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Vince Gill/BCMA/ Performances and exclusive interviews from the August 21st taping of Mountain Stage, hosted by Larry Groce, are now available on Mountain Stage's YouTube Channel. Vince Gill, Jim Lauderdale, Red Molly, David Mayfield Parade and John Lilly all performed during the sold-out event at The Paramount Center for the Arts here in Bristol, The Birthplace of Country Music.

The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance brought Mountain Stage with Larry Groce back to Bristol's Paramount Center for the Arts for another sold out event back on August 21st. Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and 20-time Grammy winner Vince Gill was featured in this edition of Mountain Stage in Bristol.

The announcement that Vince Gill was coming to Bristol was made during a press conference Friday, July 1st. By the Fourth of July, the event was completely sold out. That gives you some idea of the popularity of this great and versatile artist.

"Vince Gill is one of the most accomplished and highly regarded artists performing today," said BCMA Board President John Rainero. "We are so fortunate to have a star of his magnitude performing at the event—in the heart of The Birthplace of Country Music."

One of country music's brightest stars, Vince Gill has sold more than 26 million albums and has achieved Entertainer of the Year twice in his career. He has also been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and is the recipient of 18 Country Music Association awards.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion audiences also welcomed two other acts who performed on Mountain Stage, Red Molly and The David Mayfield Parade.

"After Cadillac Sky performed at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion last year, the band split up," said BRRR Executive Director Leah Ross. "Most will remember David Mayfield as one of the most charismatic members of the group." The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion was glad Bristol was able to see him again with his new band at Mountain Stage.

The all-girl bluegrass trio that dazzled audiences at BRRR 2010 with their gorgeous harmonies, Red Molly, complemented the Mountain Stage event perfectly.

The two-hour Mountain Stage event at The Paramount was recorded for air at a later date. The NPR program is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting and is distributed nationwide to more than 100 affiliate stations including WETS 89.5 FM in Johnson City, TN. Mountain Stage airs Saturdays on WETS at 2am and 8pm.

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