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“Timeless Hits From the Past Bluegrassed” Lands #1 on Billboard Chart

Timeless Hits From the Past BluegrassedLebanon, TN -- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® celebrates a No. 1 Billboard debut this week with their exclusive music program’s latest release, Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, recorded by legendary bluegrass band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. The album, made up of classic country hits re-recorded in the band’s signature bluegrass style, gives a modern flare to the popular music originally recorded by Elvis, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Tammy Wynette, among others. The classic CD is available now at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations as well as crackerbarrel.com, iTunes and Amazon.com.

“Martha and Mary” by Nu-Blu Debuts On Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top 30 Songs Chart

Nu-BluNashville, TN -- Nu-Blu’s thought provoking new single, “Martha and Mary” made its debut this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine's Top 30 Songs chart. The song appears on Nu-Blu’s Nail by Nail album on Pinecastle Records. “One of the best tracks on the album is Martha and Mary, a powerful, banjo-driven tune written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell... It’s the kind of song that you can’t help listening to without nodding your head in agreement… in rhythm,” says Parchbench in a recent review.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Score Two #1s

They're Playing My SongJoe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers received an exciting and early Christmas gift this week with the news that the band's latest music on Rebel Records has hit the top of not one, but two charts! The new CD, They're Playing My Song, is this month's #1 CD on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Albums chart. Bluegrass Today's Top 20 Songs chart for the week of December 7th put the CD's first single, "Bottom Of A Mountain" at #1.

Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers Debut on Billboard's Top 10 Albums Chart

They're Playing My SongCharlottesville, VA (November 28, 2012)—Rebel Records is proud to announce, They're Playing My Song, the new CD from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, has debuted at #8 on Billboard Magazine's Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart. The project also made it's debut on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Albums at #7 for November and is #6 on Roots Music Reports Top 50 Bluegrass CDs chart. Released in mid-October, They're Playing My Song has received much critical acclaim and has produced several tracks finding their way onto bluegrass charts including the first single, "Bottom Of The Mountain" which was #3 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Songs chart (week of 11/16) and #7 on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Tracks (November 2012). In addition, "Cruisin' Timber" has debuted at #9 on this week's Bluegrass Today Top 20 Songs chart (11/23).

Carrie Hassler Debuts on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Song Chart

Carrie HasslerNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce Carrie Hassler’s “Luxury Liner” makes its debut on the December 2012 Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Top 30 Song chart. The song has appeared on other charts this year including reaching #1 on the SiriusXM Radio Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks chart, numerous weeks on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Songs chart and Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Bluegrass Songs chart. “Luxury Liner” appears on her current album, The Distance, which made its debut earlier this year at #10 on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart.

Sage Brush Music, Silver Stirrup Music Announce #1 Single for Lou Reid and Carolina

Callin' Me Back HomeNashville, TN -- Sage Brush Music and Silver Stirrup Music companies are proud to announce the #1 song for bluegrass music group Lou Reid & Carolina's "Carolina Moonshine Man" on the November 2012 Bluegrass Unlimited magazine’s Top 30 Song Chart. The song, written by Ray Edwards, Terry Foust and Lou Reid, appears on Lou Reid and Carolina’s album, Callin' Me Back Home.

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Debut #3 on Billboard, Top Over 12 Million YouTube Views

Sleepy Man Banjo BoysNashville, TN -- Fresh off the sacred stage of the Ryman Auditorium where they kicked off a stirring tribute to the late Earl Scruggs with actor Steve Martin, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys are pleased to announce the release of their new album, The Farthest Horizon. The album debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Album Chart last week and is now available at iTunes, Amazon, SleepyManBanjoBoys.com and more outlets.

American Drive Debuts on Billboard's Bluegrass Album Chart

American Drive Nashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce the new self-titled album by American Drive made its debut on Billboard's Top Bluegrass Albums chart at #11 this week. Band members Rickey Wasson, Dwight MCall, Matt DeSpain and Kyle Perkins are also celebrating the addition of their new banjo player, Josh Hymer.

Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent Scores Billboard Bluegrass #1 Album

Sunday Morning SingingThe Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, and her team are proud to announce the latest CD from Rhonda Vincent Sunday Mornin' Singin' LIVE! on Upper Management Music reached the top spot on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts this week! The all-gospel project, released on July 10, 2012, was recorded and filmed at Vincent's hometown church in Greentop, Missouri at The Greentop Methodist Church.

Bluegrass Power Picks a Billboard Top Bluegrass Album for Second Week

Bluegrass Power PicksNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records, the leader in classic Bluegrass collections, is proud to announce Bluegrass Power Picks - 25 Traditional Classics appears on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Album Chart for the second week in a row at #12 and #14 respectively.

Carrie Hassler’s “Luxury Liner” Hits #1 on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction

 The DistanceNashville, TN (October 17, 2012) Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce Carrie Hassler hit the #1 spot on the SiriusXM Radio Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks chart for October 2012 with her song “Luxury Liner.” The tune is the first single release from her current album, The Distance produced by Steve Gulley. The album appears on the October SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction Most Played Albums chart and debuted earlier this year at #10 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart (retail sales).

Banjo Album Hits #1 On Billboard Charts with Mumford and Sons “Babel”

Billboard Cover/Deering/By: David Bandrowski
Incredible news this week! A banjo album hits #1 on the Billboard charts in the form of Mumford & Sons greatly anticipated sophomore effort, Babel, which features Deering Banjo Artist Winston Marshall and his Deering Eagle II banjo with a Kavanjo Banjo Pick-Up.

Mumford and Sons Top Charts with “Babel”

BabelNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association congratulates its 2011 Americana Emerging Artist Mumford & Sons on its No. 1 Billboard Top 200 debut, Babel, this week. Recent releases Tempest, by the first ever Best Contemporary Folk/Americana GRAMMY® winner (2007) Bob Dylan, and The Carpenter, by three time Americana Group/Duo of the Year The Avett Brothers (2007, 2010, 2011), both debuted in the Top 5 of Billboard’s September 19th chart. In addition, the self-titled Lumineers album strongly represent Americana as one of the best selling music genres according to Billboard’s Top 20 today.

There are Awards and then, There are Awards

IBMA TrophyThis is the big week for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) which, is holding their annual World of Bluegrass tradeshow, convention, awards show and FanFest festival. This is the big week for the professional members of the society to celebrate the year's achievements, see what's new and to network with others in the biz. This is also the week of bluegrass music's night where multiple awards are presented to the IBMA's members.

Mark Houser and Bluegrass Drive: “Uneven Road” Debuts at #9 on Billboard

Uneven RoadNashville, TN (September 21, 2012) -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new album, Uneven Road by Mark Houser & Bluegrass Drive debuts this week at #9 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart.

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