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Viral Video Brothers Kickstart Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Bluegrass Crossover

Sleepy Man Banjo BoysLebanon, NJ -- When the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys' debut album 'America's Music' was released in 2011, the band's strong YouTube following propelled their music up the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart. Now, in advance of the release of their newest project, brothers Jonny, Robbie, and Tommy Mizzone are turning to another popular site to carry their sound to new audiences:

Nine Year-Old Banjo Phenom Turns Viral Views into Billboard Album Chart Success

Johnny MizzoneLebanon Township, NJ -- The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys' independently released and distributed 'America's Music' debuted at #8 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album chart this week. The album, a collection of songs spanning decades of Bluegrass favorites, has been propelled by strong digital sales, national radio spins, and a flourishing audience of over 5.5 million viewing their bedroom practice videos on YouTube. The trio's first effort has also sold nearly 5,000 physical copies through its website since its release in September, all without the muscle of retail distribution.

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