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Ronnie Reno's Lower than Lonesome #1 on Airplay Direct

Ronnie Reno: Lower Than LonesomeNashville, TN -- Lessons Learned, the latest album by "Bluegrass Music's Youngest Old-Timer" Ronnie Reno, earned the #1 spot on AirPlay Direct Global Radio Indicator Bluegrass/Folk chart for March. Released on March 17, the album received 890 downloads, signifying that radio is pleased with Reno's debut album on Rural Rhythm Records and his first project in over a decade. Programmers can still download the album at AirPlay Direct (click here). Lessons Learned is available for fans on iTunes, Amazon and wherever Bluegrass and Country music are sold.

Band Of Ruhks' Self-Titled Debut Album on AirPlay Direct

Band of Ruhks101 Ranch Records released the first Band of Ruhks CD on March 17th from the group that includes Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby and Kenny Smith of the acclaimed Lonesome River Band. The album was featured on yesterday's AirPlay Direct Global Radio E-blast. Some things have a magic all their own. The musical collaboration between Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby and Kenny Smith is one of these things. These three men made music together in the 1990’s as members of The Lonesome River Band. Their work there was critically acclaimed and during the apex of the group’s popularity. In 2001, each of them embarked on their own personal musical journeys that led to new heights and influences.

AirPlay Direct Continues As Year Round Sponsor Of IBMA

AirPlay Direct and IBMAAirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that their relationship continues to grow and evolve every year with IBMA… and this year is no exception. AirPlay Direct’s year-round sponsor relationship with IBMA will continue through 2015, with tangible benefits for IBMA Business Conference attendees and IBMA members.

Donna Hughes Wins "Beyond the Song" AirPlay Direct Contest

Donna Hughes 2 CDsCongratulations to Donna Hughes, the winner of the “Beyond The Song” contest. Donna has won a consulting and advertising package with Beyond The Song and AirPlay Direct worth $2,250! The price includes a $750 10 hour Beyond the Song Consultation Package plus $1,500 AirPlay Direct "Marketing & Awareness" Campaign.

Larry Cordle Releases “All-Star Duets” to Radio

All-Star DuetsNashville, TN – The long-awaited, highly-anticipated new album by award-winning singer/songwriter, Larry Cordle, All-Star Duets, has now been made available to radio via AirPlay Direct. Duet partners include Garth Brooks (Against the Grain”), Alison Krauss & Union Station (Two Highways), Trisha Yearwood (“Lonesome Dove”), Del McCoury (“The Bigger the Fool”), Diamond Rio (“Mama, Don’t Forget to Pray for Me”), Dierks Bentley (“You Can’t Take it with You When You Go”), Ricky Skaggs (“Highway 40 Blues”), Terri Clark (“Cure for the Common Heartache”), Travis Tritt (“Rough Around the Edges”), Kenny Chesney (“Fields of Home”), Daryl Singletary & Kevin Denney (“Murder on Music Row”), and Kathy Mattea (“Lonesome Standard Time”). The release date is scheduled for early November 2014.

AirPlay Direct Co-Sponsors IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference

AirPlay Direct + IBMAAirPlay Direct is pleased to announce our on-going partnership with the IBMA, and our “Co-Sponsorship” of the 2014 IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference, as well as the IBMA Momentum Awards. The IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the professional trade organization for the global Bluegrass music community.

Rebel Records Releases Their Catalog to Global Radio

Rebel Records and AirPlay DirectThe AirPlay Direct team is excited to be partnering with Rebel Records to exclusively release their incredible and extensive catalog to global radio.

Travis Frye & Blue Mountain Release "Living In a Moment" to Radio

Living In a MomentTravis Frye and Blue Mountain is a multi-generational bluegrass band that honors the Appalachian roots of the music while adding a modern twist. With members spanning from North Carolina to South Carolina, the band incorporates spirited fiddle and banjo tunes along with modern selections from country, bluegrass, and gospel traditions, as well as original material. The band has just released their latest project on Kindred Records to radio via AirPlay Direct. Their latest project, Living In A Moment consists of 13 tracks of true bluegrass music.

Missy Werner Ships New Album to Radio via AirPlay Direct

Turn This Heart AroundIn advance of the official July 1st release date, Missy's new album Turn This Heart Around is now available for download on Airplay Direct. Radio Broadcaster physical copies will arrive soon via HearthPR, who will be handling the promotional campaign for this release.

Lynda Weingartz Appointed as New CEO of AirPlay Direct

Lynda WeingartzAirPlay Direct, the global leader in digital delivery to radio, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynda Weingartz to the post of CEO of AirPlay Direct. Since Lynda came onboard in early 2011, she has been instrumental in helping to advance the marketplace position of AirPlay Direct, grow revenues and increase the financial stability of the company. Lynda has effectively negotiated and launched pivotal partnerships for AirPlay Direct with companies such as the Hard Rock Café, the IBMA and record labels / artists around the world.

JD Messer and Sanctified Release "Coal Miner's Prayer" to Radio

Coal Miner's PrayerJD Messer and Sanctified are a six piece band composed of musicians and vocalists from West Virginia and Kentucky. Their group is a ministry for the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. JD says, "We take our ministry and profession very seriously but at the same time do it because we love our Lord, our music, and the comradery of each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. We would first and foremost like to thank God for our gifts in music, singing, and our salvation." Their latest album, Coal Miner's Prayer has been released to Radio via AirPlay Direct.

Mandy Barnett Releases Single "Blue Blue Day" to Radio Featuring Alison Krauss

 I Can't Stop Loving You - The Songs of Don GibsonCracker Barrel Old Country Store® and Mandy Barnett announce the release of I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson, Barnett’s newest CD, which will be available on November 11 at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations, online at www.crackerbarrel.com and select digital retailers. The release, produced by Barnett, features 12 songs written by Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Don Gibson. The album’s debut coincides with the 10th anniversary of Gibson’s death on November 17, 2003, and fulfills a promise that Barnett made to the legendary singer/songwriter.

Jim & Valerie Gabehart Single "I Was Raised In A Railroad Town"

Jim & Valerie GabehartJim & Valerie Gabehart released the single "I Was Raised In A Railroad Town", the title cut from their latest project. Released to reporting radio stations, the single features Lead vocal and Guitar-Valerie Gabehart; Harmony vocal and Banjo-Jim Gabehart; Mandolin-Brandon Shuping; Harmony vocal and Bass-John "Buckwheat" Green; and Fiddle-Steve Thomas. Stations can also acquire the single from AirPlay Direct.

AirPlay Direct Artist Ambassador Carl Jackson Wins Bluegrass Award

Carl JacksonAirPlay Direct’s “Artist Ambassador” Carl Jackson and his team Dak Alley & Jimmy Metts have won the IBMA 2013 Award for Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project "Grace Notes". Congratulations to all involved!

Bluegrass Artists Find Their Way into The Direct Buzz

The Direct Buzz Sept 2013 coverAirPlay Direct is proud to present the 21st issue of the Direct Buzz. September's cover features Mr. Carl Jackson, “Nashville’s Hidden Impresario” and APD’s first “Artist Ambassador”. Carl’s incredible career includes many accolades and awards and his talent, desire and dreams are still undiminished, as he approaches his music with the same sense of wonder today as that eight-year-old boy just getting started.

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