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Lonely Heartstring Band Hits “Top 50 All-Time” Chart

Deep WatersRounder Records recording artists the Lonely Heartstring Band have now climbed into the AirPlay Direct “Top 50 All-Time” Americana / AAA Album Chart with their debut CD Deep Waters! They find themselves in very good company.

Mark Whitt Releases New CD "Over You" On AirPlay Direct

Mark Whitt - Over YouAirPlay Direct is pleased to introduce you to Mark Whitt’s new CD “Over You”. Mark currently heads up Mark Whitt and The True Bluegrass Band as the lead singer and guitar player. They are a strong regional band, who focus on playing traditional bluegrass and gospel. This project, includes two of his originals, "Over You" and "I heard Sweet Music Playing. In addition to performing, Mark is dedicated to writing new material geared in the traditional style.

Levi Austin Makes Major Moves In His Career

Levi AustinNashville, TN -- Levi Austin is making some critical, evolutionary decisions in the direction and growth of his career. We are pleased to announce that he has made the decision to move to Nashville. Levi played his last show with his band Nu-Blu that he had been with for 10 years; it was not an easy decision for him. Levi wishes nothing but the best for his friends in their career. It was a sad moment in his life, but it is time for Levi to take advantage of the multiple career opportunities available to him at this time.

Rounder Artist The Lonely Heartstring Band Sign Endorsement with AirPlay Direct

Deep Waters AirPlay Direct is pleased to announce the signing of The Lonely Heartstring Band to an AirPlay Direct Artist Endorsement Deal. Four of the five band members of The Lonely Heartstring Band met while students at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. They are the winners of the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Award, and feature Charles Clements (bass & vocals), George Clements (guitar & lead vocals), Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo), Patrick M’Gonigle (fiddle, vocals), and Matt Witler (mandolin). The Boston-based bluegrass quintet released their debut album Deep Waters June 3 on Rounder Records.

Levi Austin Signs Career Development Deal

Levi AustinAirPlay Direct’s Collective Evolution is pleased and proud to sign Levi Austin to a Career Development Deal with Collective Evolution. Collective Evolution is a boutique, high-end entertainment and media consulting firm. Our clients include recording artists, record labels, record producers, management companies and radio promotion / PR firms. We deliver creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

Ray Cardwell Inks Artist Endorsement Deal with AirPlay Direct

Ray CardwellAirPlay Direct is pleased and proud to announce the signing of Ray Cardwell, our newest Artist Endorsee. Currently Ray is putting the final touches on his long awaited debut solo album Tennessee Moon. The album will be released in the next few months.

Stoney Creek's “Memories & Tears” #1 on AirPlay Direct

Memories & TearsStoney Creek Bluegrass Band finds their latest album, Memories & Tears in the #1 spot on AirPlay Direct.The album has reached #1 on the Top 50 album chart and single chart. All 11 original songs from the album are available for broadcasters to download.. "Come Stay Awhile" is the first single from the band's latest album.

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Release "The Country Blues" to Radio

The Country BluesNashville, TN -- Some things you know are just meant to be, but it was still welcome news for Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley when their debut duo album, Before The Sun Goes Down, earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Bluegrass Album. And with the release of their new project, The Country Blues on July 8th, the pair build on the first one’s strengths to take their unique musical conversation to an even higher level.

ClayBank Releases First Single "Up On Claybank"

ClayBankNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the first single “Up On Claybank” available today from Bluegrass group ClayBank. Written by band members Zack Arnold and Jacob Greer, “Up On Claybank” features lead the vocal of Zack Arnold and captures the culture and charm of growing up in this rural community.

Edgar Loudermilk's "Georgia Maple" Released to Radio

Georga MapleEdgar Loudermilk and Pinecastle Records are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated solo record Georgia Maple, has been released to radio programmers today via AirPlay Direct.

Volume Five's Single "I Am A Drifter" Available to Radio

DrifterWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce "I Am A Drifter," a new single from Volume Five is available to radio and consumers today! Volume Five's new album, Drifter, will be released June 24th.

Sierra Hull Releases New CD “Weighted Mind” To Radio

Sierra Hull - Weighted MindRounder Records is proud to announce the release of Sierra Hull’s Weighted Mind to global radio via AirPlay Direct. Weighted Mind is a landmark achievement, not just in Sierra Hull's career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music overall. With instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass, and vocals, this is genre-transcending music at its best, with production by Béla Fleck and special harmony vocal guests Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens adding to the luster.

Surprise Radio Album Release Shoots Circa Blue to #2 on APD Chart

Circa Blue - Once Upon A TimeOrange Blossom Records is proud to announce the new Circa Blue album, Once Upon a Time is now available to radio stations via AirPlay Direct. The album went live this morning and has already jumped to #2 on the service’s Top 50 AirPlay Direct Bluegrass Folk Albums monthly chart. Stations may also request a private digital download from the label. Physical copies will be mailed to stations in the coming weeks and the label will soon announce the official retail street date.

Rural Rhythm Records Releases More of their Catalog to Radio Via AirPlay Direct

Strange New WorldRural Rhythm Records has been releasing their catalog and collections to radio exclusively via AirPlay Direct for some time now. They have been releasing some of the old with some of the new. Their releases have included selections from their Heritage Collection and their Sound Traditions catalogs. Recently, they have released Blue Moon Rising's Strange New World to the AirPlay Direct offerings to radio.

Birthplace of Country Music and AirPlay Direct Ink Strategic Partnership

Birthplace of Country Music MuseumNashville, TN -- AirPlay Direct is pleased to formally announce our new “Strategic Partnership” with the Birthplace of Country Music. The Birthplace of Country Music promotes and celebrates Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia as the birthplace of country music. BCM enhances Bristol’s role in the birth and development of country music through the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, WBCM Radio Bristol, and educational outreach and programming.


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