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Shawn Lane's Father Hospitalized ~ Fan Appreciation Concert Postponed

ShawnLaneBySherriGeorge5417.jpg"It is with great sadness that we relay that Shawn Lane's dad has suffered a massive stroke. Shawn's dad was airlifted via Life Flight helicopter last Wednesday, April 20, and is still in ICU on a ventilator / life support. Shawn has been by his dad's side for the past six days, and we praise and support Shawn in his unwavering loyalty to his father and his family.

The Andrea Roberts Agency signs ClayBank

ClayBankNashville, TN – The Andrea Roberts Agency (ARA) is pleased to announce the signing of new band, ClayBank, to an artist development deal that will include booking and management duties for the group. They will be joining The Grascals, Flatt Lonesome, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, Wildfire, and Volume Five on the roster of ARA artists.

Gospel Plowboys Sign with Mountain Fever, Album Due June 10

Gospel PlowboysWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed the all-gospel group, the Gospel Plowboys. The band's debut album for the label, Welcome Home, will be released June 10th. The Gospel Plowboys, based in Salisbury, NC, combines the talents of David Murph (mandolin), John Goodson (banjo), Michael Jenkins (guitar), David Brown (guitar, bass), Andrew Brown (bass, dobro) and Kris Miller (guitar).

Rebel Records Signs Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge to Label

Mickey Galyean & Cullen's BridgeCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is pleased to announce the signing of Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge to its roster. Hailing from the musically rich area of Lowgap, North Carolina, the group plays traditional bluegrass at its finest. The band recently finished recording its debut album for Rebel, My Daddy's Grass, which is due out later this summer.

O'Connor Band, with Fiddler Mark O'Connor, Signs With Rounder

O'Connor BandNashville, TN - Rounder Records and Concord Music Group are pleased to announce the signing of the O'Connor Band. The band, which is already earning praise for their contemporary bluegrass and Americana sound, features Grammy and CMA Award-winning fiddle/violin virtuoso and composer Mark O'Connor, who is renowned for his musical versatility, and who recorded a series of albums - including his debut recording - for the label starting in 1974.

Introducing The Becky Buller Band

Becky Buller BandBecky Buller has announced the creation of her own band. She is pleased to introduce you to the fine gentlemen, most of whom you already know and love. She complements them noting that "each one is so incredibly talented and fun to travel and create with; I can't begin to tell you how much I'm looking forward to working with them this year."

Deer Creek Boys Join Mountain Fever Records

Deer Creek BoysWhile attending SPBGMA in Nashville last week, Mountain Fever Records had the great pleasure of signing the Deer Creek Boys to their roster! This great band formed in 1999 when two brothers and a childhood friend starting picking and writing together in Amherst County, Virginia. But the past few years have seen them inactive with original members Justin Tomlin spending a few years playing guitar for Nothin Fancy, and his brother Jason on bass with Junior Sisk.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Welcome Noah Brown on Bass

Noah BrownJunior Sisk & Ramblers Choice would like to announce the addition of Noah Brown to the band's lineup. Brown will take the bass position recently vacated upon Kameron Keller's move to the Darrell Webb Band.

Mountain Faith Band Lineup Changes for 2016

Mountain Faith 'I Live' TourMountain Faith, a band that jumped to national recognition with their performances on America's Got Talent last year, is starting the new year with some big changes to the band's lineup. Earlier this month, Luke Dotson, the band's guitarist announced that he was leaving the band to spend more time with his wife. Since their sudden rise in popularity, their performance schedule exploded and the rising band was spending a considerable amount of time on the road and away from home. For now anyway, fiddler David Meyer will take over the guitar for the band.

Chris Jones & The Night Drivers Welcome Banjoist Gina Clowes

Gina ClowesNashville, TN -- Chris Jones & The Night Drivers welcome the band’s newest member, banjo player Gina Clowes, who will make her debut alongside current members Jones, Mark Stoffel (mandolin) and Jon Weisberger (bass) at the World Famous Station Inn in Nashville, TN, on February 19th. She will fill the spot held by Ned Luberecki who announced his amicable departure from the band on January 15th.

Hillbilly Gypsies Announce Evolutionary Band Change

The Hillbilly GypsiesWednesday, January 20th, Trae Buckner of the Hillbilly Gypsies announced a major band shakeup. The band has been together for over a decade playing their own homegrown style of Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drivin’ bluegrass sound. The band has announced that three members, Dave Asti, Ty Jaquay and Ryan Cramer have all decided that it is their time to step down and retire from the touring life with the band.

Swift Enterprises, LLC to Sponsor Edgar Loudermilk Band Tour

Edgar Loudermilk BandSwift Enterprises, LLC, one of the largest privately owned contractor fleets in the United States, has just sponsored the tour for the Edgar Loudermilk Band, Featuring Jeff Autry.

Ben Eldridge Retires From The Seldom Scene, Rickie Simpkins Joins The Band

Ben EldridgeThe Seldom Scene announces that founding member Ben Eldridge has retired after nearly 45 years with the Grammy-nominated band. Eldridge is the last original member of the popular bluegrass quintet, but the band will continue to perform, with Rickie Simpkins on banjo and fiddle.

Travers Chandler and Steven Dowdy Making it Real

Steven Dowdy with Travers ChandlerBluegrass artist Travers Chandler announced the pairing for an exciting new band venture with his long time friend and fellow musician, Steven Dowdy. Travers announced, "Well many of you have been asking so I'd like to informally announce the new band venture to our friends. What started as an idea for a sideline project has morphed into a full time band partnership. Steven Dowdy and myself are joining forces to form Chandler and Dowdy."

The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show sign with Patuxent Music

Karl Shiflett & Big CountryGroesbeck, TX -- The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show recently signed a recording contract with Patuxent Music out of Rockville, Maryland. The long established label is owned and operated by Bluegrass musician and sound engineer Tom Mindte. The band is excited about the label and the new recording. "It's a real pleasure to record and work with a top notch professional sound engineer like Tom Mindte. He has a real interest and passion for the music and the musicians and it's evident in every recording he produces."

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