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Kentucky Bluegrassers NewTown Release "Harlan Road" July 8th

Harlan RoadNashville, TN -- Kentucky Bluegrassers NewTown bring hard-traveled backroad tales to life on their new CD, Harlan Road (Mountain Home Music Company). Produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Barry Bales, the 11-track outing, due in stores on July 8, combines fresh, down-to-earth songs, complex instrumentation and mesmerizing vocals that offer listeners a feast for the senses. Fans can pre-order the CD now on iTunes.

Edgar Loudermilk's "Georgia Maple" Released to Radio

Georga MapleEdgar Loudermilk and Pinecastle Records are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated solo record Georgia Maple, has been released to radio programmers today via AirPlay Direct.

Learn About Song Choices for James Reams' “Rhyme & Season”

Behind The SongsAfter finishing his college degree, James decided that the Big Apple was the place to be if he wanted to make it in the music business. So he hopped on a Greyhound bus with 2 cardboard boxes and headed off to NYC. Once there, he was immediately drawn to the music scene at Greenwich Village. Fortunately, he was taken under the wing of Tom Paley from the New Lost City Ramblers and even cut an album with the legendary performer.

Mountain Heart Releases "Blue Skies"

Blue SkiesNashville, TN May 6th, 2016 — Available today on Compass Records, Mountain Heart returns with Blue Skies, their first studio album in five years. The same soulfulness that gave the band its name in the first place is still there, but now voiced through a blend of musicians that make room not just for their bluegrass legacy, but also singer/songwriter ballads, classic country, R&B, and modern folk pop.

Newgrass Champions, Coral Creek, Tour for Recent Album Release

Coral CreekDenver, CO -- Breaking the bluegrass boilerplate, Colorado-based Americana group, Coral Creek, tours the national release of their self-titled album. A well rounded album from start to finish, Coral Creek features some of the most impressive performers in the bluegrass circuit -- including Executive Producer, Tim Carbone, of Railroad Earth.

Del McCoury Bands “Del & Woody” Hits Number 1 for Second Week

Del & WoodyNashville, TN -- For the 2nd week The Del McCoury Band’s Del & Woody, a collection of lyrics left behind by Woody Guthrie and put to music by McCoury, reached #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. As best we can tell (with help from the Woody Guthrie Center), a few songs of Woody’s have charted on radio before, but no project that included only his songs has ever risen to the top of the Billboard album chart. McCoury—who at 77 is no stranger to the top of the charts himself—says he is proud that it was his unique collaboration with the world-acclaimed folk bard of the depression that pulled Woody to the top.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Debut Strong with “Aim High”

Steve Gulley & New PinnacleNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records group Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle has been very busy since the launch of their self-titled debut album in March 2015. The group received standing ovations for both their IBMA and SPBGMA Official Showcase performances and has charted 5 songs from their debut album.

Volume Five's “Drifter” Album Due June 24th

DrifterVolume Five and Mountain Fever Records are set to release the band's latest project, Drifter, on June 24, 2016. "I Am A Drifter" is the first single from their upcoming album and was penned by another well-known bluegrass artist, Donna Ulisse along with Marc Rossi. The single has already been released to radio.

Mikaya Taylor Tackles the Best on “Small Town Big Heart”

Mikaya TaylorEleven year old Mikaya Taylor has just recorded her first CD called Small Town Big Heart. She was honored to have Curt Chapman play Bass from the band Flashback, Danny Barnes on Mandolin from the band Blind Ricky, Frank Kemper on Guitar previously from Kentucky Blue and Kevin Chilton on Banjo with Kentucky Spirit. Her album was recorded at Old Time Recording Studio by Danny Barnes and Randall Conn.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Album is Industrial Strength Bluegrass

Poor Boy's PleasureIf you know Junior Sisk and his outstanding group Ramblers Choice, then you know there is something here you want to listen to. These guys don't stop! Their reputation for being the real deal is no joke, as Daniel Mullins proclaims for their latest album Poor Boy's Pleasure "WARNING — this album contains industrial strength bluegrass.” No dilution, Poor Boy's Pleasure cuts to the core of this genre, giving us all what we want out of a bluegrass album. Junior Sisk has been honored with |BMA’s male vocalist of the year award, and he and his band were SPGBMA’s choice for Bluegrass Band of the year in 2015.

Del & Woody - A Review

Del and WoodyDel McCoury has put together an exciting new project, Del & Woody, comprising a dozen original lyrics of legendary folk artist Woody Guthrie that are set to music by bluegrass artist Del McCoury. The project, a brainchild of Nora Guthrie, Woody's daugher, came to completion earlier this year. Del has worked on varied and diverse projects and this would a good fit as the music has similar roots.

Woody Guthrie Reaches Top Of Sales Chart For First Time Ever

Del and WoodyNashville, TN -- Del McCoury Band’s Del & Woody, a collection of lyrics left behind by Woody Guthrie and put to music by McCoury, reached #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. As best we can tell (with help from the Woody Guthrie Center), a few songs of Woody’s have charted on radio before, but no project that included only his songs has ever risen to the top of the Billboard album chart. McCoury—who at 77 is no stranger to the top of the charts himself—says he is proud that it was his unique collaboration with the world-acclaimed folk bard of the depression that pulled Woody to the top.

Jeff White Celebrates Release of "Right Beside You"

Right Beside YouSinger/songwriter, producer and flat-picker extraordinaire, Jeff White, celebrates yesterday's release of Right Beside You on WSM radio’s Coffee Country & Cody morning show, which is also broadcast on The Heartland Network. A true “musician’s musician,” White’s flatpicking, singing and songwriting chops are unmatched, and his tremendous skills are respected by both his bluegrass and country contemporaries.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice to Release New Album May 27

Poor Boy's PleasurePoor Boy's Pleasure, the brand new album from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice on Mountain Fever Records, will be officially released May 27, 2016 at the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival in Floyd County, Virginia!

The Earls of Leicester Unveil "Rattle & Roar," Due July 15

Rattle & RoarNashville, TN - The Earls of Leicester, the award-winning, acclaimed sextet that comprises some of the finest musicians in bluegrass, will release their second album, Rattle & Roar, July 15 on Rounder Records. Rattle & Roar is the follow-up to the Earls' eponymous debut, which inspired tremendous critical accolades, and earned a Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Album. The band also went on to win six International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including the coveted Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year honors.

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