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Netherlands ETSU Dobroist Awarded Share America Foundation Scholarship

Owen SchinkelRinggold, GA -- The Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its 2017 scholarship winner recently at Ringgold's Patriot Hall in Ringgold, Ga. The scholarship honors students excelling in the Appalachian musical arts. Dobroist Owen Schinkel of Johnson City, Tennessee was selected as a Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship winner receiving a $1,250 scholarship from the organization for continuing his music studies. While in Ringgold, he also appeared both at Sacred Sounds Fridays at Ringgold's Patriot Hall, on the long-running Ringgold Opry at the Ringgold Depot and toured the region's historical sites meeting many locals and tourists.

Bluegrass Stars Support Musicians Against Childhood Cancer July 19-22

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverThe 34th Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Festival featuring four big days of prime bluegrass music takes place July 19 through July 22 outside Columbus, Ohio. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Flatt Lonesome, Hammertowne, Blue Highway, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Steel Drivers, Balsam Range, Grascals, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standarrd Time, and many more will be appearing.

Bonfire Records Signs First Artist Wilson Banjo Co.

Wilson Banjo CompanyBonfire Records has signed Upstate South Carolina bluegrass band Wilson Banjo Co. Their first full-length album Spirits in the Hills will be released in October. Bonfire's mission is to develop American roots music artists and artists local to the Greenville, SC area.

Mathan Holt Announces No 2018 Bluegrass on the Plains

Auburn, AL -- By now, the entire bluegrass community and beyond has either met Mathan Holt or knows his reputation of being one of the most successful festival producers and broad-thinkers in our genre of music. Mathan launched Bluegrass On The Plains in 2011 at his large and first-class campground, University Station RV Resort, a venue he originally built to accommodate fans of Auburn University's Tigers Football program.

Big Country Bluegrass at Carter Family Fold July 15th

Big Country BluegrassHiltons, VA -- Saturday, July 15th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Big Country Bluegrass. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Steep Canyon Rangers to NC Music Hall of Fame

Steep Canyon RangersNot only do the Steep Canyon Rangers have a new album coming, they are also being inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s eight inductees. The Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Kannapolis, NC. This red carpet event is open to the public. VIP and General Admission tickets are on sale now.

The Grascals' “Before Breakfast” A Fresh Brew Of Bluegrass Perfection

The Grascals Before BreakfastNashville, TN -- The Grascals' newest album, Before Breakfast, offers fans a hot shot of diversity with a freshly brewed mix of Bluegrass perfection. The 12-song collection will be available September 1. Fans who pre-order HERE now will receive "Sleepin' With The Reaper" as a "grat track."

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.

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