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Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series Announces 2012 Season

Historic JonesboroughJonesborough, TN -- Bluegrass music greats JD Crowe and The New South, Brandon Rickman, The Gibson Brothers, Mark Newton's Stillhouse Band, The Roys, Larry Stephenson Band, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, and The Boxcars headline the events at the Historic Jonesborough Visitor Center. A portion of the proceeds in 2012 will benefit The Lyric Frizzell Foundation.

Hot Bluegrass Duo, The Roys, Tape PBS Special - Check Out Behind-the-scenes Footage

The Roys and PBS StarsNashville, TN (January 17, 2012) - Hot Bluegrass duo, The Roys, recently taped a PBS Special celebrating the music of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Lee and Elaine Roy joined Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap and numerous other stars for the event, which raised the rafters of the Loveless Barn outside of Nashville last week. Check out great behind-the-scenes footage and hear the music of Charles "Pa" Ingalls at MTSU Helps Revive Great Old American Music with "Pa's Fiddle" Project - YouTube.

'Trailblazer' Music Video and Radio Single Released by The Roys Today

The RoysNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new music video and radio single release of "Trailblazer" by bluegrass duo, The Roys. The song is currently on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart and appears on their album, Lonesome Whistle which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart. Bob Cherry of Cybergrass says, "The Roys are simply amazing!! They seem to be doing everything the right way and completely. This latest video reflects that philosophy."

Sammy Passamano and Rural Rhythm Producing The Roys' Videos

The RoysThe bluegrass music sibling duo, The Roys latest release Lonesome Whistle is getting a lot of good press. The band is too with their many contributions to charity and worthwhile causes. Now, we'll soon have some videos of the band too thanks to Sammy Passamano and Rural Rhythm Records. He made the exciting announcement of the "Trailblazer" video on Facebook.

The Roys and Vietti Foods Extend 'Vietti Vinyl' Campaign To 'Family Style Beef Stew'

The Roys, Philip M. Connelly Nashville, TN -- The award-winning brother/sister bluegrass music duo, The Roys, will join Vietti Foods to extend the Vietti Vinyl campaign, with the duo's image appearing on 500,000 cans of the brand's Family Style Beef Stew in Family Dollar stores in 25 states throughout 2012. The Roys are the first artists to grace the Beef Stew can labels; Vietti Chili line participants include: Chris Young, Bo Bice, The Isaacs, John Corbett and Riders In The Sky. The Vietti Vinyl initiative gives voice to musicians, and gives consumers a chance to spice up their music collection, sample new sounds and videos.

32nd Annual Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival Performers Announced

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverOne of America's favorite and talented bluegrass music festivals is scheduled for May 10 through 12, 2012. It is time for the 32nd Annual Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival which will be held from 12Noon-11pm at the Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton, NC. The 2012 festival will, as usual, feature some of the hottest bluegrass artists performing today.

The Roys Sign Deal for New Music-Driven Television Variety Show

The RoysBluegrass music dynamos, The Roys, have signed a production deal with ValCom Studios for a new, weekly music-driven variety show. Lee and Elaine Roy will appear and perform on the 30-minute show titled, Roots And Music With The Roys, with the inaugural 13 episodes to be taped in Nashville early next year. The show has already been picked up by over 120 stations nationwide, landing The Roys a potential 40 million cable and broadcast household viewers. Vince Vellardita, CEO-President of ValCom Studios says, "Elaine and Lee are incredibly talented. There are no shows on the air like this one, and it's the perfect vehicle to expand The Roys' career."

Tune-In Alert: 17th Annual ICM Awards to Air this Saturday

Ricky Skaggs 2011 AwardNashville, Tenn. (December 14, 2011) – The 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Association's Faith, Family & Country Awards will begin airing just in time to be "inspired" for the Christmas season. The award show will air this Saturday, December 17 at 4:30 P.M. (CST) on TCT Network and will re-air on Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 P.M. (CST)**. In case you miss it, you can catch it again on Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 P.M. (CST) on the NRB Network. Hosted by Inside Edition's national correspondent anchor Megan Alexander and GAC's popular entertainment news anchor, Storme Warren, the annual award show honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational Country music. A few of this year's honorees include Ricky Skaggs, Lady Antebellum, Justin Moore, Jeff Bates, The Fox Brothers, Joey + Rory, The Roys and the movie "Soul Surfer."

Song of the Mountains Hosts The Roys, David Holt, Goldwing Express Dec 17, 2011

The RoysMarion, VA- Song of the Mountains will be presenting their final concert for 2011 at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia on Saturday, December 17th. "This will wrap up or seventh season of quality public television tapings for our concert series," states Tim White the executive coordinator and host of the popular bluegrass, old time and Americana music program that reaches tens of millions of fans across the United States each year. "All of us with Song of the Mountains want to thank everyone who has supported our groundbreaking concert series over the past seven years. We have presented over 290 bands and well over 1,000 musicians to viewers across America over the past seven years on public television. I am proud to be part of such a professional and talented team at the Lincoln Theatre," said White.

Bluegrass Duo The Roys Co-Host 1st Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament

Christmas 4 KidsMt. Juliet, TN - In 1982, the late Conway Twitty, with a little help from friends Loretta Lynn and The Oak Ridge Boys, had a vision to help make children who otherwise would be without a Christmas, enjoy the spirit and joyful times of the Holiday. Since that time, then known as Christmas Caravan and now incorporated as Christmas For Kids, the organization has helped brighten thousands of children's lives during the Holidays.

The Roys Named Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year

The RoysNashville, TN -- The Roys were named Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year during tonight's 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards show. Siblings Lee and Elaine performed "That's What Makes It Love," with special guests Ricky Skaggs and The Whites, before a sold-out crowd. The song is from The Roys' current CD, Lonesome Whistle, which was recorded at Skaggs Place Studio and released in March on Rural Rhythm Records. The Awards show was held at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and co-hosted by GAC-TV's Storme Warren and Inside Edition's Megan Alexander.

Catch The Roys' Impromptu Appearance On RFD-TV's Larry's Country Diner TONIGHT

The Roys on stageNashville, TN (October 26, 2011) -- Lee and Elaine Roy were spotted on the set during an August taping of Larry's Country Diner, and show host Larry Black invited them to perform. "It was totally unexpected," laughs Elaine Roy. "We were really lucky our fiddle player Clint White happened to be with us." Leona Williams was the show's featured guest that day, but the grand lady of Country graciously made way for the Bluegrass/Roots duo.

Bluegrass Duo The Roys Join John Rich at Inaugural BamaJam Fall Festival

BamaJamFarms Fall FestivalFall Festival at BamaJam FarmsEnterprise, Al. (October 3, 2011) – Country music star and 2011 Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich along with 2-time ICM Duo of the Year winners The Roys have been added to perform at the 2011 inaugural Fall Festival at BamaJam Farms taking place on October 29th. The family-focused entertainment event will also feature musical performances by Darryl Worley, MercyMe, and Enterprise locals The Springs, hay rides, hay maze, along with many other fun activities to include a helicopter fly-over treasure drop for kids 7 and under.

The Roys are Riding High During IBMA Bluegrass Music Week

The RoysNashville, TN -- The Roys are riding high during IBMA 2011 World of Bluegrass Week (September 26 - October 2) with a slew of live performances, special showcases and high-profile media events on tap. Lee and Elaine credit Rural Rhythm Records for their continued chart success, and hail their fans and the media for the overwhelming response to their current CD, Lonesome Whistle. The disc will enjoy chain-wide "feature" status in Lifeway stores beginning today. This new promotion will run through October 28.

The Roys Create New Theme Song For RFD-TV's Campfire Cafe

The Roys and Campfire CafeNashville, TN -- With their infectious signature sound and virtuoso bluegrass pickin,' THE ROYS' performance of the new Campfire Café theme song-- and September 26 appearance on the season opener of the popular RFD-TV series -- offers proof positive that the celebration of 'down home cookin' knows no geographical boundaries.

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