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The Mast Farm Inn Emerging Artists Series at IBMA's World of Bluegrass

The Mast Farm InnThe Mast Farm Inn, in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, presents a 5 day, 24 concert, jam and open mic series, entitled "The Mast Farm Inn's Emerging Artist Concert Series at The International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass 2011, in Nashville TN. These 5 Events will feature 24 bands and take place from Monday September 26th, 2011 to Saturday October 1st, 2011 on site at the Nashville Convention Center attached to The Renaissance Hotel.

Chet Atkins Family Bestows Final C.G.P. Honor on Paul Yandell

Paul Yandell CGPNashville, TN -- During his lifetime, the legendary Chet Atkins bestowed the title "C.G.P.," for "Certified Guitar Player," on only four guitar pickers: Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, the late Jerry Reed, and Steve Wariner. At a program Saturday marking the opening of the new Chet Atkins exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum®, Atkins' daughter Merle asked Steve Wariner to help her continue the tradition and read a proclamation that officially conferred the last and final "C.G.P." title on Paul Yandell, the master guitarist who had been Atkins' bandleader and confidant for over 30 years.

Singer/Songwriter Brent Byrd, 'Peaceful Rebel Man' On The Move

Time To StartLivin'St. Augustine, FL -- Performer Brent Byrd, aptly titled "The Peaceful Rebel Man" is on the move with the release of his 2011 CD release Time To Start Livin'. Recently returned from a highly successful Southeast/Midwestern tour in support of his new CD release, Brent Byrd is quickly becoming known as an explosive live performer. In order to fully express himself as a solo artist, he incorporates loops and multiple instruments to create powerful acoustic jams. Brent has been compared to artists like Jack Johnson, Donavan Frankenreiter, John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne and vocal similarity to the great Joe Cocker.

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Vince Gill Celebrates 20th Anniversary as Grand Ole Opry Member

Vince GillNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry presented by Humana honored one of country music's most accomplished singers, songwriters and musicians, Vince Gill, tonight on his 20th anniversary as an Opry member. Among those joining Gill on stage throughout the night were his wife Amy Grant, daughter Jenny Gill, Jimmy Dickens, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, and The Time Jumpers.

Banjo Piranha - Collect as Many Banjos as You Can

Banjo PiranhaLondon - Sauce Digital announces Banjo Piranha, their latest game for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The game will launch in early September at a price of $0.99. Banjo Piranha is a physics arcade game that puts the player in control of Banjo, the vegetarian piranha with a fondness for, well, banjos.

Gettysburg August Bluegrass Festival Lineup Announced

Gettysburg Bluegrass FestivalThe August Gettysburg Bluegrass Music Festival is right around the corner and the final lineup has been announced. We already knew it would be a great lineup with some of America's favorite bluegrass artists. Now, we know who will be performing and when. The festival occupies two stages and spans four wonderful days of music, workshops, jams, kids academy and more. The festival takes place as the Granite Hill Camping Resort located at 3340 Fairfield Road in beautiful and historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Carter Family Fold Hosts Dale Ann Bradley Band September 10th

Dale Ann BradleyHiltons, VA -- Dale Ann Bradley has been hailed by Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs as one of the greatest vocalists in country and bluegrass music today. She won IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year in 2007 and 2008. A former Coon Creek Girl and mainstay at Kentucky's Renfro Valley Barn Dance, Bradley commands a list of awards as long as Highway 40. Extraordinarily gifted and talented, she's also very down to earth. Saturday, September 10th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Dale Ann Bradley Band. Adult admission to the concert is $10, $1 for children 6 to 11, and under age 6 free.

Pickin' in the Pasture Brings Finger Lakes Region Alive with Bluegrass

Pickin' in the PastureEvery year, bluegrass music fans come from miles around to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Come and experience four days of fun and world-class bluegrass music in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes area. Pickin' In The Pasture hosts some of the finest professional bluegrass entertainment in the country. The event features legendary performers as well as exciting new artists. Pickin' In The Pasture is known as "the destination" for traditional bluegrass music in NY State by the many fans that return year after year. We appreciate the strong support that bluegrass enthusiasts have given the event as we continue to make upgrades and improvements. Pickin' In The Pasture is large enough to be able to feature a professional quality stage show yet small enough to maintain a friendly family atmosphere. Festival goers comment that the event offers the best value for the admission price in the northeast.

Blue Highway's 10th Album 'Sounds of Home' August 23rd

Sounds of HomeBurlington, MA – Rounder Records is pleased to announce the release of Blue Highway's tenth album, Sounds Of Home, on August 23. The album arrives one long decade after Still Climbing Mountains, the band's first all-original collection. Blue Highway has always been known for their ability to create striking original music that resounds with timeless bluegrass, but Sounds Of Home is especially rich in the variety of directions that it reaches.

'The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance' Contest

 The Story of the National Barn DanceSan Francisco, CA -- Narrated by Garrison Keillor, The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance tells the story of a changing America through the lens of one of the nation's most popular country music radio shows during the 1930s and '40s: The National Barn Dance. The one-hour documentary weaves rare performance footage, home movies, and candid photographs with firsthand accounts from fans and performers. Interviews with historians, folklorists, and media experts reveal historical and cultural perspectives of this unique period in America's history. Produced and directed by Stephen Parry with supervisory producer Bob Hercules, The Hayloft Gang will premiere on PBS nationwide beginning September 1, 2011 (check local listings).

Bluegrass Museum Benefit Concert with Ernie Evans Aug. 17

Ernie Evans and the Florida Bluegrass BandAre you ready for the third season of the International Bluegrass Music Museum's benefit concert series? We hope you are, because the first performance of the season features none other than Ernie Evans and the Florida State Bluegrass Band!

Adult Bluegrass Boot Camp Returns to Summergrass 2011

Russell Moore to Co-Host IBMA Awards Nominee Press Conference

Russell  MooreRussell Moore will be co-hosting the IBMA Awards Press Conference to be held on Wednesday, August 17th at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee. During the event, the final nominees for the 2011 IBMA Awards as well as the inductees for the Bluegrass Hall of Fame will be announced. Joining Russell for co-hosting duties will be Doyle Lawson, Sierra Hull and Josh Williams. The IBMA Awards will take plac e on Thursday, September 29th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville as part of the World of Bluegrass Conference. Russell is the reigning IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year having won the coveted honor in 2010.

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile Create a Goat Rodeo

Chris ThileNew York, NY -- Thanks to a fortuitous "goat rodeo," Sony Masterworks is releasing The Goat Rodeo Session, a landmark album project by four of the great instrumentalists in music today, on October 18, 2011. The album uniquely showcases cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile and fiddler Stuart Duncan. While each musician is a renowned superstar in his own music sphere, they have come together now as a unified ensemble on a most remarkable and organic cross-genre project stemming from their friendship, and the title concept.

Grand Ole Opry Star Billy Grammer Passes Away Wednesday

Billy GrammerNashville, TN -- Grand Ole Opry member Billy Grammer passed away early Wednesday morning in his home state of Illinois from natural causes. Grammer had been a member of the Opry since 1959 and was 85 years old. Funeral arrangements are listed below.

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