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Lovett, Malo, Jarosz, Earle and More to Perform at SummerTyne Americana

SummerTyne Americana Festival 2011Nashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association is proud to announce a new collaboration with The Sage Gateshead. As the leading U.S. Trade organization for the Americana music genre, the AMA has signed on as a sponsor for the 2011 SummerTyne Americana Festival, July 22-24, an annual event produced by The Sage Gateshead, with the goal of helping the organization gain a greater understanding about Americana music. The AMA will continue to produce the Americana Music Festival and conference, presented by Nissan, and its Honors & Awards program in Nashville, Tennessee this fall.

Bluegrass Fan Fest 2011 - a Bluegrass Music Experience Like No Other

Fan FestNashville, Tennessee is the place to be Friday, September 30th through October 2nd as the IBMA fundraising festival, Fan Fest, takes over with a bluegrass show like no other. Over 60 top bluegrass headline acts will appear on three stages within the comfort of the Nashville Convention Center just steps away from the city's historic Ryman Auditorium and lower Broadway entertainment district.

Bluegrass Radio Hosts Ernie and Debi Evans Go National in 2011

Ernie & Debi EvansRenowned bluegrass radio show hosts and members of the Florida State Bluegrass Band, Ernie and Debi Evans go national in 2011. The renowned DUO recently accepted an invitation from the International Bluegrass Music Association to lead and conduct the "Internet Broadcasting -- Audio & Video Streaming" seminar this year at the World of Bluegrass convention in Nashville, TN.

Doc Watson Biography Awarded Biography of the Year

Doc WatsonNew York, NY -- Dr. Kent Gustavson, author of “Blind but Now I See", the revealing biography of Doc Watson, is honored with Biography of the Year Award. Blind but Now I See was selected the Winner of Biography of the Year for the 2011 Indie Excellence Awards.

Dailey and Vincent Fiddle Player Jesse Stockman Injurs Wrist

Dailey & Vincent BandNashville, TN -- Sawing on a bluegrass fiddle every day, while bringing joy to the soul, is not without its physical risks. Dailey & Vincent's fiddler Jesse Stockman is currently under doctor's orders to take a temporary break from all playing, the result of aggravating a previous wrist injury through overuse.

Johnny and Sammy Butten Get a Second Chance for Permanent Residence

Johnny ButtenIn March of this year, award winning bluegrass banjoist Johnny Butten was informed that the United States wasn't going to renew his visa and that he would be forced to return to England. Many wrote letter in support of Johnny and his family to remain in America. He had an endorsement with Recording King, had built up a new band Telegraph Road and was active on the bluegrass circuit. That all came to an immediate halt. Today, there is good news. Johnny, Sammy and the family will get a new visa and can begin the permanent resident process again.

Urban Monroes - Rolling Along the Pavement and Pathways

Pavement and Pathways/MtnSkyMedia/ It's been a while since there has been a general Urban Monroes update, so this 73 degree, sunny, Pacific Northwest summer afternoon seems like the perfect time to replenish that dearth of information. In late May the band's new CD, Pavement and Pathways, was released on Mountain Sky Media. The CD had been preceded by three single releases on Kentucky's Poetman Records' radio samplers, so the project had already been making plenty of radio traction starting last October, long before the official release. Thanks to many DJ's adding us to their playlists with some playing every cut on consecutive weeks and others having it in high rotation, the Urban Monroes appeared on numerous radio charts with several #1 positions.

Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice Release New Album

The Heart of a SongNashville, TN -- Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice and Rebel Records announced their latest Rebel Records album titled The Heart of a Song will be available late Summer 2011. The new project will feature the guest vocals of Rhonda Vincent on the duet number "The Sound of Your Name". The album will also feature the songwriting talents of Tom T. and Dixie Hall. The new release comes on the heels of the chart topping success of their last album Heartaches and Dreams which produced a number #1 song in "Train Without a Track" and remained the top album on the Bluegrass Unlimited Charts for the over four months, charting the last ten months.

Carrie Hassler and SEBA Launch Membership Drive

Carrie HasslerBluegrass music artist, Carrie Hassler along with the Southeastern Bluegrass Association (SEBA) are proud to announce a SEBA Membership Drive to be held Friday, July 22, 2011 during Carrie's concert at the Matilda's Under Pines concert series held at Matilda's Cottage, 377 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The concert begins at 8:30 pm and tickets ($15) can be purchased at the door.

Hey! Hey! Della Mae To Release Debut Album, 'I Built This Heart' in September

I Built This HeartAustin, TX -- Della Mae, the all-woman bluegrass music quartet out of Boston that brings acoustic grit and twang to town with no apologies, will release its debut full-length album in September. Della Mae features the 2009-2010 National Fiddle Champion Kimber Ludiker, powerful mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner, seasoned bassist Amanda Kowalski, and the sweet, sultry vocals and driving acoustic guitar of Celia Woodsmith.

Ireland's Niall Toner Releases 'William Smith Monroe' Single

Niall TonerNashville, TN -- The leader of the Niall Toner Band from Ireland is still celebrating his music reaching the number one download spot on the bluegrass and folk charts for Air Play Direct during the month of March, an extraordinary achievement for a songwriter based in Ireland. As a result, Niall Toner Band has been enjoying an ever-increasing amount of air play on American Radio. Niall's songs about the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe's Mandolin and The Master's Resting Place, are proving most popular with Radio DJs and listeners in this year of Monroe's Centenary.

Bill Knowlton's 39TH Bluegrass Ramble Picnic Aug. 7th

Bill KnowltonBill Knowlton's 39th Bluegrass Ramble picnic takes place Sunday, August 7th in Little York, NY. This bluegrass music event takes place, as usual, at Dwyer Memorial Park, the home of the Cortland Repertory Theater.

Celtic Colours International Festival Announces Line-up for 2011

Celtic Colours 2011The line-up for 2011 Celtic Colours International Festival was announced on Monday and organizers are excited about what's in store for their 15th Anniversary. Celtic Colours will be exploring our Cajun and Appalachian connections in 2011 with this year's Artists in Residence: songwriter Ron Bourgeois from Cheticamp and Old Time Appalachian fiddler and singer Bruce Molsky from the US.

The Grand Ole Opry Boys...

The Oakridge Boysby Joseph S. Bonsall
On July 8th, upon the legendary stage of The Grand Ole Opry, in between Y'all Come Back Saloon and Elvira, history was made. The oldest living Opry star, Little Jimmy Dickens, strode onto the stage dressed as William Lee Golden and surprised us all by announcing that The Oak Ridge Boys were to become the newest members of the prestigious sisterhood and brotherhood that IS the Grand Ole Opry! That night is now etched in music and Oaks' history. The official induction will take place August 6th on the same stage.

Bluegrass Museum Produces Father of Bluegrass Music Documentary

Bill MonroeOwensboro, KY -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum is in the final stages of completing a full-length documentary video about Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of his birth on September 13, 1911.

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