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Hillbilly Gypsies' Jamie Lynn Buckner Diagnosed with Cancer

Jamie Lynn BucknerJamie Lynn Buckner of the Hillbilly Gypsies announced that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Since her announcement, both the band's website and her own have been receiving good wishes and prayers for her. She will under go surgery today and will know more about her situation after further tests.

Bluegrass Stars Support Musicians Against Childhood Cancer July 20

Blue Highway at Musicians Against Childhood CancerBlue Highway at 32nd Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Festival which will take place July 20 through July 23 outside Columbus, Ohio.! Marty Raybon, Daryle Singletary, and more appearing! Proceeds from this festival will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the year 2000, MACC and you have donated over $875,847.00 to St. Jude and the Y.M.C.A., helping children around the world. This year will be the 16th Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer.

Del McCoury to Headline Cockeysville Music Fest for Susie’s Cause

Del McCoury BandBaltimore, MD -- The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, Inc. (“Susie’s Cause”) is honored to present The Del McCoury Band, featuring legendary bluegrass superstar Del McCoury, at its Bluegrass-Folk Festival on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland. This second annual event will also feature rising star singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz, old-time bluegrass stalwarts The Seldom Scene, Mipso, The Stray Birds, Tim and Savannah Finch with the Eastman String Band, and the Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet. All festival proceeds benefit Susie’s Cause, the Baltimore-based national nonprofit foundation dedicated to colon cancer prevention, treatment, and support services.

Susie's Cause Bluegrass-Folk Festival July 30th

Susie's Cause Bluegrass-Folk FestivalBaltimore, MD -- The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, Inc. (“Susie’s Cause”) is thrilled to present rising star singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz and old-time bluegrass stalwarts Seldom Scene at its Bluegrass-Folk Festival on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland. The legendary bluegrass superstar set to headline this second annual event will be announced on May 30. The Stray Birds, Mipso, Tim and Savannah Finch with the Eastman String Band, and the Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet round out the bill of this year’s festival, all proceeds of which will benefit Susie’s Cause, the Baltimore-based national nonprofit foundation dedicated to colon cancer prevention, treatment, and support services.

Phil Leadbetter's Cancer Battle Returns for Round 3

Phil LeadbetterBluegrass Music's favorite uncle, Dobro artist Uncle Phil Leadbetter has announced that after his most recent PET scan and biopsy that his cancer has returned once again. Twice before he has been deemed "Cancer Free" however, the persistent disease keeps returning. Each return also appears more stubborn the one before. He has been battling the disease on and off now for over four years.

Phil Leadbetter Celebrates "The Next Move" and Kicking Cancer Again

Phil LeadbetterNashville, TN -- It’s early in the year, but already a championship season for Pinecastle Records artist, Phil Leadbetter. On the heels of his win as Dobro Player of the Year honor at the IBMA Awards, Phil has received a nomination in the annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America awards, again for his instrumental prowess as Dobro Performer. The 41st SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards will be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Winners will be selected by a vote on SPBGMA convention attendees.

Dave Vaught Needs Your Support with Illness

Listen To The MusicBristol, TN/VA -- Founding member of the fun filled bluegrass music group, The VW Boys, Dave Vaught is in need of your support to fight a recently diagnosed illness. Dave is a professional magician who has brought joy the literally tens of thousands of people,especially children over the past three and a half decades. As a musician with the VW Boys, he brings more joy with his singing and guitar playing. He has worked extensively in the public school system with the "Dare Program" to help fight drugs with our youth. Now, he needs your help with the costs of his expensive medical costs.

Phil Leadbetter Receives Good Stem Cell Report

Phil LeadbetterPhil Leadbetter, affectionately known as "Uncle Phil" is Bluegrass Music's favorite dobro uncle. Phil has been battling cancer for a while now and benefits, concerts and other events have taken place to help him with the high costs involved in fighting this disease. Phil has been in a long battle and after chemo and other methods met with poor results, he switched to a stem cell approach. The initial prognosis is that the stem cell treatment is responding positively. Phil reports that his stem cell doctors told him "I have no reason to think that you aren't cancer free......go on now and live your life."

Phil Leadbetter Gets A Positive Report in his Cancer Fight

Phil LeadbetterPhil Leadbetter, affectionately known as "Uncle Phil" is Bluegrass Music's favorite dobro uncle. Phil has been battling cancer for a while now and benefits, concerts and other events are taking place to help him with his enormous medical expenses. In March of last year, he was diagnosed with the disease and he and his medical team have been fighting to find the right mix of chemo to get control. Thursday, Phil reported that the team has found a new chemo treatment and that the cancer is responding to it.

Thinking Bee and Kathy Mattea Join Forces for Cancer Screening PSAs

Kathy MatteaNashville, TN -- Nashville-based Thinking Bee Productions in conjunction with Mountains of Hope (West Virginia's Comprehensive Cancer Coalition), has produced a series of Public Service Announcements featuring Country and Bluegrass Music star Kathy Mattea. The PSAs were created to raise awareness of the importance of Colorectal Cancer Screenings. Although death from colorectal cancer is highly preventable, it remains the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The incidence for colorectal cancer (1993-2003, per 100,000 population) for men and women in West Virginia was 70.9 and 51.9, respectively. For these reasons, colorectal cancer is one of the Coalition's top priority areas.

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