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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.

Dailey & Vincent Capture Two Top Ten Spots on Billboard's Bluegrass Chart

Brothers Of The HighwayVenerable bluegrass music duo Dailey & Vincent’s newly-released Brothers of the Highway has captured the #2 spot on Billboard’s Bluegrass chart, while their Grammy-nominated The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent is also in the top ten, at #7.

SteelDrivers Enter Billboard's Bluegrass Chart #1

Hammer DownThe three time Grammy nominated bluegrass-meets-soul band, The SteelDrivers' brand new Rounder Records release "Hammer Down" has entered Billboard's Bluegrass Chart at #1. The band celebrated the new cd last week with an SRO performance at the band's musical home, Nashville's The Station Inn. The video for "I'll Be There" also premiered on CMTEdge.com (see below).

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Hold Firm at #1 Spot on Billboard

Timeless Hits From the Past BluegrassedNashville, Tenn. (February 1, 2013) – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are proud to announce their latest CD, Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, is #1 for the third week in a row on the Billboard Top Current Bluegrass Albums chart. The CD was released nationwide on January 7 through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program.

“Timeless Hits From the Past Bluegrassed” Lands #1 on Billboard Chart

Timeless Hits From the Past BluegrassedLebanon, TN -- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® celebrates a No. 1 Billboard debut this week with their exclusive music program’s latest release, Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, recorded by legendary bluegrass band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. The album, made up of classic country hits re-recorded in the band’s signature bluegrass style, gives a modern flare to the popular music originally recorded by Elvis, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Tammy Wynette, among others. The classic CD is available now at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations as well as crackerbarrel.com, iTunes and Amazon.com.

Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers Debut on Billboard's Top 10 Albums Chart

They're Playing My SongCharlottesville, VA (November 28, 2012)—Rebel Records is proud to announce, They're Playing My Song, the new CD from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, has debuted at #8 on Billboard Magazine's Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart. The project also made it's debut on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Albums at #7 for November and is #6 on Roots Music Reports Top 50 Bluegrass CDs chart. Released in mid-October, They're Playing My Song has received much critical acclaim and has produced several tracks finding their way onto bluegrass charts including the first single, "Bottom Of The Mountain" which was #3 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Songs chart (week of 11/16) and #7 on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Tracks (November 2012). In addition, "Cruisin' Timber" has debuted at #9 on this week's Bluegrass Today Top 20 Songs chart (11/23).

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Debut #3 on Billboard, Top Over 12 Million YouTube Views

Sleepy Man Banjo BoysNashville, TN -- Fresh off the sacred stage of the Ryman Auditorium where they kicked off a stirring tribute to the late Earl Scruggs with actor Steve Martin, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys are pleased to announce the release of their new album, The Farthest Horizon. The album debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Album Chart last week and is now available at iTunes, Amazon, SleepyManBanjoBoys.com and more outlets.

American Drive Debuts on Billboard's Bluegrass Album Chart

American Drive Nashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce the new self-titled album by American Drive made its debut on Billboard's Top Bluegrass Albums chart at #11 this week. Band members Rickey Wasson, Dwight MCall, Matt DeSpain and Kyle Perkins are also celebrating the addition of their new banjo player, Josh Hymer.

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