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Ken Irwin Honored with "Iconic Innovator" Award

Ken IrwinNashville, TN -- AirPlay Direct is honored to announce that Ken Irwin, Co-Founder of Rounder Records, has been honored with AirPlay Direct's "Iconic Innovators" Award - 2017. AirPlay Direct's "Iconic Innovators" Award honors the visionaries who have openly embraced digital innovation in the music industry. The AirPlay Direct "Iconic Innovators" Award is presented annually to the member of AirPlay Direct that has proven vision and best executes upon the opportunities that digital innovation in the music industry has and continues to create.

Noam Pikelny's "Universal Favorite" Released

Universal FavoriteNashville, TN -- Universal Favorite, the fourth solo album by renowned Punch Brothers banjoist Noam Pikelny, was released today. While Pikelny, a seven-time Grammy nominee best known for his work as a founding member of Punch Brothers, has three previous solo efforts, Universal Favorite is truly his solo debut.

Béla Fleck’s Classical Album “Juno Concerto” Released

Béla Fleck and son JunoJuno Concerto] will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about the traditionally bluegrass instrument,” writes No Depression, which is streaming Béla Fleck’s new album in honor of its release.

Dailey & Vincent to be Inducted into Grand Ole Opry March 11th

Dailey & VincentNashville, TN -- Three-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year and multi-Grammy®-nominated super duo Dailey & Vincent are secheduled to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, March 11th. The duo are celebrating their tenth year together and they have made over 100 Opry appearances.

Grand Ole Opry Recognizes Travis Tritt's 25 Year Membership Anniversary

Nashville, TN -- Travis Tritt celebrated his 25th anniversary of becoming an Opry member Tuesday night, February 28th. During Tritt's 30-minute set, the legendary John Conlee presented Tritt with a commemorative plaque congratulating the singer for his long-lived relationship with the Opry.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Teams Up With Lee Greenwood

Lee Greenwood with Lorraine JordanNashville, TN -- It's been 32 years since Lee Greenwood hit the top of the country charts with his smash single, "Dixie Road," and the hit maker is continuing to turn heads with a new, recreated bluegrass version of the song. The singer/songwriter recently teamed up with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road for a remake of the classic song, with a more prominent banjo and bluegrass vibe. The video for "Dixie Road" made its premiere yesterday on Country Rebel and is shown below.

The Infamous Stringdusters Added To Jam In The Trees

The Infamous StringdustersAsheville, NC -- The 2nd Annual Jam In The Trees is thrilled to announce the addition of The Infamous Stringdusters to the lineup which includes some incredible acts that have already been annonced: Acoustic Syndicate, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel, Tim O'Brien, Jim Lauderdale, Underhill Rose, and Ken Tizzard. The 2017 event takes place Friday and Saturday, August 25-26th, 2017 at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC. More artists are being added as the event approaches.

Poor Mountain Records Signed Carolina Blue

Carolina BlueFrom, Brevard North Carolina, to a recording contract. We are very happy to bring Carolina Blue into the Poor Mountain Records Family! "We are very excited about working with Rick Dollar and Jonathan Buckner from Poor Mountain Records on our current and future projects!" commented Bobby Powell and Timmy Jones, founding members of Carolina Blue.

Carter Fold Presents Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow HootenannyHiltons, VA -- Saturday, March 4th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny is a seven-piece, old-time string band from Rover, Tennessee with musical influences by the Carter Family, Gid Tanner, Uncle Dave Macon, the Coon Creek Girls and many other old-time bands of the past.
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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn; O'Connor Band Added to FolkWest Lineup

Béla Fleck & Abigail WashburnPagosa Springs, CO -- Sure, in the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset by limitations. But when the banjo players cast in those roles are Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck—she with the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, he with the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots— it's a different matter entirely.

Nu-Blu: Giving Back in a Big Way

Nu-BluWith a jam packed tour schedule that keeps them on the road over 200 days each year, Nu-Blu still takes time to give back and use their talents to further the music they love. Working with several partners, including Peterson Tuners, Saga Instruments, Daddario Strings, and The Foundation for Bluegrass Music, they are taking bluegrass music into the schools everywhere they can... and it's not just introducing kids to the music!

Balsam Range’s Music Video of “Eldorado Blue”

Balsam RangeAsheville, NC -- Balsam Range is currently touring in support of Mountain Voodoo, their sixth studio album, on Mountain Home Music Company. With it, they are offering something that is sure to continue to mesmerise fans of bluegrass and beyond with elements of jazz, country, gospel, swing, and old-time music that are all infused into the fresh sound of this unique Southern band. It's five distinct personalities creating one remarkable musical experience.

Ray Cardwell’s “Tennessee Moon” Making an Early Splash

Tennessee MoonNashville, TN - Ray Cardwell is having a big impact in the bluegrass world in the first weeks after the release of his debut Pinecastle Records album Tennessee Moon. The first single from the album, title track “Tennessee Moon,” is on Bluegrass Today’s Monthly Airplay Chart for January. Cardwell and his band along with Curtis Burch and producer Pat Flynn recently visited local television station WBKO in Bowling Green, KY for a live interview and performance which, can be viewed here.

Carter Family Fold hosts Cabin Creek Boys Saturday

Cabin Creek BoysHiltons, VA -- Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Cabin Creek Boys. The Cabin Creek Boys play old time hillbilly music from the mountains of southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina, performing at area festivals, fiddlers' conventions, square dances, and other community events.

East of Monroe Releases New Single

By The river's EdgeUp and coming, Virginia and Maryland-based Americana/bluegrass band, East Of Monroe is releasing a new single from their record By The River's Edge. The new single, "Say What You Mean", written by the band's guitar player and also one of the lead vocalists, Gary Alan Ferguson, was the winner of the 2015 DCBU Hazel Dickens Songwriting contest.

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