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Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby Debut at #1 on Billboard Chart

Cluck Ol' HenNashville, TN -- Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby's reuniting is proving to be another major success for the two music Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby Debut at #1 on Billboard Chart Skaggs Family Records - released on August 20) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart, soaring past its competition.

Awards. Awards. And More Awards. It's That Time Again

IBMA Award TrophyEvery year about this time, the awards for the previous year's artists come around. We have the International Bluegrass Music Awards, The Inspirational Country Music Awards, The Dove Awards, and a lot more. Everybody has their own awards. In a way, it is like music charts. Everybody wants one and they rarely agree. The same can be said for the various awards. While awards shows and charts are entertaining and everybody wants to see their favorites at the top, do these really reflect who's best? While they have a great entertainment value themselves, do they really mean what we think they do?

The Roys Reach For the Top of Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart

The RoysNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that bluegrass music artists The Roys currently have two albums on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart. This week The Roys have the #2 position with their 2013 album release Gypsy Runaway Train and the #3 position with their 2012 album release New Day Dawning.

Nu-Blu's “Ten” Goes Top-10 on Two Billboard Music Charts

 TENNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that Nu-Blu’s new album “Ten” reached # 6 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart and charted at #5 on the Billboard Country Gospel Chart. “Ten” was released on July 16th. Appropriately titled, Ten contains 10 new songs performed in their unique and distinctive style with award winning special guest musicians Ron Stewart and Jim Van Cleve. Track one titled “That Road” is the first single from the album and features the strong vocals of Carolyn Routh. Radio programmers and DJ’s have been enjoying the depth of songs on the album.

Marty Raybon Stays Hot on the Charts with “That Janie Baker”

 The Back Forty Nashville, TN – (July 2, 2013) Marty Raybon’s new single “That Janie Baker” from his recently released album The Back Forty is keeping him high on the charts. Marty had the #1 song on the Bluegrass Unlimited Song Chart in June with “Dirt Road Heartache” and “That Janie Baker” debuts on the Bluegrass Unlimited Song Chart in July at # 27. “That Janie Baker” is also number #3 on the Bluegrass Today Monthly Airplay June Chart and #6 on the Sirius XM – Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks June Chart.

Dailey & Vincent Capture Two Top Ten Spots on Billboard's Bluegrass Chart

Brothers Of The HighwayVenerable bluegrass music duo Dailey & Vincent’s newly-released Brothers of the Highway has captured the #2 spot on Billboard’s Bluegrass chart, while their Grammy-nominated The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent is also in the top ten, at #7.

American Drive's Bluegrass Album Cruises To #1

American DriveNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm is proud to announce that American Drive's self-titled debut album has gone #1 on the Sirius/XM Radio Bluegrass Junction Most Played-Albums Chart for May. American Drive also, has the #2 position on the Sirius XM Radio Most Played-Tracks for May with the song “Is It Too Late To Settle Down”.

Flatt Lonesome Making A Sweet Noise at Radio

Flatt LonesomeNashville, TN – With a tune from their self-titled debut album on Pisgah Ridge Records, a division of Mountain Home Records, Flatt Lonesome, moves into the airplay Top 10 with “I’m Blue.” The song was written by Flatt Lonesome’s Paul Harrigill and his sister, Amber Nugent.

“God Didn’t Choose Sides” Debuts at #6 on Billboard’s Top 10 Album Chart

 Civil War True Stories about Real PeopleNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is extremely proud to announce the new album God Didn’t Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories About Real People debuts at #6 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart. This special project has been all over Amazon Best Sellers charts over the last week - reaching #1 on the Folk/Traditional Folk numerous times and ranking as high as #115 in music for all genres.

Old Man Markley’s ‘Down Side Up’ Debuts at #1 on Bluegrass Chart

Down Side UpLos Angeles, CA -- Los Angeles “newgrass” septet Old Man Markley has picked and fiddled their way into the #1 spot on the Bluegrass Chart and #171 on CMJ’s Top 200 with last week’s release of their sophomore album, Down Side Up. This marks the band’s second consecutive album to debut in the top ten on the Bluegrass chart, further cementing Old Man Markley’s place as one of the genre’s best revival acts.

Roots Music Report Announces Top 100 Bluegrass Albums

Roots Music Report Bluegrass 100Roots Music Report (RMR) collects data from radio stations and syndicated radio programs around the globe that play all forms of roots music. RMR then tabulates airplay spin totals which then are used to generate the charts. The charts are posted each week so that music makers, radio professionals and the general public can see which artists are being played the most by reporting stations around the planet. At the end of the year, RMR posts their compilation of the top 100 albums in each of several categories on their web site at

SteelDrivers Enter Billboard's Bluegrass Chart #1

Hammer DownThe three time Grammy nominated bluegrass-meets-soul band, The SteelDrivers' brand new Rounder Records release "Hammer Down" has entered Billboard's Bluegrass Chart at #1. The band celebrated the new cd last week with an SRO performance at the band's musical home, Nashville's The Station Inn. The video for "I'll Be There" also premiered on (see below).

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Hold Firm at #1 Spot on Billboard

Timeless Hits From the Past BluegrassedNashville, Tenn. (February 1, 2013) – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are proud to announce their latest CD, Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, is #1 for the third week in a row on the Billboard Top Current Bluegrass Albums chart. The CD was released nationwide on January 7 through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers See Radio Playing My Song

They're Playing My SongThe latest CD from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, They're Playing My Song, has been received really well by DJs, reviewers, and fans across the country. In February, it moves up to the #9 spot on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 15 Albums chart and the first single, "Bottom Of A Mountain" moves up to #17 on the Top 30 Songs chart! In other chart news, "Bottom Of A Mountain" is #4 on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Tracks and the CD is #8 on the Most Played Albums chart.

The Spinney Brothers Score First Bluegrass Unlimited #1 Song

MemoriesNova Scotia, Canada -- The Spinney Brothers, "Canada's International Bluegrass Band," are proud to announce that Memories, the first single from their latest Mountain Fever Records CD of the same title, has reached #1 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 30 Songs chart for February. This is the band's first time in the top spot of the National Bluegrass Survey. In addition, the complete project has moved up to #3 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 15 Albums chart.


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