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Larry Cordle Releases New Gospel Album “Give Me Jesus”

Give Me JesusNashville, TN -- Larry Cordle is very proud to announce his new gospel album Give Me Jesus is now released. A special first-run edition CD, that includes a 12-page booklet with song lyrics and personal notes for each track, is available until supplies run out. Physical copies can be purchased at LarryCordle.com or CDBaby. The album is also available for digital purchase at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and more outlets. Cordle has penned hits for some of Country music’s biggest stars and garnered awards for numerous Country and Bluegrass albums, so when he says this album is the highlight of his career, music fans will certainly want to check it out.

IBMA Announces 2017 Leadership Bluegrass Graduates

Leadership Bluegrass 2017Nashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association is proud to announce the graduating class of Leadership Bluegrass 2017. Leadership Bluegrass is an intensive, three-day program focused on interactive learning and networking experiences that invite participants to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the bluegrass music industry, and pursue leadership development. This was the 18th year of Leadership Bluegrass, which now boasts over 400 alumni. Leadership Bluegrass 2017 was hosted at BMI in Nashville, Tennessee March 20 through 22.

Del McCoury Band Release Single for "You Could Be Me"

You Could Be MeNashville, TN -- Del McCoury Band digitally releases brand new track "You Could Be Me". At 78 years old, Del McCoury is not slowing down. Today he digitally releases his new single, "You Could Be Me". Del continues to release singles as they are finished as a way to get them to fans now instead of having to wait for a full album. This, and other, tracks will all eventually make their way to the next album but this gives listeners a peak into what the band is doing.

Ed Schaeffer & Rattlesnake Hill Share Old Original "Country Girl"

Featuring Carl Nelson & Rattlesnake HillEd Schaeffer & Rattlesnake Hill have been around bluegrass for quite a while. Earlier the band name was No Leeway but due to band changes and time, Rattlesnake Hill was born. The band has a woven fabric of musicians that have share the fabric of Seldom Scene, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, and others. The band has incorporated Fred Travers, Willie Oldes, Mike Phipps, Mark Vann and others. Needless to say, this is a band worthy of more attention.

Bluegrass SuperPickers, Flashback, to Release Debut Album in April

Foxhounds and FiddlesFlashback, newly signed to Pinecastle Records, plans an April 21 release for their debut album, Foxhounds and Fiddles. Made up of a gathering of super pickers and entertainers in Bluegrass, Flashback members are Phil Leadbetter, Don Rigsby, Richard Bennett and Curt Chapman.

The Mountains Are Calling Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice Home

The Mountains Are Calling Me HomeWILLIS, Virginia—Mountain Fever Records is excited to announce the release of new music from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. The Mountains Are Calling Me Home, Sisk's second album for Mountain Fever Records, is available everywhere today!

New Band "Running Blind" for Kristi Stanley

Kristi Stanley & Running BlindOn the brink of releasing her debut album with Union House Records, Kristi Stanley is proud to introduce the new band, Running Blind, that will be backing her on tour. Compiled from years of experience, high skill levels, and polished stage presence, there is no doubt that this group will do a fine job supporting Kristi's powerful vocals.

Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer at Carter Fold April 1st

Larry Sigmon and Martha SpencerHiltons, VA -- Saturday, April 1st, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer – the Unique Sound of the Mountains. If you ever saw Larry Sigmon and the Unique Sound of the Mountains, you know the sound was unlike anything you ever heard before. Over the course of more than ten albums and several years of performing, Larry Sigmon and his late partner Barbara Poole continuously brought the house down with a variety of fast-paced mountain music tunes fueled by Sigmon's high-speed claw hammer banjo picking and Poole's infectious "heartbeat" bass plucking. While there were several groups out there that could get you onto the dance floor, no old time band could wear out your clogging shoes faster than the Unique Sound of the Mountains.

It is Necessary to Spend a Fortune Recording an Album?

Home Made With TEACRecently I have read comments by several artists regarding the high costs of recording an album today. All the engineers, the super expensive equipment, all the digital elementa, time and, of course the talent. This got me to thinking about some of the best albums that I own. Albums on Deutsche Grammophon, albums by extremely talented artists like Mike Oldfield and, all those wonderful albums from the '60s through the '80s.

I Draw Slow to Release “Turn Your Face to the Sun”

Turn Your Face to the SunNashville, TN -- Dublin-based roots band, I Draw Slow will release their highly anticipated new album, Turn Your Face to the Sun on Compass Records April 21st. Their combination of infectious high-energy songs, exuberant performances and a passion for tradition come together on this album to create the band's most cohesive offering yet. Fronted by brother/sister songwriting team Dave (guitar/vocals) and Louise (vocals) Holden, I Draw Slow coaxes the past into the present with original tunes that draw from the best of Irish and American folk music.

FreshGrass Announces First Wave Lineup for 2017

Del McCoury BandNorth Adams, MA FreshGrass, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's (MASS MoCA) 3-day festival of bluegrass and progressive roots music, announces the first round of bands for its upcoming September fest, with Brandi Carlile, Railroad Earth, The Del McCoury Band with special guest David Grisman, Del & Dawg, The Wood Brothers, Bill Frisell: Harmony, Alison Brown, Son Little, The Brothers Comatose, Carrie Rodriguez, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, Hackensaw Boys, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, The Suitcase Junket, Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band, and 2016 FreshGrass Award winners The Last Revel, Victor Furtado, Julian Pinelli, and The Page Turners. FreshGrass, to be held at MASS MoCA on September 15-17, 2017, features bluegrass traditionalists and innovators on four stages and in every nook and cranny of its 28-building, 16-acre campus. 2017's festival will be the first FreshGrass held since MASS MoCA's Building 6 — slated to open in May of this year — has been open, with an additional 120,000 sq. ft. of expanded galleries and performance space.

Rebel Releases Albums from Big Country Bluegrass and Larry Sparks

Rebel Two CD ReleasesCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is excited to announce the release of two new albums: Big Country Bluegrass' Let Them Know I'm From Virginia and Larry Sparks' Lonesome And Blue: More Favorites.

Live At The Bottom Line Series Releases Ralph Stanley Project

 Live At The Bottom LineNashville, TN -- With the release of the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Ralph Stanley cemented his place as an American music legend. His iconic voice became the voice of the mountains, and the last fifteen years of his life and career proved to be a celebration of this, with Grammy Awards, all-star collaborations, and induction into the Grand Ole Opry. In a unique piece of musical history, the legacy of Ralph Stanley can be witnessed for posterity's sake with the release of Ralph Stanley: Live At The Bottom Line, available now at all physical and digital retailers. The release is distributed exclusively by BFD through RED distribution.

"Warning Signs" from Breaking Grass Released

Warning SignsWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of the brand new album from fan and radio favorites, Breaking Grass. Warning Signs is available everywhere today! Throughout history, Mississippi has been a mecca of fantastic music. From Delta Blues artists B.B. King and Muddy Waters, to country crooners Tammy Wynette and Conway Twitty, and those who've bridged the gap between country and bluegrass, Marty Stuart and Carl Jackson, it would seem there's something in the water down south that just breeds great talent. Such is the case with Booneville-based Breaking Grass. Consisting of Cody Farrar (guitar, lead vocals), Tyler White (fiddle), Britt Sheffield (bass, vocals), Zach Wooten (mandolin, vocals), and Jody Elmore (banjo, vocals), the band is uniquely different in that they comfortably fit within all the sub-genres of bluegrass, offering a wide range of original material, but with one foot planted firmly in tradition.

IBMM Receives Large Donation from H. Conway Gandy Estate

Conway Gandy DonationOwensboro, KY - The International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) is honored to accept an incredible archival donation from the estate of the late H. Conway Gandy, which includes his rare and extensive collection of bluegrass LPs, CDs, cassette tapes, books, and recorded radio shows.

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