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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.

Larry Cordle's “Give Me Jesus” Sets Chart Record On AirPlay Direct

Give Me JesusAirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that Larry Cordle's new CD Give Me Jesus is the fastest rising album to break the "Top 20" of the APD "Top 50 All-Time" Gospel Album Chart in the 12 year history of the company! Congratulations to all involved!

Ralph Stanley II at Carter Fold May 6th

Ralph Stanley IISaturday, May 6th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Ralph Stanley II. Ralph II has done annual concerts at the Fold for nearly a decade now, and the Fold is thrilled to welcome him back for this year's concert. This will mark Ralph II's eighth performance at the Fold. His father Ralph and his uncle Carter actually performed at the A.P. Carter Park when A.P. presented music programs in the early 1950s. Those shows were held just behind the Fold at the foot of Clinch Mountain in an outdoor concert area. The Stanley and Carter families have been pivotal in preserving the region's rich musical tradition and carrying the music of the mountains throughout the world.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Welcome Jasiah Shrode

Jasiah ShrodeCharlestown, IN -- Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are proud to welcome Jasiah Shrode as their newest member effective immediately. Shrode replaces former Flamekeeper member, Cody Looper, who has taken a full-time job to be at home more with his family. Shrode made his official stage debut with Flamekeeper during WAMU's Bluegrass Country Benefit Concert last weekend, performing to a packed house of avid bluegrass fans.

Whitetop Mountain Band to Carter Family Fold Saturday

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, April 29th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band's members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region's style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style.

Record Store Day Celebrates 10 Years Today!

Record Store Day 2017Saturday, April 22nd marks the 10th Anniversary of Record Store Day, our now annual hootenanny dedicated to record culture, record lovers, record makers and most of all, the amazing record stores that make it all possible. That's a whole decade’s worth of a unique annual event whose purpose has been to bring folks together in support of those essential elements that make independent record stores real and thriving epicenters of their communities.

The Farm Hands Recognized for Bluegrass by State of Tennessee

Farm Hands at Senate 4-20-17Nashville, TN -- The Nashville based quartet The Farm Hands were honored Thursday morning with a proclamation from the Senate of the State of Tennessee and were invited to perform on the Senate floor. The proclamation, presented during the morning session by Senator Kerry Roberts of Springfield, was to honor The Farm Hands for the contributions they have made to bluegrass music and as musical ambassadors of Tennessee.

Hammertown Releases Title Track from Upcoming “Hillbilly Heroes”

Hillbilly HeroesWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is announcing the release of new music from Hammertowne. "Hillbilly Heroes," the title track from the band's upcoming album, is available to radio and consumers today. The album, Hillbilly Heroes, will be released June 2nd. Dave Carrol commented, "'Hillbilly Heroes' pays homage to many of our Bluegrass influences, both past and present. Its maybe my personal favorite of anything that I've been a part of, and I really believe folks that enjoy straight ahead bluegrass music with a meaningful lyric will enjoy it."

Ole Smoky Distillery Announces 2017 Summer of ‘Shine Entertainment Series

Ole Smoky Summer of ShineGatlinburg, TN -- Ole Smoky Distillery LLC, the world’s most visited distillery, announced the launch of their 2017 entertainment series, Summer of ‘Shine. From music performances to family bonding activities, there will be a little something for everyone. Ole Smoky is kicking off this fun-filled season with the announcement of three major musical acts: Boxmasters, Survivorman and The Soggy Bottom Boys.

The Infamous Stringdusters Debut New Music Video for “Gravity”

GravityNashville, TN -- Bluegrass virtuosos The Infamous Stringdusters released their latest album Laws of Gravity on January, 13th 2017 on Compass Records. The 13-track collection debuted at #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Albums chart and celebrates a return to form for the Grammy-nominated acoustic quintet. The video for their latest single "Gravity" premiered today on CMT and is now in rotation. The video features a compelling, emotive portrait of the energy and passion of young love.

Bluegrass Hall of Fame Artist John Starling to Play Historic Mt. Airy

John StarlingWarsaw, VA -- The inaugural Bluegrass Under The Stars to benefit Friends of the Rappahannock will be held Friday night, June 30th 2017 starting at 7pm at historic Mount Airy on the outskirts of Warsaw, Va. with with music by the legendary John Starling & Clearwater. Tickets are now available online for $35. Only 300 tickets will be sold.

ASCAP & LANDR to Offer Free, Unlimited Mastering to ASCAP Members

ASCAP LogoMonreal, QC, New York, NY -- ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, and LANDR, the world’s #1 automated mastering platform, announced today that it will provide ASCAP members with access to unlimited automated mastering. This marks the beginning of ASCAP’s larger initiative to offer its 600,000 members an integrated member benefits experience with preeminent organizations, such as LANDR, that deliver services to music professionals. ASCAP will provide easy access to these services as it adds new exclusive benefits that align with member needs.

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