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The Gibson Brothers Team Up with Norman Adams for 10 Festivals

The Gibson BrothersNashville, TN -- The world of bluegrass music has lost more than a double handful of its emblematic festivals in the past year, but with decades of family-friendly events from Florida to Virginia under his belt, one event producer is still going strong. Norman Adams has produced over 200 events during 43 years as a bluegrass festival promoter, including one stretch where he presented Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, for 25 years in a row—and today, he's still giving a platform to the top acts in bluegrass on a regular basis, averaging 10 festivals a year. By our count, he is the top employer in Bluegrass.

Feller and Hill Release New Album “Brothers and Heroes”

Brothers and HeroesNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the September 29th release of Brothers And Heroes the debut album by Feller and Hill for the label. Since the formation of Feller and Hill in 2010, Tom Feller and Chris Hill have established themselves among the top vocal groups in the bluegrass community. Combining their love for traditional bluegrass and classic country music, their music falls somewhere between Buck Owens and the Osborne Brothers. Hallmarked by tight harmonies and great songs, Feller and Hill have had some of the biggest bluegrass radio hits over the past few years with "Big Blue Roses" and "Government Blues."

Pine Mountain Railsplitters at Carter Fold Saturday

Pine Mountain RailsplittersHiltons, VA -- Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Pine Mountain Railsplitters old time string band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

EmiSunshine's Newest Album “Ragged Dreams” Released

Ragged DreamsNashville, TN -- EmiSunshine, the captivating songstress and extraordinary vocalist, is pleased to release her fourth recording project, Ragged Dreams, via all major digital retail outlets (iTunes/Amazon/Spotify). Live or in studio, EmiSunshine, best-described as "a young Janis Joplin meets the Carter Family Fold," fearlessly delivers an artistry far beyond her youth.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Release “Life is a Story”

Life Is A StoryNashville, TN -- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver find their newest album, Life is a Story, greeted with early chart action, exclusive features, television appearances and laudatory reviews. The disc entered The Roots Music Report's Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart at #31 last week, and the album's first single, "Life To My Days," debuts today on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart at #23. Fans can purchase the new music HERE now, and radio can access the band's current single, "Life To My Days," via AirPlay Direct.

Bluegrass Music's Pete Kuykendall Passes

Pete KuykendallBluegrass contributor and co-founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, Pete Kuykendall has passed away. He was 79 years old. Pete passed away in his sleep Wednesday night in his sleep at a nursing care home where he has been for a while. Born January 15th, 1938 in Washington, D.C., Pete was a significant figure in the Bluegrass Music Community. Beyond his recognition with his magazine, he was also an instrumentalist, archivist, songwriter, radio announcer, band mate, recording engineer, producer, businessman, festival producer, and a major influence in bringing Bluegrass into the public's view in a positive manner. He was also instrumental in the creation of both the International Bluegrass Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

Donna Ulisse to Release “Breakin’ Easy”

Breakin’ EasyNashville, TN -- The reigning IBMA Songwriter of the Year, Donna Ulisse, recently signed with Mountain Home Music Company, and is now poised to release the first project on her new label.

Mike Mitchell is Excited to Announce Single Release of “Lightning Jack”

Mike MitchellWithout a doubt, Mike Mitchell's best recording to date, Dead Center follows a traditional bluegrass album model and has some of the finest pickers in the business. Produced and banjo-ed by Sammy Shelor (of Lonesome River Band) with Wyatt Rice on guitar, Jacob Eller on bass (Sierra Hull, Church Sisters), Jeff Midkiff on mandolin, and Will Farmer (Blue Moonshine) on harmonies.

Bluegrass Underground Moving To New and Permanent Venue

The CavernsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass Underground, the international concert destination and 13-time EMMY award-winning PBS music series, has found a permanent home in The Caverns, located within the base of Monteagle Mountain in Tennessee's beautiful Cumberland Plateau. The announcement was made today by Bluegrass Underground Creator and Executive Producer, Todd Mayo.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Release “The Story We Tell”

The Story We TellXenia, OH—If any one album summed up one of the most successful bands in bluegrass, any genre really, it would be The Story We Tell by Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. Released today on Rebel Records, this latest project is the band's sixth in seven years for bluegrass music's most historic record label, and brings together a vibrant collection of songs that when heard, work together like chapters from a well-worn literary classic.

Dolly Parton to Release First Children's Album “I Believe In You”

I Believe In YouNashville, TN -- At a recent press conference before media reps and their children as special guests, world renowned entertainer Dolly Parton announced the release of I Believe In You, her first album written and recorded for kids and those young at heart. A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available September 29, whereas the physical album will street worldwide on October 13. All 14 tracks on I Believe In You were written and performed by Dolly Parton.

Dale Ann Bradley to Release Newest Album August 18th

Dale Ann BradleyDale Ann Bradley will release her self-titled album on Pinecastle Records on August 18. Produced by Bradley, the CD includes a duet with Country Music Hall Of Fame member Vince Gill, "I Think I'll Just Go Away," a song from the Stanley Brothers repertoire. "Both Vince and I are huge Stanley fans," Bradley explains the choice of song for her and Gill.

Mountain Fever Records Signs Songwriting Sensation Thomm Jutz

Thomm JutzWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is elated to announce the addition of songwriter, producer, and guitar player Thomm Jutz to the label. The artist's debut album for the label, Crazy If You Let It, will be released this fall with the title track and first single dropping to radio August 29th.

Old Settler's Music Festival Moving to New Lockhart Site

Old Settler's Music FestivalAustin, Texas -- The Old Settler's Music Festival will move to a new site starting with the April 19-22, 2018 festival. The 30-year-old organization was surprised and disappointed to receive a letter on Aug. 8 from Scott Roberts, owner of the Salt Lick Barbecue Pavilion in Driftwood, informing the board that the property would not host the festival in 2018. The festival has been held on that site and the accompanying Camp Ben McCulloch since 2002.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Release “Drowned in Sorrow” Single

Drowned in SorrowNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the release of "Drowned In Sorrow" the new single from Steve Gulley And New Pinnacle. Written by Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford "Drowned In Sorrow" is the first single from the groups upcoming third Rural Rhythm Records album titled Time Won't Wait scheduled for release in October.

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