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Marty Raybon Wins International Country Gospel Music Award

Southern Roots & Branches (Yesterday & Today)Nashville, TN -- The International Country Gospel Music Association (ICGMA) held their 56th Annual Convention and Gold Cross Awards Show this past weekend in historic West Plains, Missouri where it was announced Marty Raybon is the recipient of the 2012 ICGMA Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award. The bluegrass category included an impressive list of nominees including: Doyle Lawson, State of Grace, Eddie Gordon and Marty’s label-mate, brother-sister duo The Roys. The ICGMA is the oldest Country Gospel Music Organization in America.

Pickin' In The Pasture Festival Coming Soon!

James KingThe 15th Annual Pickin' In The Pasture Bluegrass Festival is coming up in just a couple of weeks! If you like real bluegrass music without bongos, electric guitars, snare drums, or 6 string banjoguitars, this is an event for you! The festival happens on a working sheep farm in the beautiful Finger Lakes Wine country of NY State. The stage show focuses on the diverse sounds of genuine bluegrass music. An effort has been made to bring together real bluegrass artists that have developed their own unique styles without needing a "big tent".

Marty Raybon Nominated as an ICM Award Candidate

Marty RaybonThe Inspirational Country Music Awards (ICM) Top 10 finalists were announced today and Marty Raybon is a candidate for nomination in the Inspirational Bluegrass Artist category. After winning the Pioneer Award by the ICM in 2005, Marty has certainly continued his success with numerous hit songs, successful tours and TV appearances. The ICMs are dedicated to honoring and showcasing artists who perform Christian and Inspirational Country music inspired by Faith, Family and Country*trade;.

Bluegrass Road Leads to International Bluegrass Audience

Bluegrass RoadAmerican Media Group and their production partners debuted their brand new television creations, Bluegrass Road and SoundStage with Mike and Brian in early 2012. The bluegrass music program reaches millions of viewers on both national and international networks. Bluegrass Road features many top major names of Bluegrass Gospel and even introduces up and coming artists.

My Name Is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me?)

RayNashville, TN (May 8, 2012) -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new single release, “My Name Is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me?)” from the upcoming album, Portrait of a Bluegrass Songwriter by Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain. Marty Raybon, Russell Moore, Darrell Webb, Lou Reid, Christy Reid and Ray Edwards all contribute their vocal talents to the new single. Musicians include: Ray Edwards (Banjo); Bobby Wood (Mandolin); Mike Wood (Rhythm Guitar); Doug Campbell (Electric Bass); Jimmy Martin Jr. (Snare Drum); and special guest, Michael Cleveland (Fiddle).

TV Show Taping - Bluegrass Comes to the Valley May 15

Bluegrass Comes to the ValleyRenfro Valley, KY -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce a live performance taping for the upcoming Lost Echoes Production TV special Bluegrass Comes to the Valley. This free event will take place at the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in Renfro Valley, Kentucky on May 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Ronnie Reno will serve as Host and fans will certainly line up to see performances by Marty Raybon, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Carrie Hassler, Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band, and the Darrell Webb Band.

22 Double E Promotions Artist's Chart on 6 National Charts for May of 2012

Southern Roots & Branches (Yesterday & Today)Nashville, TN -- Double E Promotions celebrates having twenty two artists make their mark on six national gospel radio charts for May of 2012 with Marty Raybon's new single "Working On A Building" reaching the #1 spot on the National Christian Voice Country Gospel Top 100. Raybon's single, "Working on a Building," is a collaboration by the Grammy winner and Country Stars, Trace Adkins, T. Graham Brown and former Statler Brother, Jimmy Fortune.

Inside Music Row features Marty Raybon

Hand to the PlowIt would be fair to say that Marty Raybon has left his mark in the world. Among other country artists, he is considered to have one of the purest natural voices in the business. After three decades as a performer, he's had number one hits, top selling albums, and tons of awards. Now he's back on the charts with new music on Rural Rhythm Records. In the span of two weeks, he released not one, but two new projects, so Kelly Lynn headed into the studio to hear all about that new music. Learn all about 'Hand To The Plow' and 'Southern Roots and Branches' in the video below.

Marty Raybon Takes Home Two Country Gospel Music Fan Awards

Southern Roots & Branches (Yesterday & Today)Nashville, TN -- This past weekend, Marty won two Country Gospel Music Fan Awards including Favorite Soloist along with the award for Favorite Song, "I'm Working On A Building." The awards ceremony took place April 28th during the 2012 Country Gospel Music (CGM) Awards Program presented by Christian Voice Magazine held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. CGM Fan Award recipients were decided upon solely by Country Gospel Music fans who voted in a two-phase voting process held at

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."

Marty Raybon Enters the Top 40 Country Charts with I've Seen What He Can Do

Hand to the PlowNashville, TN (March 22, 2012) -- The new single, "I've Seen What He Can Do" by Grammy® award winning artist, Marty Raybon has entered the Top 40 on the New Music Weekly Country Chart (3/23/12). This beautiful new song also reached the #1 spot on the Christian Music Weekly Top Singles Chart (3/7/12) and debuts at #8 on the Cashbox Magazine Top Christian Country Singles chart.

Marty Raybon's Bluegrass Single 'Dirt Road Heartache' Released

Marty RaybonNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce another new single release, "Dirt Road Heartache" by Grammy® award winning bluegrass-gospel artist, Marty Raybon. This bluegrass barn burner was written by Melissa Pierce and Jerry Salley and is the first single from the upcoming album, Southern Roots & Branches releasing April 10, 2012 on Rural Rhythm Records. "Marty Raybon on his game and at his best," said Terry Herd (Bluegrass Today & Bluegrass Radio Network).

New Country Christian Single Release by Marty Raybon

I've Seen what He Can DoNashville, TN -- Grammy® award winning artist, Marty Raybon celebrates the New Year with a brand new single release, "I've Seen What He Can Do" from his highly anticipated new Country Christian album, Hand To The Plow set for release March 27, 2012 on Rural Rhythm Christian. This beautiful new song is now available for digital purchase via iTunes, Amazon and other major sites and available to radio stations via

South Florida Music Fest Brings World Class Acts to Abacoa

South Florida Music Festival 2012Jupiter, FL -- The sounds of great acoustic music will be heard for two days on March 23-24, 2012 in Abacoa. The first ever South Florida Music Fest will be bringing at least ten exciting acts to perform the finest in bluegrass and acoustic music in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater in Abacoa's Town Center. The event starts at 1 pm on Friday March 23 and continues through Saturday evening March 24 at 10 pm. The event is reasonably priced for family entertainment and food and crafts will be available. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Healing Touch Buddies, Inc., a breast cancer support service located in Jupiter, FL


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