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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.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's "In Session" Debuts at #8

Doyle LawsonNashville, TN -- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s latest album In Session was released on January 20th and has debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart. The ‘School of Bluegrass’ is back In Session, with Lawson and his first class band Quicksilver showing just how Bluegrass is done.

Rhonda Vincent in Billboard's Year End Bluegrass Albums Chart Top 10

 Only MeNashville, TN -- The numbers are in, and "The New Queen of Bluegrass" Rhonda Vincent has finished in the top 10 of the Billboard Year End Charts for 2014 with her Grammy nominated album Only Me, which has remained on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart since its #1 debut. Billboard calculated the top Bluegrass Albums based on sales, ranking Only Me in the top 10.

Hot Rize's 1st LP In 24 Years Debuts At #1 at Billboard

 When I'm FreeDecades since its 80s reign as “one of the most important bluegrass bands ever,”(Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek) — Hot Rize is back on top, with its first studio album since 1990 going right to #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass chart in its first week. The impressive debut adds commercial heft to critical acclaim: "Classic" (The Wall Street Journal), “historic” (Music City Roots), “clearly measures up to the best the band had to offer in their heyday” (The Bluegrass Situation), with Garden & Gun praising the band for still “pushing boundaries.”

'Breaking Grass' Hits #4 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

 Just As StrongWillis, VA -- Mississippi's popular and well seasoned bluegrass band, Breaking Grass, hit #4 today on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart with their new Mountain Fever Records album, Just As Strong. The album hit #7 on the Heetseekers chart. The album released August 5th and showcased the release of the first single, "Raining in Virginia," written by guitarist Cody Farrar.

Balsam Range's FIVE Debuts at #4 on Billboard Charts

FiveNashville, TN -- Current title holders for IBMA Album of the Year, Balsam Range's fifth studio album Five debuted at number four on Billboard's Bluegrass Album chart this week. Five was released on June 17th and has only been available for a little over a week.

Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent Holds #1 for 2nd Week

 Only MeNashville, TN -- Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent holds #1 chart position for 2nd week. The Billboard Bluegrass Chart is based solely on actual sales reported through Sound Scan, and is the only realistic representation of the sale of bluegrass CDs.

Rhonda Vincent’s “Only Me” Debuts at #1 on Billboard

 Only MeNashville, TN -- Rhonda Vincent’s new album, Only Me, debuts at #1 on Billboard Bluegrass Album chart, ending a 4-month reign by Alan Jackson. In addition, the critically acclaimed album, debuts on four other Billboard charts including: #10 Heatseekers, #36 Top Current Country Albums, #55 Top Country Albums, #60 Indie Albums. “The New Queen of Bluegrass” as dubbed by the Wall Street Journal now takes her throne at the top of the weekly chart!

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out in Best of 2013 Top 5

 Wayne Benson, Keith McKinnon, Russell Moore, Justen Haynes, Blake JohnsonCumming, GA. (January 21, 2014) – Billboard Magazine has released it's Best Of 2013: The Year In Music, documenting the best-selling albums for the year, including the Top 15 Bluegrass Albums. Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, the latest release from Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, ranks #5 alongside artists such as Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Alan Jackson, and Old Crowe Medicine Show.

Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby Debut at #1 on Billboard Chart

Cluck Ol' HenNashville, TN -- Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby's reuniting is proving to be another major success for the two music Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby Debut at #1 on Billboard Chart Skaggs Family Records - released on August 20) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart, soaring past its competition.

The Roys Reach For the Top of Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart

The RoysNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that bluegrass music artists The Roys currently have two albums on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart. This week The Roys have the #2 position with their 2013 album release Gypsy Runaway Train and the #3 position with their 2012 album release New Day Dawning.

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