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Rodney Dillard: 'Don't Wait for the Hearse to Take You to Church'

Don't Wait for the Hearse to Take You to ChurchRodney Dillard's long and illustrious career has resulted in two GRAMMY Nominations, induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, a well-known acting stint on The Andy Griffith Show, and worldwide acclaim for over 50 years of recording both traditional bluegrass and his own brand of DillardGrass. It is with great pleasure that Rural Rhythm Christian announces the August 16, 2011 album release, Don't Wait for the Hearse to Take You to Church by Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band (Featuring Beverly Dillard). The album features stand out tracks like the title cut, and also the "The Devil Just Can't Knock Me Off My Knees", written by the Dillard's friend and 5-time Dove Award winning songwriter Bruce Haynes.

Hazzard Nation in Blue Ridge Mountains Aug 13-14

Hazzard HomecomingSperryville, VA -- If you are driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in mid August, don't be surprised if you see scores of 'General Lees,' the orange 1969 Dodge Charger which has become the most recognizable car in the world. And don't be surprised if you see a gal that looks like Daisy Duke, because Catherine Bach, who played Daisy in the hit TV series Dukes of Hazzard, will be there among the several thousand fans gathering for the First Annual 'Hazzard Homecoming' in Sperryville, Virginia.

Sierra Hull Covers Adele's 'Someone Like You'

Sierra HullBurlington, MA -- 19-year old mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull covers bluegrass fan Adele's touching ballad from her critically acclaimed album 21. The video will be premiering on CMT.com beginning today and the single of the song will be available at all digital retailers August 2. "I've recently become a big fan of Adele's music. I first bought her album 21 a few months ago," says Hull. "She's an amazing singer and songwriter. I really loved how simple her version was of 'Someone Like You' was and thought it would translate well to cover acoustically with a full band."

Ricky Skaggs' Country Hits Bluegrass Style' In Stores July 19

Country Hits Bluegrass StyleNashville, TN (July 13, 2011) - Musical legend Ricky Skaggs' newest CD, Country Hits Bluegrass Style (Skaggs Family Records), will be in stores Tuesday, July 19. The 14-song release is a mix between Skaggs' country and bluegrass roots, something he has been sharing with fans around the country during his current Treasure Chest Tour.

Bill Anderson to Celebrate 50th Anniversary as Opry Member Saturday, July 16

Bill AndersonNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry presented by Humana will honor one of its longest tenured members, Bill Anderson, on his 50th anniversary as an Opry member on Sat., July 16, 7:00 p.m. The Country Music Hall of Fame member made his Opry debut just a few weeks before his 21st birthday and became a member less than three years later.

Darin and Brooke Aldridge to Release 'So Much In Between' Aug 16

So Much In BetweenDarin & Brooke Aldridge are excited to be releasing their new CD on Crossroads Music, So Much In Between, on August 16th. In fact...they will celebrate with a special CD release event on July 30th in Shelby, North Carolina at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds that will be open to the public. Joining Darin and Brooke will be their new friends from Sundrop and Choice USA. The party starts at 6:30pm EST and will feature a performance by Darin & Brooke, a meet and greet, refreshments and the opportunity to purchase the new CD before it is even available in stores or on radio.

MilkDrive Earns Acclaim, Performing at RockyGrass, ACL Music Festival

MilkDriveAustin, TX -- MilkDrive, Austin's alt-folk-progressive acoustic string band, released its debut studio album, Road From Home produced by Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck), in April. The band has been touring since the release, and will perform at upcoming festivals RockyGrass and Austin City Limits Music Festival. MilkDrive recently performed on "Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour" http://www.woodsongs.com/showlist.asp and recorded a music video for the song, SoHo.

Bill Monroe: A Centennial Celebration

Bill Monroe/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Robert K. OermannkSept. 13, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the father of bluegrass music and one of his longtime friends has honored him with a musical tribute. Banjo player and producer Mike Scott often played, dined and shared stories with CMA's Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Monroe. Scott was never a member of the master's famed Blue Grass Boys band, but he was closer to him than many musicians who were.

Mountain Fever Records Releases New Michelle Nixon and Drive CD

 A Place I BelongWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is very proud to announce the release of a brand new CD by Michelle Nixon & Drive. A Place I Belong has been shipped to radio programmers and is available worldwide now. Michelle Nixon is no stranger to the stage when it comes to soulful singing. In fact, she and her band have been a household name among bluegrass enthisiasts for nearly a decade. The Virginia native won Female Vocalist of the Year from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) in 2006 and later that year was honored to be part of the Daughters of Bluegrass album, Back To The Well which won the International Bluegrass Music Association's Recorded Event of the Year. In 2009, The Daughters of Bluegrass took home the award again for the song, "Proud To Be A Daughter" from their follow-up album, Bluegrass Bouquet.

Blue Highway to Release 'Sounds of Home' August 23rd

Sounds of HomeBurlington, MA – Rounder Records is pleased to announce the release of Blue Highway's 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.

BlueHighways TV, Rural Rhythm Partner to Help Promote Roots Music

BlueHighways TV and Rural Rhythm RecordsHendersonville, TN - BlueHighways TV (BHTV) and Rural Rhythm Records announced today that they have formed a promotional partnership to bring the label's artists to BHTV viewers through HD television specials, guest appearances and music video segments. As part of the new partnership, Rural Rhythm artists will also take to the festival stages to educate fans about BlueHighways TV.

New Digital Re-issues from Pinecastle Records

New Pinecastle RecordsColumbus, NC -- Long out of print, these classic WEBCO and Pinecastle recordings are now available for download at your favorite online retailer including Amazon MP3 and iTunes. Pinecastle Records purchased WEBCO Records of Virginia in 1993 which marked the beginning of fruitful relationships with artists like Larry Stephenson and The Reno Brothers. Six of Larry Stephenson's WEBCO releases have been added. The Rarely Herd albums below add to the ones already available digitally. Also added are four additional albums from The Reno Brothers.

The Roys Pledge Support To Compassion International

The Roys and Respond BusNashville, TN (July 11, 2011) -- The reigning two-time Inspirational Country Music's Duo of the Year, The Roys, "Respond with Compassion" as they support Compassion International's newest campaign. The Respond with Compassion effort encourages people everywhere to sponsor a child - now.

Blame It On The Bluegrass Running Up The Charts

Blame It On The BluegrassBell Buckle, TN -- Bell Buckle Records is pleased to announce the award-winning Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike are running up the national radio charts like wildfire. The band just returned from a two month European tour, then headed straight to Canada for a performance at the TOMM Fest in Kingston, Ontario where they also hosted numerous "Introduction To Bluegrass" school programs throughout Kingston and the surrounding area. After that, this high energy group returned to the U.S. for a rousing performance at the popular ROMP Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky before returning home to Tenn. To find their new hit single, Blame It On The Bluegrass at #6 this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine's Top 30 Songs and #8 on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine's Top 30 Hot Singles chart.

Wolf Creek Grass to Host 7th Annual Hazard Kentucky Bluegrass Festival

Wolf Creek GrassJoin us for the 7th annual Hazard Bluegrass Festival at the beautiful Perry County Park in Hazard, Kentucky, on Saturday, July 16. Enjoy traditional bluegrass music in the heart of the majestic mountains of Southeast Kentucky. Performances will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the last band taking the stage at 9:10 p.m. The festival will begin with an open jam Friday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. All festival activities are FREE to the public.

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