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Dixie Bee-Liners Make a Bee-Line for Carter Fold February 25th

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Buddy Woodward and Brandy Hart of the Dixie Bee-LinersFounded by songsmiths Brandi Hart and Buddy Woodward, the band is named for Kentucky Highway 41 – The Dixie Bee-Line. The Dixie Bee-Liner's brand of traditional-meets-contemporary music has earned them a reputation for breaking new ground. Saturday, February 25th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a bluegrass concert by the Dixie Bee-Liners. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Brandi Hart, a native of the Bluegrass State, grew up singing and playing music in Southern Baptist church choirs. In addition to handling the band's vocals; Brandi is an accomplished, prolific songwriter. Her work has been featured on IBMA's Songwriter's Showcase and by ASCAP at the IBMA conference. Brandi plays guitar, fiddle, and the mountain dulcimer.

Buddy Woodward is a bluegrass veteran who plays nearly every instrument you can mention – mandolin, guitar, banjo, and bass to name a few. He was a founding member of the alternative country Ghost Rockets and later the honky-tonk group the Nitro Express. Buddy was featured in the Barter Theatre play Man of Constant Sorrow, and he also worked on the soundtrack of the film Freedom. He has played with John Starling, Steve Earle, Rosie Flores, Jim Lauderdale, the Coal Porters, Bill Keith, Laura Cantrell, Beat Rodeo, Sid Griffin, Smalltown Parade, the Jet Set, the Chelsea Mountain Jamboree, and many others.

The group records for Pinecastle Records. Their second CD, Susanville, follows the 2008 release of Ripe which earned the band four number one hits on the bluegrass charts. This critically-acclaimed group of accomplished musicians has performed and taught in hundreds of venues around the world including BBC Radio Scotland, NPR, the Food Network, Sirius radio, and SM satellite radio. Their dynamic musicianship adds grit, humor, and emotion to their performances. For more information on the group, go to www.dixiebeeliners.com

For an unforgettable evening of music and dance, be sure to see the Dixie Bee-Liners at the Carter Family Fold. Known for their high-octane harmonies and beautiful original songs, the Bee-Liners represent bluegrass at its' finest. Be sure to bring along your dancing shoes, too! The Bee-Liners are high energy, and you'll want to hit the dance floor.

Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Incorporated, is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic, mountain music. For further information on the center, go to www.CarterFamilyFold.org. Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed on the internet at www.CarterFoldShow.com.

Carter Music Center is part of the Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. You can visit the Crooked Road Music Trail site at TheCrookedRoad.org. Partial funding for programs at the center is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on Saturday's concert, contact the Mountain Music Museum at 276-645-0035. For recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054.

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