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Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Still Climbing the Charts

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersJoe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers' latest Rebel Records CD, Another Day From Life, continues to hold the attention of radio programmers and fans across the world. This month, the album has climbed to #14 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 15 Albums chart and is tied for the #10 spot on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Albums chart! "Now The Summer's Gone" spent two weeks at #1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Songs chart and jumped up to #21 on BU's Top 30 Songs chart. Our latest single, "Another Day From Life" made its debut at #30 on the BU chart and is #7 on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Tracks chart.

MerleFest 2015 Adds Willie Watson,The Steel Wheels to Lineup

Willie WatsonWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 23-26, 2015, has added Willie Watson and The Steel Wheels to its 2015 lineup. Additionally, The Steel Wheels will host the Midnight Jam. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest is known for its unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented music from the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, Americana, blues, country, Celtic, Cajun, cowboy, zydeco, rock and many other styles that the late Doc Watson referred to as “traditional plus.”

The Hillbilly Gypsies at Historic Carter Fold Saturday

The Hillbilly GypsiesSaturday, March 7th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. The Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drivin’ bluegrass sound. In addition to their original material, the Hillbilly Gypsies play a mix of traditional bluegrass and catchy old fiddle tunes. They are best appreciated at a live show.

Kentucky Filmmaker, Morgan Atkinson to Screen Thomas Merton Documentary

Thomas Merton DocumentaryOwensboro, Ky., -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum will host a film screening and open discussion Wednesday, March 11, with Kentucky film maker Morgan Atkinson, for his latest project, The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton.

Ben Eldridge Honored with 2015 Washington Monument Award

Ben EldridgeDCBU president Randy Barrett presented the 2015 Washington Monument Award to Ben Eldridge, banjo player of the Seldom Scene, during their amazing performance at the DCBU Bluegrass Festival last Friday night, February 27 2015. The award honors his 40 years of bluegrass as a founding and continuing member of the Seldom Scene.

WoodSongs Invites Teachers to Music & Arts Education Seminar

WoodSongs Classroom ProjectTeachers and Home School Parents of Central Kentucky are invited to a very special half-day seminar Saturday April 25th from 1:00 until 4:30pm to explore how to help your students learn a true appreciation for the art of music and how it positively affects their lives, families, friends and community. As a leader in the arts, don't miss this opportunity to bring excitement, enjoyment and learning to your classrooms. For FREE. This is a very special one day seminar to explore this topic and sample the new WoodSongs Classroom project for your students. The WoodSongs Arts & Music Seminar will be held in the Duthie Theater in the Anne Hart Raymond Building on the campus of beautiful Midway College in Midway, KY (20 minutes from Lexington).

June 25 Kicks Off Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman!!!

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2015Springer Mountain Farms has June and July at the world famous Ryman Auditorium packed with Thursday night bluegrass as they once again present Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman. This annual fare of bluegrass music is just the thing to make summers hotter than ever. This year, the lineup if fully loaded with some of the finest in the genre.

Nu-Blu Plays First Ever Online Bluegrass Festival with CBA Feb 28

Nu-Blu Bluegrass BandNashville, TN -- Bluegrass/Americana sensation Nu-Blu are pleased to announce their participation in the inaugural online Bluegrass Roundup on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 6pm EST. They will be performing a special one-hour set, which features every song from their latest album, All The Way. This first-of-its-kind Bluegrass festival will stream the show online HERE. The spectacle is sponsored by JCD Property Management in conjunction with the California Bluegrass Association.

NewTown Signs with Moonstruck Management

NewTown bandNashville, TN --- NewTown has inked a new business relationship with Moonstruck Management, the booking and management firm that handles stellar bluegrass acts including Dr. Ralph Stanley, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Lonesome River Band. The dynamic NewTown band from Lexington, KY is led by gifted fiddler and singer, Kati Penn-Williams and husband, Jr. Williams. NewTown is a dynamic band that delivers a truly creative musical blend of the traditional and the modern in its acoustic artistry.

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.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Celebrate #1 with "Fiddlin' Joe"

On Down the LineCharlestown, IN -- 9-Time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are proud to announce "Fiddlin' Joe," the first single from their Compass Records release, On Down the Line, has reached #1 on the National Bluegrass Survey's Top 30 Songs chart for March. "Fiddlin' Joe" was written specifically for the band by Mark "Brink" Brinkman, a 2014 nominee for IBMA's Songwriter of the Year award. Additionally, On Down the Line has spent six months on the Top 15 Albums chart and is #8 for March.

Nominations Open for Third Annual Music Educator Award

Music Educator AwardThe Music Educator Award to be presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.

Della Mae Preparing Sophomore Release on Rounder

Della MaeNashville, TN -- On May 12, 2015, Della Mae will release their second full-length set for Rounder. Della Mae expands upon the musical achievements of the group's widely acclaimed, Grammy-nominated 2013 breakthrough album This World Oft Can Be, which established the multi-talented female combo, which features Celia Woodsmith on vocals and guitar, Kimber Ludiker on fiddle and vocals, Jenni Lyn Gardner on mandolin and vocals, and Courtney Hartman on guitar, banjo and vocals, as a potent musical force.

Dailey & Vincent Cracker Barrel Album due April 27, 2015

 ALIVE! in ConcertLebanon, TN -- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and multi-GRAMMY Award nominated duo Dailey & Vincent announce the upcoming CD release of Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert, which will be available April 27, exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. This is the first live album for the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” who have released two previous albums through the Cracker Barrel exclusive music program. It will retail for $11.99.

Feller and Hill to Release "I Firmly Promise You"

 I Firmly Promise YouNashville, TN -- Available March 24 is the brand-new all-Gospel release from Feller and Hill, I Firmly Promise You, on the Tommy Hillpicker Record label. For DJ's wishing to have a promotional hard copy, simply go email info@fellerandhill.com with your name and address. The new release will be available to purchase at www.fellerandhill.com, Amazon, ITunes and for DJ downloads at Airplay Direct. As always, Feller and Hill include a wide variety of stylings on this album, including traditional Bluegrass-Gospel, Southern-Gospel, Hymns, and some brand-new material.

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