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Live Album “A Tribute to John D. Loudermilk” Due September 15

A Tribute to John D. LoudermilkNashville, TN -- One of America's most beloved songwriters will be honored September 15 with the release of the Vector Recordings album A Tribute to John D. Loudermilk. Among the more than two dozen musicians memorializing the composer of "Tobacco Road," "Abilene," "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," "Waterloo," "Indian Reservation," and "A Rose and a Baby Ruth" are Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and renowned guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and John Jorgenson. The evening was hosted by songwriter and music historian Peter Cooper.

Hammertowne Releases Newest Album “Hillbilly Heroes”

Hillbilly HeroesWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is excited to announce the release of Hillbilly Heroes from Hammertowne. The band's third album for Mountain Fever is also available wherever great music is sold beginning today!

American Banjo Museum Receives Grant from Oklahoma Humanities

American Banjo MuseumOklahoma City, OK -- The American Banjo Museum in partnership with the Oklahoma History Center, was recently awarded a grant for $5,000 from Oklahoma Humanities to host two education seminars titled "Back to Our Roots: And Exploration of Roots Music".

The Garrett Newton Band to Wilson Pickins

Young Heart, Old SoulGarrett Newton, at all of 17 years old fronts this up and coming band with his on point Scruggs style banjo picking that has earned high praise from many of his industry peers. At his young age, he has already played onstage with national artists such as Marty Raybon, Kenny Ingram, Ben Greene, Steve Dilling, and James King. Now, with the assistance of the bands bass player and well known industry professional, Lorraine Jordan, Newton is backed by some of the finest pickers around.

BCM Celebrates 90 Years of Legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions

90 Years of Legendary 1927 Bristol SessionsThe Birthplace of Country Music Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions. This summer the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) celebrates the 90th anniversary of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings with an exciting series of panels, performances, premieres, and promotions showcasing the deep impact of the Sessions. Kicking off on July 15 with a symposium featuring Ralph Peer II, Barry Mazor, and the producers of the PBS documentary American Epic, the celebration continues through the award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival September 15-17, 2017.

“Life Is A Story” Sweetly Sung On New Doyle Lawson & Quicksliver Album

Life Is A StoryNashville, TN (June 26, 2017) - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver bring unparalleled storytelling to fans on August 25 with the 12-track wonder Life Is A Story. Described by Lawson as a mix of Bluegrass styles "from the middle of the road to the very traditional," the album never strays from the heart of the genre. "So much of what makes good Bluegrass and Country music compelling comes down to great songwriters - and the stories told in their songs," Lawson observes. "Life itself is really a continuous story that embraces the beginning, the middle and inevitable ending." Life Is A Story, and here it is sweetly sung. Fans can pre-order the digital release HERE.

Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Wayne Taylor by Sherri GeorgeTazewell, VA -- On the heels of being inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame last Fall, the gifted vocalist, songwriter, and bass player Wayne Taylor of the multi-award winning, highly respected band Blue Highway is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Tazewell County Fiddlers Convention on Saturday, July 15, at 6:30 pm, at the Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park.

New Music From Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

The Story We TellCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is excited to announce the release of brand new music from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. "Long Gone Out West Blues" is the first single off of the band's sixth Rebel recording, The Story We Tell (REB-1869) which hits stores August 18th. The album is now available for pre-order through iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, and folks who purchase it will receive an instant free download of the single.

Grass is Blue Entertainment now Booking Darrell Webb Band

The Darrell Webb BandThe Darrell Webb band is pleased to announce that Grass is Blue Entertainment is now the band's official booking agent. The Agency is run by Ryan Frankhouser. Ryan has been very successful promoting his band Remington Ryde and the Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival. He is one of the hardest workers in the business and Darrell Webb Band is looking forward to working with him. The Darrell Webb Band is currently booking for 2018-2019.

Blue Ridge Music Center Hosts Mountain Music Dance Party

 Slate Mountain RamblersGalax, VA -- The Blue Ridge Music Center will kick off the Fourth of July holiday weekend with a Mountain Music Dance Party featuring two of the region's most popular old-time string bands, the Slate Mountain Ramblers and The Zephyr Lightning Bolts on July 1. The performance is part of the Roots of American Music summer concert series presented at the Music Center's beautiful, outdoor amphitheater, located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This evening features a free flatfoot dance workshop led by Marianne Kovatch of The Chestnut School of the Arts prior to the show. The workshop will be held from 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. A concert ticket must be purchased to attend the workshop.

Lonesome River Band Returns to Host RudyFest

Lonesome River BandGrayson, KY -- Lonesome River Band returns to Grayson, Kentucky this weekend to host RudyFest at Carter County Fairgrounds. The band will also be celebrating their new album Mayhayley’s House releasing Friday on Mountain Home Music Co. The album is available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, LonesomeRiverBand.com and many more outlets.

The New Millenium - When Technology Replaced Talent

Modern Recording StudioToday, one cannot possibly record a typical album without tens of thousands of dollars of equipment, gadgets, pedals, auto-tune and a myriad of other technologies. Mixing boards consisting of various filters, equalizers, 128 or more channels all feeding digital recorders with the same number of channels. Artists and musicians can be recording each of their respective parts individually -- often in different recording studios and even hundreds of miles apart. That is the evolution of the music that has taken place during the past quarter century.

New Video Release from Edgar Loudermilk Band Featuring Jeff Autry

Georgia MaplePinecastle Records and Bluegrass Preservation are proud to bring you this brand new video release featuring the hit song "Dreaming Enough To Get Me By", from Edgar Loudermilk's album, Georgia Maple. The video was filmed on location with the band, by videographer, Mike Bullard, in the hills of Northeast Georgia, above the breathtaking Tallulah Gorge.

Dailey & Vincent's LandFest Announces WSM Media Partnership

LandFest in the MountainsHiawassee, GA -- Grand Ole Opry stars Dailey & Vincent are gearing up to host their upcoming festival, Dailey & Vincent: LandFest in the Mountains, taking place in Hiawassee, Georgia Sept. 14-16, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms®. The award-winning duo and WSM are pleased to announce that legendary radio station 650 AM WSM has just joined as a media partner for the highly anticipated event.

Shawn & Gracie Lane to Co-Headline Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival

Shawn & Gracie LaneTyner, KY -- Shawn Lane of award-winning super group Blue Highway and his wife Gracie will co-headline the 21st Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival on Friday, June 16, at Stringbean Memorial Park at 1410 Oak Grove Church Road in Tyner, KY. Shawn & Gracie Lane will co-headline the festival with Hall of Fame legend Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers for their first official performance on Friday, June 16.

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