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Orange Blossom Records Signs Circa Blue - New Video Out

Circa BlueCallahan, Fla. (November 23, 2015) -- Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce they have signed CIRCA BLUE to the label and will release the band's new album, Once Upon A Time, in January.

Blue Highway Announces Departure of Rob Ickes

Rob IckesBristol, TN/VA -- Twenty-one years ago on December 31, 1994, five young men came together in Kingsport for a performance which launched one of the most respected and influential bands in modern Bluegrass. As Blue Highway gears up for a new album and an exciting new touring season, the powerhouse band will go forward without one founding member, Rob Ickes.

The Hillbenders Ink Artist Endorsement Deal With AirPlay Direct

The HillbendersAirPlay Direct recently announced the launch of their new V.I.P. Endorsement / Professional Development Initiative. This strategic program was developed to grant specific endorsement opportunities, and professional services / resources to worthy artists, radio programmers and music industry professionals globally. AirPlay Direct’s consulting division, Collective Evolution, has developed and will now manage these new programs for AirPlay Direct.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Welcome Newest Member Jake Workman

Jake WorkmanRicky Skaggs is proud to introduce Jake Workman, the newest member of his band, Kentucky Thunder. Jake is replacing guitar virtuoso Cody Kilby, who was with Kentucky Thunder since 2001, picking up many awards and accolades during his tenure with the band as lead guitarist.

The Travelin' McCourys Acquire Guitarist Cody Kilby

Cody KilbyAcclaimed band, The Travelin’ McCourys have started a new chapter in their book with the announcement that their guitar chair will be permanently filled by long-time friend and fan favorite, Cody Kilby. It’s a fitting call, given that Kilby — a veteran of the national bluegrass scene since appearing on the IBMA Awards Show in 1993 as a member of the Bluegrass Youth All-Stars with fellow teenagers like Chris Thile — was the guitarist on the Travelin’ McCourys debut appearance at the Wintergrass festival. Since then, a distinguished and varied group of guests have toured with the McCourys— the list ranges from bluegrass stalwarts like Jeff White and Ronnie Bowman to edgier pals like Keller Williams, The Infamous Stringdusters' Andy Falco, and String Cheese Incident’s Billy Nershi — with Kilby enjoying the role of most frequent. Prior to today’s announcement, Kilby spent 14 years as a member of Ricky Skaggs’ award-winning Kentucky Thunder and as a sought-after studio player, most recently on Beck’s Grammy winner, Morning Phase.

New Band and New Release - the Hamilton County Ramblers

Hamilton County RamblersThe Hamilton County Ramblers are a Chattanooga, Tennessee based bluegrass group who enjoys playing for anyone who will listen. The group features excellent musicianship, at least average singing and hopefully some tunes you've never heard before.

Edgar Loudermilk Signs with Pinecastle Records

Edgar LoudermilkPinecastle Records is pleased to announce that Edgar Loudermilk has signed with the label. An as yet to be titled album is already in the works and set for a release in 2016. Loudermilk will be performing upcoming dates touring as the Edgar Loudermilk Band featuring Jeff Autry. Some of the tunes in their live performance will showcase music from Pinecastle’s Bluegrass 90’s series as well as Autry’s solo Pinecastle release, Foothills.

Sister Sadie Signs with Pinecastle Records

Sister Sadie, Photo: L-R Dale Ann Bradley, Beth Lawrence, Deanie Richardson, Gena Britt, Tina AdairGreenville, SC -- Pinecastle is proud to announce that it has signed bluegrass super group Sister Sadie. The all female band is currently working on an album to be released in 2016 comprised of a mix of member-written originals and other songs to be determined. Sister Sadie is a straight ahead bluegrass band comprised of five good friends born out of what was originally supposed to be a one time jam at The Station Inn in Nashville, TN. Shortly after that sold out show, the band began getting calls for gigs and the girls decided to officially form Sister Sadie. They decided that each member would remain in their own bands and from time to time get together for special events to perform. The name, Sister Sadie, was inspired by a Tony Rice song, "Little Sadie," and the fact that the ladies feel as though they are sisters.

Adkins & Loudermilk Continue Tour and Explore New Ground

Adkins & LoudermilkRaleigh, NC -- Fresh off their 2015 International Bluegrass Music Association Award Nomination as Emerging Artist of the Year, Adkins & Loudermilk are gearing up for their performances at the Rockahock Bluegrass Festival in Lanexa, Virginia on October 16 and the Mossy Oak Music Park Fall Bluegrass Festival in Guyton, Georgia on October 17. Adkins & Loudermilk are also Hosting the inaugural Anderson County Boograss Bash in Anderson, South Carolina October 29-31 with an outstanding line-up of talent including: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lonesome River Band, Balsam Range, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Flatt Lonesome and more of the top talents in bluegrass music.

Mountain Heart Signs to Compass Records, New Album Coming

Mountain HeartNashville, TN -- Compass Records is excited to announce the addition of Mountain Heart, the award-winning newgrass band, to its roster. The 5-piece band has been known for cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since its inception in 1999. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually pushing the boundaries of bluegrass inspired roots music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans as a result of their superlative musicianship and constant touring.

Mountain Fever Records Signs Irene Kelley

Irene KelleyWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed multi-genre singer/songrwiter Irene Kelley to their label. Kelley will begin work immediately on her debut album for the label with an expected release date of early spring 2016.

Jerry Cole Joins Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out

Russell Moore with Jerry ColeThe International Bluegrass Music Association's 5-Time Male Vocalist of the Year, Russell Moore, is proud to announce the addition of Jerry Cole to his award-winning band, IIIrd Tyme Out, effective immediately. Cole will replace Blake Johnson who has been on medical leave due to illness.

Mountain Fever Records Signs Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed one of traditional bluegrass music's torch-bearers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice to their label. Sisk will begin work on a new album to be released March, 2016.

South Carolina Broadcasters Sign to Label

South Carolina Broadcasters band with Ed LoweThe South Carolina Broadcasters continue to gain momentum with music fans and have just taken the next step in advancing their career further.  The trio, consisting of David Sheppard, Andy Edmonds, and Ivy Sheppard, has just signed a record deal with the award winning John Boy & Billy Record Label.

Cumberland River Joins LoweRider Entertainment Artists Roster

Cumberland RiverCumberland River announces that they have signed with LoweRider Entertainment! LoweRider Entertainment is a full service talent agency from Nashville, TN. LoweRider Entertainment represents the best in live entertainment…from hit-making legendary artists, musicians and songwriters to up-and-coming stars.


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