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The Infamous Stringdusters Premier New Video

Silver Sky Deluxe EditionLast week CMT.com premiered our new video filmed in Charlottesville, Virginia. Last year three of The Stringdusters made Central Virginia their home. Inspired by the energy of Charlottesville and with their good friend Tom Daly they looked to capture the spirit of Charlottesville while showcasing an amazing song by Jeremy Garrett and Jon Weisberger.

Ricky Skaggs Releases “Music To My Ears”

Music To My EarsNashville, TN -- Tuesday, music legend Ricky Skaggs released his first all-new Country and Bluegrass record in more than three years, Music To My Ears (Skaggs Family Records). In support of the album, Skaggs is set for several national television and radio appearances. TV appearances include GAC "On The Streets," CMT "Insider," Crook & Chase and the Fox News Channel's America's News HQ, with nationally syndicated radio appearances on CMT Radio, The Mike Huckabee Show, The Michael Berry Show, and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announces Live Recording

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Del McCoury BandBurlington, MA -- In commemoration and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic venue Preservation Hall, the prolific New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band are set to release a live recording of the band’s acclaimed January 7th performance at Carnegie Hall. Entitled St. Peter and 57th (September 25, Rounder Records), the album will feature a number of special guests from an assortment of genres including, George Wein, Del McCoury Band, Allen Toussaint, Ed Helms, GIVERS, Steve Earle, Tao Seeger, My Morning Jacket, Trombone Shorty, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), King Britt, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs.

The Abrams Brothers Announce Tour to Support Newest Album

Northern RedemptionIndependent record label, United For Opportunity is proud to announce the U.S. debut of the 2012 Canadian Country Music Awards' Best New Artist, The Abrams Brothers. This honor comes on the heels of a summer tour with multiple CCMA winner Dean Brody. The bluegrass/folk-rock/country trio are set for an extensive fall tour in the States beginning the end of the month to coincide with the September 25th U.S. release of their latest album Northern Redemption.
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Cumberland River on KET “Kentucky Life” TV Program

Cumberland RiverNashville, TN -- Cumberland River can be seen on the upcoming Rural Rhythm Records’ TV production, Christmas The Mountain Way - A live performance musical show showcasing Christmas and its traditions in the Appalachian Mountains. The program was filmed at the historic Bell Theater in Pineville, KY for broadcast on national cable network BlueHighways TV and will air in November and December. This live concert event was hosted by Mike Scott and also includes performances by: Marty Raybon, Audie Blaylock, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Common Strings, Students of the Cumberland River Academy and many more.

Appleseed Recordings Releases 2 Albums from Pete Seeger via AirPlay Direct

Pete Seeger Remembers WoodyFolk/Activist icon Pete Seeger, 93, surveys past, present and future on two new CDs. A More Perfect Union, which includes guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, and Dar Williams, contains 14 fresh songs that present Pete's and longtime friend and fellow songwriter Lorre Wyatt's responses to recent political, economic and environmental issues alongside gentler appreciations of life’s good moments, meditations on the future, and exhortations to individual action.

Onwards and Upwards Coming From the Irish Godfather of Bluegrass, Niall Toner

Onwards & UpwardsMusic from the Blackstairs Mountains of Ireland hits the air waves with the release of Onwards & Upwards on Pinecastle Records. Niall Toner is an acoustic Irish flavored artist with Celtic influences whose diverse repertoire ranges from contemporary up-tempo songs and tunes to inspirational gospel-style numbers, as well as tributes to Bill Monroe the father of bluegrass music like "The Master's Resting Place" and "Bill Monroe's Mandolin."

Bluegrass Quintet The HillBenders Prepare Compass Debut Release due Sept 25th

Can You Hear Me?“This is awesome – Ladies and gentlemen, once again, The HillBenders!” The shouts and cheers of the 2012 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival attendees fill the tent as the band tunes up for their encore. The guitarist, sporting a headband and John Lennon sunglasses, approaches the microphone. “Folks, we apologize in advance if one of us falls into your tent...we plan on playing all night tonight!” The supercharged crowd roars in response.

Coty Hogue's New Live Album, When We Get To Shore

Coty Hogue with banjoWe're excited to be working again with Northwest songwriter and folk artist Coty Hogue. Based out of Bellingham, WA, Northwest songwriter and folk artist Coty Hogue's debut album, Going to the West, was so well received that we had high hopes for her follow-up. And she sure delivered!

The Roys New Day Dawning Debuts at #2 on Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart

New Day DawningNashville, TN -- The Roys' sophomore Rural Rhythm Records' disc, New Day Dawning, debuts at Number 2 on Billboard's Bluegrass Albums Chart.

Mountain Fever Records Releases First Single From Delta Reign

Calm Before the StormWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of "Columbus Stockade Blues", the first single from newly signed artist Delta Reign, available today. Calm Before The Storm, the band's debut CD on Mountain Fever Records will be released October 9th.

Darrell Webb Band Featured on Upcoming BlueHighwaysTV “Behind The Dream”

Breaking Down the Barriers Nashville, TN (September 4, 2012) – 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee, Darrell Webb Band will be the featured artist on an upcoming episode of Rural Rhythm’s Behind the Dream™ TV Show premiering on BlueHighways TV Thursday, September 20 at 8:30 pm ET. The show will re-air on Thursday, September 20 (11:30 pm ET), Saturday, September 22 (4:30 pm ET), and Tuesday, September 25 (5:30 pm ET).

Sony Music Releases Movie Soundtrack to “Lawless”

LawlessNew York, NY -- Sony Music announces the release of the Original Motion Picture soundtrack of Lawless, the true story of the Bondurant Brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on Matt Bondurant's book, The Wettest County In The World, the film tells the story of his grandfather and two brothers, whose bootlegging operation brings them into a terrifying collision with the law and with rival gangsters. The soundtrack, with music by Nick Cave (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party) and Warren Ellis (Dirty Three, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman), is available now. It features music with Emmylou Harris , Ralph Stanley and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) plus a never-before-released bonus track by Willie Nelson.

Fiddle Legend Ray Legere Releases “Liberty” for Election Year

Ray legereIn recognition and support of liberty, the cornerstone of American democracy and the free world, Ray Legere has self-composed and freshly arranged a new release entitled Liberty inspired by US elder statesman Benjamin Franklin whom historians suggest wanted "Liberty" to be the US National Anthem.

Robert Hale's Highly Anticipated New Solo Album, “Pure & Simple”, Released

 Pure & SimpleColumbus, NC -- Wildfire frontman Robert Hale has released his first solo album, Pure and Simple, on Pinecastle Records. For the recording sessions, Hale called on his old bandmates from Livewire, Scott Vestal on banjo, Wayne Benson on mandolin, and Ernie Sykes on bass. Joining them are Steve Thomas on fiddle, Randy Kohrs on dobro, along with Shawn Lane and Alecia Nugent on harmony vocals.

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