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Dollywood's Barbecue and Bluegrass Returns August 19th

Dollywood NewsPigeon Forge, TN -- With more than 300 free concerts and bountiful barbecue offerings, Dollywood’s Barbecue & Bluegrass festival makes a triumphant return Aug. 19 through Sept. 5. After a two-year hiatus, Dollywood announced today that the park's popular Barbecue & Bluegrass festival returns for the 2011 season. "I'm a huge bluegrass music fan, that's for sure, and the more I talked to folks, the more I heard how much they wanted my Barbecue & Bluegrass festival at Dollywood - both the music and the delicious barbecue," Dolly Parton said. "So, I'm bringing it back and better than ever! Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will get things started, and I've got some other big names to tell you about later!"

When Players Go M.I.A. How Stars Deal With Personnel Issues On The Road

CMA Close Up/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Ted DrozdowskiThe night had the makings of a potential disaster. Just a few hours before Patty Loveless was set to open for Vince Gill in Memphis, Tenn., her guitarist found out his wife was going into premature labor 200 miles away in Nashville. And he was out.

Pinecastle Records Releases Nu-Blu's The Blu-Disc

 The Blu DiscColumbus, NC -- Pinecastle Records is proud to announce Nu-Blu's first label release, The Blu-Disc, available in stores and via digital download. Pinecastle Records is offering a special discount at www.pinecastlemusic.com. Buy The Blu-Disc and Nu-Blu's previous album, Nights, together for $20+ tax (where applicable) & shipping. Just add both albums to your cart and apply the discount code BLU. Special pricing ends September 1st.

Ryman Announcement: IBMA Awards Show September 29, 2011

IBMA Awards/Ryman/ Nashville, TN -- IBMA Awards return to the historic Ryman Auditorium Sept. 29. Tickets are on sale now and available by clicking here. It's the biggest night of the year on every bluegrass calendar and you'll be there – in person – sitting with your music heroes and the nominees to see who walks away with the year's top honors!

All For The Hall Fundraiser Returns to Los Angeles Sept 13

CMHoF All For The HallNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's All for the Hall fundraiser will return to Los Angeles for a third consecutive year. The event, which will take place on Tuesday, September 13, at Club Nokia, will again follow a "guitar pull" format featuring performances by Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris, and Sheryl Crow and Zac Brown.

AKUS to Fly Their Paper Airplane to The Ryman Aug 26 and 27

Alison Krauss and Union StationAlison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will bring their Paper Airplane Summer Tour 2011 to Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium on August 26 and 27. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, Kroger, Ryman Auditorium box office, ryman.com or (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices are $88.00, $68.00, $48.00 and $38.00.

Bug Music Acquires Worldwide Rights To Sugar Hill Records' Publishing Catalog

Sugar Hill RecordsBug Music Inc, a global music company that serves as the largest U.S. independent contemporary music publisher, has entered into an exclusive agreement to administer the rights to Sugar Hill Records' prestigious music publishing catalog, Bug Music CEO John Rudolph announced at the end of May

Mark O'Connor to Release 'An Appalachian Christmas' Sept 20

 An Appalachian ChristmasGrammy winning composer, violin virtuoso and educator Mark O'Connor will release his first holiday album, An Appalachian Christmas, on September 20 via OMAC Records. A star-studded collection featuring James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Alison Krauss, Sharon Isbin, Jane Monheit, Chris Thile, Steve Wariner and more, An Appalachian Christmas features rare collaborations available for the first time in years as well as new recordings.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge Team Up With Beverage Distributor Choice USA

Darin and Brooke AldridgeArden, NC -- Mountain Home recording artists Darin & Brooke Aldridge team up with Choice USA Beverage, a major distributor of Sundrop for over 55 years. Darin and Brooke will assist the company's community outreach and charitable efforts as they promote their new album, So Much In Between.

Little Jimmy Dickens Honorary Executive Chef of Opry Backstage Grill

Jimmy Dickens with Chef HatNashville, TN -- The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on okra fries, Tennessee cornbread salad, skillet fried chicken, pit smoked Southern barbecue, and signature desserts in a new restaurant, the Opry Backstage Grill. Friday, August 5th, during a grand opening event at the restaurant, 62-year Opry member Little Jimmy Dickens was presented with a Chef's hat and named the restaurant's Honorary Executive Chef.

Progressive String Band, The Bee Eaters, to Release 'OddFellows' Sept 6th

 OddFellowsFranklin, TN -- Acclaimed Boston progressive string band, The Bee Eaters, will release their brand new album, OddFellows Road on Sept. 6th. This highly anticipated project is the follow up to their 2009 self-titled debut album, produced by modern fiddle guru Darol Anger, that first garnered them national attention. "I believe every sound you listen to informs your ears, and therefore your musical perspective. We grew up listening to the sounds of nature, rather than the sounds of cities," says Bee Eaters co-founder Tristan Clarridge.

2011 Jerusalem Ridge Festival Honors Bill Monroe with 6 Days of Bluegrass

Jerusalem Ridge 2011Rosine, KY -- As you may know, folks all over the world are celebrating Bill Monroe’s 100th birthday this year. To commemorate this special onetime occurrence, the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration is going to have a SIX day celebration at the Bill Monroe Home Place on Jerusalem Ridge. Updated web site www.JerusalemRidgeFestival.org. As the event gets closer, the web site will be updated every few days. Click your “refresh button” if the info looks old. Dates are September 27- October 2, 2011.

Johnny Cash Music Festival at ASU a Sold-Out Success

Dailey and VincentJonesboro, AR -- On Thursday, Aug. 4, Arkansas State University's Convocation Center was the scene of a sold-out concert-the first-ever Johnny Cash Music Festival. More than 7,000 tickets were sold, yielding $310,000, with every penny earmarked for the restoration of Johnny Cash's boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas. Fans young and old, urban and rural, from places as close as Bono and as far away as Norway, crowded the Convocation Center to witness a behemoth concert of Cash family and friends, what Johnny Cash himself might have called "kith and kin," who had gathered in tribute to the man himself and his musical legacy and to contribute to the restoration of the New Deal-era frame house that housed Cash and his six siblings.

They Come from Around the World to Bluegrass in the Park

Bluegrass in the ParkHenderson, KY -- With the 26th Annual Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival just around the corner, the committee is busy preparing for one of the most exciting music lineups yet! This year’s festival is August 12-13 in the shaded, riverfront Audubon Mill Park. The musical lineup for 2011 boasts traditional and progressive Bluegrass acts, including festival headliners, The Grascals, who may very well be the country’s next Bluegrass super group. Other performers include Bearfoot, The Darrell Webb Band, The HillBenders, Balsam Range and many more. The festival promises fans a Bluegrass music experience like no other! Audubon Mill Park is off 2nd street along the Ohio River in Henderson, Kentucky.

Rebel Records Joins in on Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration

Bill MonroeCharlottesville, VA -- 2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Bill Monroe, creator of bluegrass, and without doubt one of the most important and influential figures in American music. In a career that began in the late 1930s, Monroe and his band The Blue Grass Boys started a new genre of roots-based music that not only influenced artists worldwide, from Elvis Presley on down, but effectively shaped or changed the lives of literally thousand of professional and amateur musicians.

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