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Mountain Heart Debuts on Opry and Billboard & Americana Charts

Blue SkiesNashville, TN -- Mountain Heart’s first new album in five years, Blue Skies, debuted at #2 on The Billboard Bluegrass Album chart and debuted at #37 on the Americana Airplay Chart. Blue Skies finds Mountain Heart completely reinventing themselves with a brand new lineup featuring frontman Josh Shilling, Molly Cherryholmes (of 5-time Grammy-nominees Cherryholmes), Jeff Partin, Aaron Ramsey, and Seth Taylor. The new album has been met with critical praise. Rolling Stone Country says it “feels like a long lost collision between the Allman Brothers and some expert bluegrass players.” Pop Matters stated, “...we are talking about great Southern music here, underpinned with virtuosic musicianship full of heart and soul” while No Depression said “...the prospects for widespread appeal are sunny indeed.”

Town Mountain Offers Fans a FREE Download of “Wildbird”

Southern CrescentAsheville, NC -- Town Mountain’s Southern Crescent Debuts at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart! To Celebrate, They Are Offering Fans a FREE Download of “Wildbird” which is available here and on iTunes.

Dave Adkins Debuts at #1 on Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart

Willis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is very proud to announce the self-titled new album by Dave Adkins made his debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart. The album was released February 26 and was produced by Adkins who also contributed six original songs to his groundbreaking new project. Adkins carefully chose each track for this new album. From the clever “Fool-o-sophy” co-written by Larry Cordle and Chris Stapleton to the unforgettable and beautiful “Angel Song” co-written by Corey Lee Barker and Chris Laffey, he once again proves he is a powerhouse of vocal talent.

Sierra Hull Tops Billboard Bluegrass Chart for 3rd Consecutive Week

Sierra Hull - Weighted MindNashville, TN -- Singer-songwriter Sierra Hull’s “stunning coming of age album” (NPR Music) has topped Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart for the third consecutive week. The album, which was released January 29, was produced by Grammy-winning musician and composer Béla Fleck, and features guest appearances by Fleck, Rhiannon Giddens, Alison Krauss, and Abigail Washburn.

Nothin' Fancy Debuts on Billboard's Top 10 Bluegrass Albums

Nothin Fancy - By Any Other NameWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the new album, By Any Other Name, from Nothin' Fancy has made its debut on Billboard's Top 10 Bluegrass Albums at #6! By Any Other Name, released October 30th, is the twelfth full-length release from Nothin' Fancy but their debut project for Mountain Fever Records. Although Nothin' Fancy has been performing professionally since 1994, this make's the band's first ever appearance on the Billboard Top 10—a chart ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.

Rhonda Vincent's "Christmas Time" Debuts at #2 on Billboard

Rhonda Vincent - Christmas TimeNashville, TN -- It may only be November, but Christmas Time is upon us, as Rhonda Vincent's latest album debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart. The star-studded project features vocal collaborations with The Oak Ridge Boys, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Bill Anderson, Dolly Parton, Ronnie Milsap, Gene Watson, Lorrie Morgan, and more (see track listing below). Christmas Time is available now at digital retailers and wherever music is sold.

The Cox Family Album Debuts #1 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

Gone Like the CottonThe GRAMMY®-winning The Cox Family’s long-awaited new album Gone Like the Cotton, 17 years in the making, has debuted on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart at #1. The album, their first since 1996’s acclaimed Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over, has been exceptionally well received by critics.

Mountain Faith's "That Which Matters" Debuts at #1 on Billboard

That Which MattersWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the new album, That Which Matters, from Mountain Faith has reached #1 on Billboard's Top 15 Bluegrass Albums! That Which Matters was released October 16th to a vast audience including bluegrass, gospel and pop music fans, thanks in large part to the attention Mountain Faith gained earlier this year through regular appearances as contestants on NBC television's popular show, America's Got Talent.

Mipso's "Old Time Reverie" Debuts at #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Charts

Mipso - Old Time ReverieNashville, TN -- Following its first week of release, Old Time Reverie – the new album from acclaimed stringband modernists Mipso – has debuted at the coveted #1 spot on Billboard magazine's Bluegrass Chart. The album also charted at #20 on the venerable publication's Folk Chart and #23 on their Heatseekers Chart, which tracks new and developing artists.

Ronnie Reno on Top-Ten, Prepares for Music City Roots' 60th Anniversary

 Lessons LearnedNashville, TN -- Ronnie Reno returns to the Top-Ten of Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart this week at #8 with his first solo release in over a decade, Lessons Learned (Rural Rhythm Records). Climbing from the #10 position reported three weeks ago, the appropriately named Lessons Learned is a bit of a musical nod and Reno's personal reflection on his storied music career as an award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and television host. (Lessons Learned is available for fans on iTunes, Amazon and wherever Bluegrass and Country music are sold.)

Twilight Years are Highlight Years -- Ronnie Reno Scores Top-Ten at Billboard

 Lower Than LonesomeNashville, TN -- At age 67, "Bluegrass Music's Youngest Old-Timer," Ronnie Reno, has turned his twilight years into highlight years. Lessons Learned (his first release in over a decade and his debut album with Rural Rhythm Records) sits at #10 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart this week. This is not Reno's only appearance in this week's top ten. He also lent his talent to two additional albums, Country Grass by ?Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road and Brotherhood by the Gibson Brothers.

“Country Grass” Debuts at #6 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

Country GrassLorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart with their latest Pinecastle Records release, Country Grass. In addition, their single, "Runnin' Water," has debuted on Bluegrass Unlimited's National Survey at #25. For Country Grass the bluegrass chart-toppers have teamed with some of the biggest country artists of all-time, including Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, Jim Ed Brown, Lynn Anderson, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, and John Conlee, to give country classics a new, unique, bluegrass twist. In addition, joining the impressive line-up is country singers Kelly Lang and Jesse Keith Whitley, along with bluegrass favorites Marty Raybon and Ronnie Reno.

The SteelDrivers’ “The Muscle Shoals Recordings” Debuts at #1

 The Music Shoals RecordingsNashville, TN -- Three-time Grammy nominees The SteelDrivers have cause to celebrate: their new album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, which was released to great acclaim on June 16 via Rounder Records, has debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart. The album, which landed at #5 on the Top New Artist Albums Chart, and #125 on the Top Current Albums Chart, achieved the highest first-week sales in the band’s history.

Multi-Grammy Dailey & Vincent's Live Album Debuts at #1

Dailey & Vincent: ALIVE! in ConcertNashville, TN -- Dailey & Vincent continue to live up to their title "Rockstars of Bluegrass," dubbed by CMT, as their first ever live album, Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert, debuts at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and #28 on Top Country Chart it’s first week. The album is available exclusively in all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at CrackerBarrel.com.

Darin & Brooke's "Snapshots" Debuts in Billboard Top 10

SnapshotsNashville, TN -- In spite of the worst snow and ice storm the southern states have seen in decades, Darin and Brooke Aldridge have debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart with their sixth new release, Snapshots. A flurry of promotional activity had been planned for release week, but instead a flurry of ice and snow found the Aldridge's and their band stranded somewhere between Nashville and Asheville on I-40 when the storm hit. They were forced to cancel a number of appearances and events, including the world renowned Station Inn and WSM Radio.

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