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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.

The King James Boys Sign with Pinecastle for 2018 Album

The King James BoyGospel bluegrass band The King James Boys have signed with Pinecastle Records for an upcoming album to be released in 2018. The group began riding the circuit over 20 years ago and have recently had two songs on the Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart.

CMH Records Releases "Country Music Heritage" to Global Radio

Nashville, TN -- Toni Swann-Pardigno, CMH, Director of Sales announced, "We are so excited for the release of Country Music Heritage: The Legacy of CMH Records. This album is particularly special to us as it represents the amazing artists and rich bluegrass music that has become such an integral part of our history at the label."

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.

Molly Tuttle Signs to Compass Records

Molly TuttleNashville, TN - Today marks the start of a history-making week for Molly Tuttle who is the newest signing to the Compass Records roster and first woman in the 27 year history of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards to be nominated for Guitar Player of the Year, the only instrumental category that had not yet nominated a woman. Molly is also nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Rural Rhythm Signs Steve Gulley to New Long-Term Deal

Steve GulleyNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce it has signed another long-term recording agreement with Steve Gulley. The first release from this new long-term recording agreement is a new single by Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle available in early August. Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle are now in the studio laying down tracks and vocals for their upcoming third Rural Rhythm Records album. The new album will contain the upcoming new single and is titled Time Won't Wait scheduled for release this fall.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ray Cardwell Signs with Pinecastle Records for Upcoming Release

Rayt CardwellSongwriter, vocalist, and bass player, Ray Cardwell has joined Pinecastle Records to release his solo album, Tennessee Moon, in fall 2016. The album has a clear New Grass influence in producer Pat Flynn. However, with nine out of twelve tunes written by Cardwell, the album is his own take on that classic sound. Flynn also adds his talents on guitar and harmony vocals to the album along with fellow New Grass Revival alum John Cowan lending tenor and harmony vocals on many of the tracks (full personnel listing below). Cardwell has already built a touring band of incredible musicians to take his music on the road as Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon.

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.

ClayBank Sings with Rural Rhythm - New Album Coming

ClaybankNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the signing of ClayBank. Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, an area that is steeped in the musical heritage of bluegrass, old-time and gospel music, the band is currently in the studio working on their debut album for Rural Rhythm Records scheduled for release in the fall. The album's first single is coming soon.

The Price Sisters Join Rebel Records Artist Roster

The Price SistersCharlottesville, VA -- —Rebel Records is thrilled to announce the signing of The Price Sisters to its roster of artists! In a relatively short amount of time, these twin sisters - Lauren (mandolin, harmony/lead vocals) and Leanna (fiddle, lead/harmony vocals) - have generated an exciting buzz within the traditional music community for presenting their own, unique interpretation of the "ancient tones" set forth by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys.

Sister Sadie Joins Pinecastle Records Artist Roster

Sister SadiePinecastle Records has signed bluegrass group Sister Sadie, and released the group’s first single, “Unholy Water,” from their upcoming self-titled album. The group will be at The Station Inn in Nashville for an album preview performance on May 13.

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