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First Doc & Merle Watson Box Set Released

 Never the Same Way Once – Live at the Boarding House – May 1974The Owsley Stanley Foundation is pleased to announce the release of Doc & Merle Watson: Never the Same Way Once – Live at the Boarding House – May “A legend recording a legend,” is how Doc Watson’s long-time bassist T. Michael Coleman describes these rare live recordings of the American bluegrass giant by counter-culture icon and concert sound pioneer Owsley Stanley (known as Bear to his family and friends). Doc & Merle Watson: Never the Same Way Once – Live at the Boarding House – May 1974 is kind of a long name for an album but, this isn't an ordinary album and, the material is a long list of tracks -- 7 CDs worth.

Milan Bluegrass Festival Adds Country Legend Gene Watson

Gene WatsonMilan, MI (May 18, 2017)—Known as one of Bluegrass music's most popular and long-running events, the Milan Bluegrass Festival has added country music legend Gene Watson to this year's lineup of talent commemorating their 20th Anniversary under the leadership of Mark Gaynier.

Nu-Blu Unveils Official Video for Latest Single “Still Small Voice”

Nu-BluNashville, TN -- Bluegrass sensation Nu-Blu just unveiled the brand new video for their current single, "Still Small Voice." The song serves as their lead release from their brand new album Vagabonds, which hit stores last month. The upbeat sing-along also features Country Music Hall of Fame Statler Brothers singer Jimmy Fortune, with special guest, Gospel award-winning singer Ben Isaacs. The video premiered exclusively on The Boot. Fans can purchase "Still Small Voice" and the latest album on iTunes, Amazon and wherever music is sold.

Russell Moore Announced as Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award Recipient

Left to Right - UDMD Board Member Dr. Michael Doubler, Russell Moore, UDMD Executive Director Ben Wilson, UDMD Board of Directors President Gloria ChristyUncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award recepient is Russell Moore. The Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award recognizes and honors individuals who have dedicated their careers and life perpetuating, preserving and promoting old-time music and dance. Moore joins the ranks of many of his peers including Doyle Lawson, Dailey & Vinent, Jesse McReynolds, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart LeRoy Troy, and many more.

Wide Open Main Stage: 1st Round of Headliners Announced

Wide Open BluegrassNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced their first round of artists to be performing at the Wide Open Main Stage during their World of Bluegrass trade show's weekend festival. World of Bluegrass will take place place September 26-28 and the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival immediately follows on September 29-30 weekend.

8th Festy Experience Unveils First Half of Artist Lineup

The 8th Festy ExperienceCharlottesville, VA -- The Festy Experience is excited to announce the first half of its music lineup for the 8th annual festival, happening October 5-8, 2017 in the Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. The lineup comprises a carefully curated blend of national and local roots music acts, featuring The Infamous Stringdusters, Drive-By Truckers, Sam Bush Band, The Travelin' McCourys, The Jerry Douglas Band, Cabinet, Billy Strings, Love Canon, Carl Anderson, and The 8th Annual Garrettgrass Gospel Hour. And this is just half of the artist lineup. The next installment of artists will be announced on Wednesday, June 14th. Tickets are on-sale now.

WoodSongs III - Insights by Folksinger Michael Johnathon

WoodSongs IIIFor anybody who has enjoyed the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, folk singer Michael Johnathon is no stranger. In his most recent project, WoodSongs III, Michael opens up and the reader gets an insight into who he is and where he's been, where he's going and his ideas on how to make the music world a better place for up and coming musicians.

Hillbilly Gypsies Return to Carter Family Fold May 20

Hillbilly GypsiesHiltons, VA -- Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies. Hailing from the beautiful mountain state of West Virginia, the Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade. Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, West Virginia, the Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin' and grinnin' and entertaining their loyal fans ever since.

“Original” Defining Bobby Osborne's Legacy

Bobby Osborne - OriginalNashville, TN -- At 85, bluegrass icon Bobby Osborne is having a career defining moment with his new album Original. A feature on Billboard.com, a #1 debut at bluegrass radio (a very rare occurrance on this chart), premiering his first ever official music video via The Tennnessean, and having a co-write on the title track to Alison Krauss' #1 album WINDY CITY, seem to signifiy a powerful aligning of the fates and a return to form for this trailblazing artist.

Dailey & Vincent's “Patriots & Poets” Available at Cracker Barrel

Patriots & PoetsNashville, TN -- Fans of Grand Ole Opry stars Dailey & Vincent now have a new way to purchase the latest album, Patriots & Poets. The hit project was just added into Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide. Released via Dreamlined Entertainment Group and BFD (distributed via RED), Patriots & Poets serves as the IBMA “Entertainer of the Year” winner’s first album with all-new, all-original material. In addition to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, fans can also purchase the album on iTunes, Amazon, or wherever music is sold.

2017 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Lineup Announced

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunin 2016Bristol, VA/TN -- The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) has released the initial lineup for it’s 17th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, to be held September 15-17, 2017. This year, the festival gets even better than previous years. Headlining the Reunion will be Dwight Yoakam. Other hot acts will include Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester, Rodney Crowell, The Infamous Stringdusters, The SteelDrivers, Mark O'Connor and the O'Connor Band, Judah & The Lion and a host of other fine artists covering many styles. Buy your tickets here.

Town Branch Bluegrass at Carter Fold May 13th

Town Branch Bluegrass BandHiltons, VA -- As long as bluegrass music has echoed through the hills and valleys of the Appalachian region, musicians of all ages have gathered together to play and preserve their favorite style of music. From Lee County, Virginia, this southwestern Virginia group showcases the traditional songs of yesterday, along with the driving sound of a modern style. The band began doing back porch picking and performing at local events nine years ago. Town Branch Bluegrass is now one of the region's hottest bands. Saturday, May 13th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Town Branch Bluegrass band.

Blue Highway's Jason Burleson Marries Courtney Austin

Jason Burleson Weds Courtney AustinBlue Highway's force on the five string, Jason Burleson, married Courtney Austin on Saturday, April 29th. Jason and Courtney just had a small beautiful ceremony for close family. She looked radiant, they're definitely in love and both super happy. Of course, the Blue Highway family is happy for them!

Dailey & Vincent Team Up With Whisperin' Bill Anderson for New Video

Dailey & VincentNashville, TN -- American music stars Dailey & Vincent just premiered the brand new video for their song "That Feel Good Music." The fun, upbeat video features the award-winning pair teaming up with Country Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Whisperin' Bill Anderson, who also co-wrote the track alongside Jamie Dailey and Jeffrey East. "That Feel Good Music" is featured on the Grammy-nominated duo's latest critically-acclaimed album Patriots & Poets, which was released last month via Dreamlined Entertainment Group and BFD (distributed via RED). The video premiered exclusively on The Boot.

Nu-Blu Releases Brand New Album “Vagabonds”

VagabondsNashville, TN -- The wait is over, as bluegrass/Americana group Nu-Blu releases their brand new album, Vagabonds. The project serves as the band's sixth studio album. The lead single, "Still Small Voice" featuring Country Music Hall of Fame singer Jimmy Fortune has continued to turn heads since its release earlier this year, debuting this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey prior to the release of the highly anticipated project. The collection is released via Voxhall Records, and made available on iTunes, Amazon and wherever music is sold.

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