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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.

'Big Leagues' CD Release and Concert Announced for Miracle Field

Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands Vol III - Big LeaguesBluegrass Bands, Helping Hands will host its Volume Three "Big Leagues" CD release party at 7 PM on Saturday September 24th 2011 in the Dalton Freight Depot located at 305 S. Depot Street, Dalton, Georgia 30720. The event will feature musical performances from Earl Brackin, The Dixie Bee-Liners, Jubal's Kin and The Lone Mountain Band. Radio DJ and internet personality Geoff Morris, from Bendigo Australia will emcee the concert which is planned to be streamed Monday September 26th at 8PM Eastern on his Wall To Wall Bluegrass show on www.WorldWideBluegrass.com.

C.W. Mundy to Host Release Party And Raffle Painting for Charity

Road TripNashville, TN -- In true artistic style, C.W. Mundy, has officially added recording artist to his resume as his debut CD, Road Trip, released this past Tuesday, August 2, on his own Moon Surf Records. On Tuesday, August 9th, a CD release party will be held at Richland Fine Art gallery in Nashville, TN, where several of his pieces will be on exhibit through the month of August, as well. Beginning at 5pm, art patrons and music enthusiasts are welcome to attend the reception, and at 6:30pm, Mundy will be joined by several musicians, including Scott and Alice Vestal, Randy Kohrs, and more, to perform a few selections from the recording.

Appalachian Trail Leads to Carter Family Fold August 13th

Appalachian TrailHiltons, VA -- Appalachian Trail is a union of seasoned and innovative singers, songwriters, and musicians who are breaking new ground in the bluegrass arena. Ireland, Scotland, England, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Holland, and Switzerland are some of the countries that have hosted the talents of the individuals in this band, as well as coast-to-coast here at home. Formed in 1984, the band combines strong lead vocals, tight harmonies, and distinctive picking. Saturday, August 13th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of traditional bluegrass music by Appalachian Trail. Adult admission to the concert is $7, $1 for children 6 to 11, and under age 6 free.

Grammy Winning Songwriters and Producers to Support the SADS Foundation

SADS FoundationNashville, TN -- Renowned Nashville-based songwriters/producers Cordle, Jackson & Salley (also known as Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, and Jerry Salley) will band together on August 18, 2011, to host a benefit concert on behalf of the Fore A Good Kaas Foundation to support the SADS Foundation. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Rob Kaas, a professional golfer who died prematurely at the age of 28 due to SADS – Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome. All funds raised from this benefit concert will be donated to the SADS Foundation.

Opry Country Classics Cruise Sailing Jan. 28, 2012 for Caribbean

Opry Country Classic CruiseFamed country music broadcaster Ralph Emery is set to welcome fellow Country Music Hall of Famer Jean Shepard plus Jan Howard, Jeannie Seely, T.G. Sheppard, and Mandy Barnett aboard the Opry Country Classics Cruise and Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas, sailing Jan. 28 - Feb. 4, 2012.

From Rock-N-Roll to Bill Monroe

From Rock-n-Roll to Bill MonroeLangley, KY -- In celebration of Bill Monroe's 100th birthday, Tommy Webb is proud to announce his new single release, "From Rock-N-Roll to Bill Monroe" available to radio now via New Cuts of Bluegrass and Airplay Direct. This catchy up-tempo beat will have you tapping your toes and singing along with its catchy lyrics that describe singing rock-n-roll to playing bluegrass like the legendary Bill Monroe whose songs are as well known today as they were 50 years ago.

Sold Out International Shows for the Queen of Bluegrass

Rhonda VincentParis, France -- Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are traveling abroad; leaving behind their Martha White Bluegrass Express for trains, planes, and automobiles. The International Bluegrass Star and All American Bluegrass Girl "Rhonda Vincent" with her band "The Rage" set a personal European record with two consecutive SOLD OUT SHOWS in Laufen Switzerland on July 27 & 28, 2011.

Star of Hope Activity Center's Bluegrass Bash Aug. 27th

Kathy Boyd and Phoenix RisingBluegrass music group Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising will be joining Hudson Ridge and Young Bucs for the Star of Hope's 2011 Bluegrass Bash on August 27th. The 2010 event was such a hit that they are having a repeat fund raising event in beautiful Mingus Park in Coos Bay, Oregon for Star of Hope's 3rd Annual Bluegrass Bash!

New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters Light Up the Carter Fold September 3rd

Carter Family FoldHiltons, VA -- The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters took their group's name from the original Bogtrotters, the famous Galax, Virginia, area band of the 1930s, and because band leader Dennis Hall lives on Ballard's Branch. Galax is home to the world-renowned Old Time Fiddler's Convention, and the Galax area has traditionally produced some of the country's finest old time string bands. Carrying on that rich musical tradition, the New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters features Dennis Hall on guitar, Leon Frost on mandolin, Jesse Morris on bass, Eddie Bonds on fiddle, and Josh Ellis on banjo. The guys have been playing together for over twelve years. Saturday, September 3rd, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters, an old time band. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.

Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration - A Classic Bluegrass Tribute

Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration - A Classic Bluegrass TributeBill Monroe was both the father of bluegrass music and one of the genre’s most prolific writers, with a legacy that remains a touchstone for instrumentalists and vocalists alike. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Monroe’s birth, Rounder presents this 2-disc 28-track set, with performances by an all-star roster of Rounder’s top bluegrass artists, including Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Dailey & Vincent, and The Bluegrass Album Band.

Mountain Stage Returns to Bristol's Paramount Center Aug. 20th

Vince GillThe Birthplace of Country Music Alliance brings Mountain Stage with Larry Groce back to Bristol's Paramount Center for the Arts for another sold out event on Sunday, August 21st at 7pm. Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and 20-time Grammy winner Vince Gill will be featured in this edition of Mountain Stage in Bristol.

Birthplace of Country Music Rallies Friends for Cultural Heritage Center

/BCMA/ Bristol VA/TN -- Fiddles, hill-folk soul, bluegrass, gospel, six-strings and the 1927 recording sessions all led to what is now known as the Birthplace of Country Music (BC

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