence, and eight-year-old Caroline. The group features the tight harmony singing that many family bands are known for, along with fun personalities and clogging.

Wilson Pickins Promotions Adds Wildfire to Bluegrass Roster

Wildfire - Rented Room on BroadwayWilson Pickins Promotions is proud to welcome Wildfire to it's distinguished stable of bluegrass bands. Wildfire is a powerful stage band and recording artist on the Pinecastle Records label that delivers music to please everyone from traditional bluegrass lovers to the contemporary fans of today. The current project out on Pinecastle Records, Rented Room on Broadway, has received stellar reviews from bluegrass radio and media, and the single "Bible and a Bus Ticket Home" recently went to number one on the Roots Music Report chart.

Bonfire Records Signs First Artist Wilson Banjo Co.

Wilson Banjo CompanyBonfire Records has signed Upstate South Carolina bluegrass band Wilson Banjo Co. Their first full-length album Spirits in the Hills will be released in October. Bonfire's mission is to develop American roots music artists and artists local to the Greenville, SC area.

Grass is Blue Entertainment now Booking Darrell Webb Band

The Darrell Webb BandThe Darrell Webb band is pleased to announce that Grass is Blue Entertainment is now the band's official booking agent. The Agency is run by Ryan Frankhouser. Ryan has been very successful promoting his band Remington Ryde and the Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival. He is one of the hardest workers in the business and Darrell Webb Band is looking forward to working with him. The Darrell Webb Band is currently booking for 2018-2019.

Blue Highway's Jason Burleson Marries Courtney Austin

Jason Burleson Weds Courtney AustinBlue Highway's force on the five string, Jason Burleson, married Courtney Austin on Saturday, April 29th. Jason and Courtney just had a small beautiful ceremony for close family. She looked radiant, they're definitely in love and both super happy. Of course, the Blue Highway family is happy for them!

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Welcome Jasiah Shrode

Jasiah ShrodeCharlestown, IN -- Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are proud to welcome Jasiah Shrode as their newest member effective immediately. Shrode replaces former Flamekeeper member, Cody Looper, who has taken a full-time job to be at home more with his family. Shrode made his official stage debut with Flamekeeper during WAMU's Bluegrass Country Benefit Concert last weekend, performing to a packed house of avid bluegrass fans.

New Band "Running Blind" for Kristi Stanley

Kristi Stanley & Running BlindOn the brink of releasing her debut album with Union House Records, Kristi Stanley is proud to introduce the new band, Running Blind, that will be backing her on tour. Compiled from years of experience, high skill levels, and polished stage presence, there is no doubt that this group will do a fine job supporting Kristi's powerful vocals.

Poor Mountain Records Signed Carolina Blue

Carolina BlueFrom, Brevard North Carolina, to a recording contract. We are very happy to bring Carolina Blue into the Poor Mountain Records Family! "We are very excited about working with Rick Dollar and Jonathan Buckner from Poor Mountain Records on our current and future projects!" commented Bobby Powell and Timmy Jones, founding members of Carolina Blue.

Grammy Nominated Blue Highway Brings Concert Booking In House

Blue Highway BandBristol, TN -- Sizzling hot off a Grammy Nomination on Sunday in Los Angeles, respected 23-year strong bluegrass powerhouse Blue Highway announced today it is bringing the band's concert booking in house. The five-member, award-winning Blue Highway writes their own songs, produces their own albums, and effective February 10, will book their own shows from within the Blue Highway family.

I Draw Slow Joins Compass Records Roster

I Draw SlowNashville, TN -- Compass Records is proud to announce the signing of Dublin-based roots band, I Draw Slow. Their combination of compelling songwriting, exuberant live performances and passion for tradition make I Draw Slow a perfect fit for Compass Records, a label with a long history of working with Irish artists within their diverse roster of roots music. I Draw Slow coaxes the past into the present with original songs that draw from the best of Irish storytelling and American folk music.

Jacob Burleson Joins Volume Five

Jacob BurlesonVolume Five has announced that multi-instrumentalist Jacob Burleson, one of the most aspiring young talents in bluegrass music today, has joined the band. Jacob will make his debut performance with Volume Five at Everett’s Music Barn in Suwanee, Ga. on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia to Wilson Pickins BG Promotions

Randall HibbittsWilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions proudly announces the addition of Randall Hibbitts and his band, Appalachia to the agency. Randall is widely known as the former bass player for the Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, leaving just this past February to focus more of his efforts on his own band and pursuing event promotion for the James Wimmer Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest.

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