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Big Country Bluegrass Celebrates 30 Years with New Album

Big Country BluegrassCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is thrilled to announce today's release of "Burn the Barn," the first single from Big Country Bluegrass' upcoming 30th Anniversary recording Let Them Know I'm From Virginia (REB-1862). The hard-driving, "barn burning" number, written by Tracy O'Connell, is a fitting kick-off to an album that celebrates three decades of high energy picking and singing!

Alison Krauss to Release “Windy City” February 17

Alison Krauss - Windy CityAlison Krauss announced the release date of her latest solo album, Windy City. The album will be released on February 17 and will feature Alison performing 10 classic cover songs that she and produceer Buddy Cannon hand picked for this project. The album includes some of her favorites including "Poison Love," "Losing You" and "Gentle on My Mind." While members of Union Station perform on this release, it is not an Alison Krauss and Union Station album.

Infamous String Dusters "Laws of Gravity" Releasing Soon

Laws of GravityNashville, TN -- Bluegrass virtuosos The Infamous Stringdusters have announced details about their upcoming new album and an extensive supporting tour. As first revealed on Rolling Stone Country, the new album Laws of Gravity marks a return to form for the Grammy-nominated acoustic five-piece, whose widely acclaimed 2016 album Ladies & Gentlemen featured all female singers (like Joss Stone, Lee Ann Womack, Nicki Bluhm, etc). Laws of Gravity is all new original Dusters music--perhaps the most "Infamous" record they've done in their decade together.

Rural Rhythm Records & New Day Announce Expanded Distribution

Rural Rhythm RecordsNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records and New Day Christian Distributors are pleased to announce a continuation and expansion of their distribution relationship. New Day will continue servicing Rural Rhythm releases to the Christian Retail market, and Sony RED Distribution will represent Rural Rhythm to the Mainstream retail sector and Digital channels. Rural Rhythm and New Day Christian have been distribution partners since 2013. Sony-RED Distribution to the Mainstream retail sector and Digital channels takes effect on January 27, 2017.

Dailey & Vincent to be Inducted into Grand Ole Opry

Dailey & VincentNashville, TN -- Three-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year and multi-Grammy®-nominated super duo Dailey & Vincent have been invited to become official members of the Grand Ole Opry. The pair returned to the Opry at the Ryman Auditorium tonight to celebrate the kick-off of its 10th year as a duo, which began on the Opry at the Ryman stage in 2007. The night also marked the duo’s 100th Opry appearance. The duo will be formally inducted into the Opry on Saturday, March 11.

One Week Left For 2017 Hazel Dickens Song Contest Entries

Hazel DickensThe 2017 Hazel Dickens Song Contest is open for entries, top prize $500! Celebrating the life and music of groundbreaking bluegrass songwriter and musician Hazel Dickens, the third annual contest seeks to bring attention to the finest in original bluegrass songwriting. Top prize $500 and a performance at the 2017 DC Bluegrass Festival, 2nd prize $250, 3rd prize $100. Entries must be received by January 5, 2017.

44th Telluride Bluegrass Fest Initial Lineup Announced

Telluride Bluegrass FestivalLyons, CO -- Planet Bluegrass is getting ready for the new year with an exciting lineup for the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. This year's lineup will once again be led by "The King of Telluride" Sam Bush for the 43rd year, and the only appearance of the incomparable Telluride House Band.

Randall Franks New CD with Legendary Artists Benefits Charity

Randall Franks 30 Years on Radio and TV Vol IIRinggold, GA -- Entertainer/actor Randall Franks reflects on his musical successes by defining a special purpose for his tunes with a special CD series. "30 Years on Radio and TV Volume II," released this month worldwide from the Share America Foundation in cooperation with Crimson Records, shares 23 bluegrass, folk, Americana music and comedy recordings that helped Franks make a mark on radio or TV.

Dolly Parton's My People Fund Serves Nearly 900 Families

Dolly PartonPigeon Forge, TN -- In a little more than two weeks after the wildfires that spread across Dolly Parton’s home area of Sevier County, Tennessee, Parton and the Dollywood Foundation launched the distribution of assistance from the My People Fund. During the four day cash distribution, 884 families received their initial support payments.

The Gibson Brothers "In the Ground" Due February 17th

In the GroundThe Gibson Brothers' brand of bluegrass is a visceral mix of heritage and soaring harmony, making them the premiere brother duet of the genre, following in the footsteps of legendary brother acts such as the Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and the Osborne Brothers. Their first-ever album of entirely original songs, In the Ground sees the Gibson Brothers taking on their own roots as the sixth generation of Gibsons to grow up on their family farm.

Nu-Blu and Buck Stove Benefit Dolly Parton's 'My People Fund'

Nu-BluSpruce Pine, NC -- Nu-Blu is giving back in a big way, after recently teaming up with Buck Stove to organize a special event this past weekend in Spruce Pine, N.C. to benefit Dolly Parton's My People Fund. Appropriately titled, 'Christmas for the Smokies,' the event was held on December 18, and also featured performances from the Garrett Newton Band with Lorraine Jordan, Darrin & Brooke Aldridge, and Tim Shelton & Rob Baker. So far, the current amount raised exceeds $16,000.

New Rhonda Vincent Video from "Christmas Time"

Rhonda VincentThe six-time Grammy® nominated artist, Rhonda Vincent, is set to reveal Christmas Time via Upper Management Music. Among the tunes, you will find the "Twelve Days of Christmas," like you've never heard before! Rhonda calls upon some of her most famous Country music friends to join her in the celebration; including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, The Oak Ridge Boys and more.

Tony Trischka Announces 'Of a Winter's Night' Holiday Shows

Tony TrischkaOf A Winter’s Night is banjo master Tony Trischka’s celebration of the season, where he turns his considerable melodic inventiveness loose on Bluegrass and Americana music for the holidays. Tony will be performing two hometown shows, December 22 at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ and December 24 at Joe’s Pub in NYC. Tickets are on sale now.

Jacob Burleson Joins Volume Five

Jacob BurlesonVolume Five has announced that multi-instrumentalist Jacob Burleson, one of the most aspiring young talents in bluegrass music today, has joined the band. Jacob will make his debut performance with Volume Five at Everett’s Music Barn in Suwanee, Ga. on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

"Something About A Train" Debuts at #1 on Roots Music Report

Small Town HeroesValerie Smith and Liberty Pike score two in the top 10 at Roots Music Contemporary Bluegrass Chart. Valerie writes, "One day I was teaching at school and received a call from songwriters Dawn Kenney and Dave Morris letting me know that the song they wrote and I recorded with my band, Liberty Pike, "Something About A Train" had debuted at #1 on the Roots Music Contemporary Bluegrass Chart. I am so very excited and thrilled!"

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