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Michelle Nixon and Drive Are Where They Belong at #1 with New Album

A Place I BelongMichelle Nixon & Drive's new album, A Place I Belong (Mountain Fever Records) is the #1 Album on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine (BMP) Top 10 Album Chart this month. The single, "Your Kind of Love," written by Michelle and Nick Nixon, is #19 on the BMP Top 30 Hot Singles Chart.

New Single Release by Carolina Road Out to Radio

Back To My RootsJust in time for Bill Monroe's birthday, the new single release, "A Light in My Window, Again" by Carolina Road, is now out to radio via AirplayDirect.com. The song was written by Tom T and Dixie Hall and was inspired by Gov. Paul E. Patton's speech at the dedication of the Bill Monroe home place. The tune appears on the band's upcoming album, Back to my Roots releasing October 11, 2011. Carolina Road, with eight albums to their credit, has certainly returned to their traditional style of music created over a decade ago with this new project.

2011–2012 Season Will Take A Prairie Home Companion From Minnesota to Other States

Summer Love Tour 2011St. Paul, MN -- Right out of the gate, A Prairie Home Companion's 38th season promises good times and great music — a brand-new batch of entertainment from the show that's kept millions coming back week after week for almost four decades.

Live Bluegrass Music at Creekside Festival October 8 - 9

Creekside FestivalIn October music aficionados throughout Northeast and Central Florida will have a rare chance to hear and see some of the area's best bluegrass bands live at the Creekside Festival.

Initial Performers Announced for International Bluegrass Music Awards Show

IBMA AwardsNashville, TN -- An initial list of performers for IBMA's 22nd International Bluegrass Music Awards has been confirmed for the Thursday, September 29 event. The Awards Show, held at Nashville, Tennessee's historic Ryman Auditorium, will feature performances from nominees Balsam Range, The Boxcars, Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals, The Gibson Brothers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Sierra Hull & Highway 111 and Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers. Also performing is Awards Show host, Sam Bush. More performers, as well as the lineup of presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Noam Pikelny presents 'Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail' on Compass Records

Beat The Devil and Carry a RailThe long awaited second album from Punch Brothers' banjoist and winner of the 2010 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Album features: Jerry Douglas, Aoife O'Donovan, Tim O'Brien, Steve Martin, Bryan Sutton and Chris Thile. Free Download of "Jim Thompson's Horse" Available on NoamPikelny.com.

Leftover Salmon Announces Thanksgiving Weekend in Denver!

Leftover Salmon Thanksgiving 2011Denver, CO -- We are pleased to announce that Leftover Salmon will be performing at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado for 2 nights over the Thanksgiving weekend on November 25th & 26th. Special guests Head For The Hills will open both nights. The band has not played Denver in over a year and we are all looking forward to this special weekend.

Janie Fricke and Moore & Moore Join The Roys As Special Guests On Midnite Jamboree

The Roys, Janie FrickeNashville, TN -- Legendary Country entertainer Janie Fricke, and traditional Country sister duo Moore & Moore will join Bluegrass/Roots brother/sister duo The Roys who host the world-famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, September 17. Music fans will be treated to a free evening of traditional Country and Bluegrass at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Music Valley Village (across from Opryland). The music kicks off at 12:00 Midnight, streams on www.wsmonline.com and broadcasts live on 650 AM WSM Radio. As a special "thank you" to their fans, the entertainers will host an autograph-signing session immediately following the show.

Sammy Shelor Wins Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and BluegrassSammy Shelor Wins Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass

Sammy ShelorRural Rhythm Records congratulates Sammy Shelor, band leader and banjo player with the hit group Lonesome River Band. As reported in today's New York Times, Steve Martin announced Sammy Shelor is the second winner of The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Sammy and the Lonesome River Band will perform with Steve Martin on the "Late Show With David Letterman" Nov. 3, 2011.

Liverpool band, The Good Intentions, to Release Someone Else's Time this November

Someone Else's TimeLos Angeles -- TLiverpool band, The Good Intentions are set to release Someone Else's Time with a little help from Nashville and Los Angeles friends. The November 15th, 2011 release marks their 2nd release and collaboration with Charlie McGovern's Boronda Records. The Good Intentions are not a band who will drown you in sound. The Good Intentions are a band that likes you to listen. This does not make it a somber event, far from it. The band is quite lively and known for their patter between songs. In fact, once they start playing, the audience wants to listen.

Baby Brands – How New Country Acts Win Corporate Support

CMA Close Up/CMA/ By Joseph HudakKenny Chesney's tropical brand of Country and ice-cold Corona go together like, well, limes and beer, so the king of summer touring's partnership with the warm-weather brew is a natural fit. As Chesney himself once said, "Corona is the way I live my life." But for other artists seeking endorsement deals — those without the name recognition of Chesney, Toby Keith (Ford) or Martina McBride (SunnyD) — finding the ideal sponsorship may take more time and effort. Nonetheless, those deals do exist, and many companies are ready and willing to partner up with a young, untested act. Why? It's inexpensive publicity with often very little risk – and today's up-and-coming unknown may become tomorrow's Taylor Swift.

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Snyder Family Band Releases New Music in Stages

 StagesMountain Roads Recordings is extremely proud to announce the release of the Snyder Family Band's second recording for our label entitled, Stages. This recording features 5 original creations by 12 year-old Samantha and 15 year-old Zeb along with a variety of bluegrass and old-time favorites. Both musicians are coming off 1st place finishes at the prestigious 76th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers Convention. Samantha won top honors in the Adult Bluegrass Fiddle Division and Zeb shut out the competition to take the top prize in the Adult Guitar Category. Zeb is also the current 2011 SC Guitar Champion.

A Skaggs Family Christmas Vol 2 CD and DVD Available Sept. 27

A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume TwoNashville, TN -- Christmas time's a-coming, and holiday music fans will find a special treat when A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume Two hits stores nationwide on September 27. The new disc comes with a bonus DVD filled with 26 performances of traditional seasonal favorites and new compositions that are sure to become holiday treasures.

The 2011 Kings River Bluegrass Festival in coming up September 23-25

Kings River Bluegrass FestivalSome decisions are easy, and some are hard. It's tempting to make a decision to make NO decision sometimes. The California Bluegrass Music Association is making it easy to make up your mind. We promised you some easy decisions and this one's a snap! The "Festival Formally Known As Hobbs Grove" is back as the Kings River Bluegrass Festival and it's still in beautiful Sanger, and it's got a terrific lineup of bands.

Rodney Dillard to be Inducted into Missouri Music Association Hall of Fame

The DillardsRural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that Rodney Dillard was inducted into the Missouri Music Association's new Hall of Fame when the organization honored its three premier inductees in the bluegrass genre: The Dillards, John Hartford and Charlie Wolfe. This new Hall of Fame will recognize Missouri talent from all genres of music and will collaborate with other music organizations within the state of Missouri, and elsewhere, to provide a central database of Missouri talent. Initially, the Hall of Fame will include talent that has already been recognized by other Halls of Fame based on their individual music genre. All three of these new inductees are currently members of the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

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