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Junior Sisk Invites Fans to Their Home Festival May 22-23

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceJunior Sisk & Ramblers Choice is excited to welcome fans to their home festival, the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, held at Chantilly Farm in Floyd, Virginia on May 22-23.

Brad Davis: A Bluegrass Tribute to George Jones

 A Bluegrass Tribute to George JonesGRAMMY Winner Brad Davis has launched a bluegrass project that is sure to gather an outpouring of well deserved attention, 'A Bluegrass Tribute to George Jones'. This album has everything: great music, great vocals, and great songs!

Tellico to Debut New Album "Relics and Roses" in June

TellicoAsheville, NC -- Tellico will independently release their debut album Relics and Roses on June 2, 2015. The album features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle (guitar, fiddle) and Stig Stiglets (bass), and showcases Aaron Ballance on dobro and pedal and lap steel and Jed Willis on mandolin and clawhammer banjo. Guitar virtuoso Jon Stickley (Jon Stickley Trio) produced the album and makes a few guest appearances with drums and guitar.

John Berry Sings a Blue Ridge Self Portrait

 Blended BlueRenowned country music singer, John Berry ("Your Love Amazes Me", "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye", "She's Taken a Shine"...among many others) lends his tremendous talents to the Bluegrass / Americana realm with this single, now available on iTunes.

First Single "Ain't That Crazy" from Gold Heart Released

 Places I've BeenWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of "Ain't That Crazy," the first single from sister trio Gold Heart. The band's debut album on Mountain Fever Records, Places I've Been, will be released May 26th.

Vince Gill To Be Spotlighted on Dan Rather’s "The Big Interview"

Vince Gill and Dan RatherNashville, TN -- It’s a tete-a-tete of the titans when Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill spends an hour in conversation with legendary newsman Dan Rather Tuesday, April 21, on The Big Interview. Broadcast on AXS TV, The Big Interview provides in-depth excursions into the lives and careers of some of America’s most influential entertainers.

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project Featuring Tim O'Brien

Bristol, VA/TN -- Birthplace of Country Music and The Paramount Center for the Arts present Jayme Stone's Lomax Project featuring Tim O'Brien on the Paramount stage Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m., sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission. Two-time Juno-winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone collaborates with Grammy-winning Americana artist Tim O'Brien, and others, for a re-imagining of songs collected by renowned folklorist and field pioneer Alan Lomax. This "collaboratory" brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive and recycle traditional music.

Terry Baucom to be Inducted to Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

Terry Baucom, Photo - M. Lane PhotographyThe Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame has announced their 8th annual award inductees for 2015. Among those to be honored are bluegrass artist and regional musician Terry Baucom, nationally known country artist Ronnie Milsap, pioneer artist Lulu Belle & Scotty Wiseman, gospel group The Lewis Family, Songwriter Si Kahn, Bobby Patterson of the recording industry.

2015 FreshGrass Award Open for Submissions

FreshGrassNorth Adams, MA -- The FreshGrass Award, a highlight of the eponymous three-day bluegrass and roots music festival held each fall at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MASS MoCA), crowns up-and-coming musicians who offer a fresh take on the genre. Now in its third year, the Award expands from three categories to four — giving unsigned bands, duos, and banjo and fiddle players a chance to compete for cash prizes totaling over $25,000, recording time at Compass Records’ studio in Nashville, and a slot on the stage at FreshGrass 2016. The competition, judged by a panel of industry professionals led by the legendary FreshGrass favorite Alison Brown, is held during the festival on September 18-20, 2015, and contest performances are open to the festival audience.

Folk Soul Revival at Historic Carter Family Fold Saturday

Folk Soul RevivalHiltons, VA -- Folk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, boot stomping, rowdy and rootsy acoustic group from right here in the Appalachian Mountains. Their diversity, creativity, and passion are evident to anyone who’s ever seen them perform. With their distinct vocal approaches, back-porch instrumentation, haunting four-part harmonies, and sheer talent, the boys have garnered much success and have attracted a large following. With strong songwriting, spot on vocals, earthy instrumentation, and an unreserved honesty, a Folk Soul Revival concert is consistently eventful. Saturday, April 18th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Folk Soul Revival. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.

Lonesome River Band Releases Anticipated "Lila Mae" Music Video

Lonesome River BandLonesome River Band is very excited to announce our new music video "Lila Mae." The song was written by Alex Cline, Kirk Sauers, and our very own Brandon Rickman. We had so much filming this at Wheatland Plantation in Sevierville, TN. Thanks so much to our Director, Kim White at View Finders TV.com and to Mountain Home Music Company for producing the video. You might see a familiar face in the video - Josh Trivett from Moonstruck Management, along with Natalie Moore and Nathan Morrison in the lead roles.

Original Blue Grass Boys Special Presentation at Monroe Mandolin Camp

Monroe Mandolin Camp 2015Original Blue Grass Boys giving a Q&A and demonstration. One-On-One knee to knee private individualized tutorials with an instructor of your choice. An opening night jam where you don't know who of Nashville's finest will show up to hang out and play tunes with you. Learning the Art of Mandolin Construction from world-class luthiers Paul Duff and Will Kimble (and rumor has it that Steve Gilchrist may make it this year as well)! The camp is excited to present to you four of Bill Monroe's greatest-and enduring-sidemen. They are Glen Duncan, Tom Ewing, Mark Hembree and Blake Williams, who entered Monroe's band between 1979 and 1986.

Rebel Records Releases New Single From Big Country Bluegrass

Bluefield West Virginia BluesCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is thrilled to announce today’s release of “Bluefield West Virginia Blues,” the new single from Big Country Bluegrass' upcoming third Rebel album, Country Livin' (REB-1858). The rollicking number was co-written by Tom T. and Dixie Hall and Troy Engle and is one of two Tom T. & Dixie compositions on the project. These songs are particularly poignant, given the recent passing of Miss Dixie in January. "Miss Dixie was a dear friend who loved and supported our music so much," notes Big Country Bluegrass founder and leader Tommy Sells. "Her wonderful contributions, not only to us but to bluegrass music as a whole, were beyond measure."

Ronnie Reno's Lower than Lonesome #1 on Airplay Direct

Ronnie Reno: Lower Than LonesomeNashville, TN -- Lessons Learned, the latest album by "Bluegrass Music's Youngest Old-Timer" Ronnie Reno, earned the #1 spot on AirPlay Direct Global Radio Indicator Bluegrass/Folk chart for March. Released on March 17, the album received 890 downloads, signifying that radio is pleased with Reno's debut album on Rural Rhythm Records and his first project in over a decade. Programmers can still download the album at AirPlay Direct (click here). Lessons Learned is available for fans on iTunes, Amazon and wherever Bluegrass and Country music are sold.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Country Legends to Release "Country Grass"

Country GrassNashville, TN -- Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road are proud to announce the official release date, track listing, and artwork for their forthcoming album Country Grass, due out June 9th on Pinecastle Records. 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.

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