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New Single Release by Alan Tompkins - 'The World Is Not My Home'

 The World Is Not My HomeBluegrass multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, radio host, and festival promoter Alan Tompkins is proud to announce the April 17, 2012 single release, “This World Is Not My Home” from his upcoming solo album No Part of Nothin'. The track features Alan on vocals with Deryl Dodd singing harmony, as well as Randy Kohrs on resophonic guitar, Ned Luberecki on banjo, Stephen Mougin on guitar, Gerald Jones on mandolin, and Mike Bub slapping the upright bass. The new single is available for digital purchase at AlanTompkins.com and free to radio at airplaydirect.com/alantompkins.

Southern Roots and Branches by Marty Raybon Released

Southern Roots & Branches (Yesterday & Today)Nashville, TN -- The highly anticipated new album by Grammy® award winning bluegrass music artist Marty Raybon has now hit the streets. Southern Roots & Branches (Yesterday and Today) on Rural Rhythm Records contains classics from Marty's earlier albums and some new original songs to represent Yesterday and Today. The outstanding acoustic version of Shenandoah's big hit, "I Want to be Loved Like That" is not only a big hit but, also a fan favorite.

Marty Raybon's New Album, Southern Roots and Branches (Yesterday and Today) Out April 10

Southern Roots & Branches (Yesterday & Today)Nashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce the April 10, 2012 new album release Southern Roots & Branches (Yesterday and Today) by Grammy® award winning artist, Marty Raybon. The upcoming album contains classics from his previous solo albums, new original songs, and a wonderful acoustic version of Shenandoah's big hit and fan favorite "1 Want To Be Loved Like That."

Join the Party - 'The Distance' By Carrie Hassler Releasing April 24, 2012

 The DistanceNashville, TN -- Award-winning female vocalist, Carrie Hassler will kick off her new album, The Distance at a CD Release Block Party on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in downtown Pikeville, TN at 4:00 pm. The event will include performances by Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Harlan, Kentucky based national touring act and fellow Rural Rhythm Records label-mate, Cumberland River, and many more special guests. This free event will take place in downtown Pikeville adjacent to Carrie's family owned restaurant, Little Maggie's

'Life Goes On' by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer

Life Goes OnNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the highly anticipated new album release, Life Goes On by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) is now released. This new 2 CD set is now available for purchase at Amazon.com, County Sales, Ernest Tubb Records Shops, the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer website, Rural Rhythm Records, directly through the participating artists and many more locations. Life Goes On was recorded live during the annual MACC festivals from 2006 - 2011 with the exception of the new single "Life Goes On" that was recorded at Randy Kohrs' Slack Key Studio in Nashville, TN. Many bluegrass music artists contributed to the project.

Brand New Strings Announces March 23rd Nashville CD Release Party

Brand New StringsNashville, TN -- Multi-award winning bluegrass band, Brand New Strings announced details of their CD Release Party for their new album Stay Tuned releasing on Nashville's Rural Rhythm Records later this month. The event will take place Friday, March 23, 2012 at Margaritaville located at 322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 at 8:00 pm on the Second Floor Stage. Admission is $5.00. Valet parking is recommended with a special CD Release event price of $8.00. For more information on Margaritaville, please call (615) 208-9080.

Lonesome River Band Signs with Moonstruck Management

Lonesome River BandNashville, TN (March 7 2012) -- Lonesome River Band is proud to announce they have signed with Josh Trivett and Peter Keiser of Moonstruck Management for exclusive booking and management representation. "We are so excited to form this partnership with the Lonesome River Band. The 30 year history and legacy of LRB is a huge piece of the story board of bluegrass music. The progressive style of LRB has always kept them at the unique cutting edge of the genre, and created albums that will stand the test of time. We are excited about 2012 being the 30th anniversary and the future together of Moonstruck Management and the Lonesome River Band as a team,” said Josh Trivett.

Carrie Hassler's "Luxury Liner" Takes Off to Radio

Carrie HasslerAward-winning female vocalist, Carrie Hassler is gearing up for her upcoming album release, The Distance, by launching the first radio single, "Luxury Liner," Tuesday March 6, 2012 via AirplayDirect.com. "Luxury Liner" comes from Country Rock legend songwriter/artist Gram Parsons that Carrie beautifully transforms into a hard drivin' bluegrass music barn burner.

Mike Scott Announces Tours to Israel and Europe

Mike ScottAcclaimed entertainer, musician and songwriter, Mike Scott is proud to announce his third tour of Israel. Mike Scott & The Nashville Band will set out for an eight day tour May 2-8, 2012 that includes a headlining performance at the Jacob's Ladder 36th Annual Spring Festival at the Nof Ginnosar Hotel in Magda, Israel on May 3-5, 2012. The festival is located on the shores of The Sea of Galilee" and is Israel's "Largest Family Festival" showcasing talent from around the world. Mike and his band will be the only performers from the United States and are honored to represent our country at this festival.

Chronology, Volume One by Lonesome River Band Released

Chronology by LRBNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new album release, Chronology, Volume One by the award-winning Lonesome River Band. The album is the first of three 8 song EPS releasing this year commemorating the band's thirty year milestone. "Lonesome River Band has done what few bands have done, continuously reinvented itself through the years, staying both popular and relevant," said Keith Lawrence (Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer and Bluegrass Notes Reviewer).

Review: Various Artists - Bill Monroe: 100th Year Celebration - Live At Bean Blossom

Live at Bean BlossomBy Joe Ross
A CD sampler of live cuts from a bluegrass festival can rarely capture the real feeling and spirit of those special musical moments when bands play their hearts out to thousands of fans. However, second best to actually being there, some favorite LPs of mine were those double disc sets with many professional bluegrass bands driving their sounds from a festival's stage. The 1973 LP called Bean Blossom comes to mind, and 1976 Ralph Stanley Live! From McClure, Va. is another winner.

'Life Goes On' by Musicians Against Childhood Cancer

Musicians Against Childhood CancerRural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new single, "Life Goes On" by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer®. The title track surely speaks to the heart and soul and gives us a glimpse of the all-star power contained on this exciting new 2 CD Set releasing March 27, 2012. This beautiful song was written by Dale Pyatt and Steve Thomas and includes lead vocals by Jerry Salley, Carl Jackson, Rickey Wasson, Larry Cordle, and Ronnie Bowman. It was recently released on the label's Fresh Cuts & Key tracks radio compilation CD and is now available at AirplayDirect.com

Review: Crowe Brothers - 'Bridging The Gap'

The Crowe BrothersReview by Joe Ross
North Carolinan brothers Josh (guitar) and Wayne (bass) have been singing and playing bluegrass for over forty years. They called themselves The Blue Ridge Mountain Boys in the early 1970s. From 1975 until they formed their own band about 1991, they worked with legendary banjo player Raymond Fairchild. During the late-1990s and 2000s, The Crowe Brothers released some stellar albums on the Copper Creek, King and Gusto labels.

Lonesome River Band, Darrell Scott, Special Consensus on Music City Roots

Lonesome River BandNashville, TN -- Lonesome River Band will perform on Music City Roots on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm CT. This live concert and radio show is held at the Loveless Cafe located at 8400 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN and streamed at MusicCityRoots.com. Also performing are: Darrell Scott, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Darrin and Brooke Aldridge, and Special Consensus. Tickets are $10 and $5 with Student ID.

#1 for Michael Martin Murphey's Tall Grass and Cool Water

Michael Martin MurpheyNashville, TN (1.24.11) Michael Martin Murphey's album, Tall Grass & Cool Water, Cowboy Songs Volume 6 / Buckaroo Bluegrass 3 hit #1 this month on the Top 20 Western Music Albums Chart of the Western Music Association. Previously the album hit #4 on Billboard's Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart.

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