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John Curtis Goad Announces Single "Regina" from New Album

 ReginaThe release of the first single from John Curtis Goad's upcoming debut solo album has been announced. "Regina" tells a classic bluegrass story - a man, wrongly accused of a crime, waits for the one he loves. Of course, as with all good bluegrass songs, there's just a little bit more to the story than first appears. "Regina" was originally recorded by Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass in the 1970s, but John has given the song a smooth, modern traditional update.

Dust-to-Digital to Release Ola Belle Reed Book/CD Combination

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon LineOne of the more interesting record labels for older music with a unique twist has always been Dust-to-Digital. The label has just announced their Book and CD media package Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line. This latest collection by Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy and Douglas Dowling Peach should be a welcome addition to those who cherish the traditional mountain music of the past.

The Music of the Stanley Brothers Book due Next Month

The Music of the Stanley BrothersThe premier guide to the lives and work of bluegrass icons Ralph and Carter Stanley will be released this January by the University of Illinois Press as part of their Music in American Life series. The 312 page book will by Gary Reid will include a foreward by Neil v. Rosenbert. Included will be a full discography and 51 black & white photographs.

Randall Franks Finds Encouragement in the Focus of Latest Book

Randall Franks Signing BooksAuthor/actor Randall Franks said he seeks to inspire others to find the encourager within through his latest book series – Encouragers. The first of the series Encouragers I : Finding the Light released this month worldwide from Peach Picked Publishing shares 49 stories of actors, musicians and everyday folks who played a role in his early life.

Dailey & Vincent Announce LIVE CD, DVD, TV Concert Special

Dailey & VincentAward winning bluegrass artists Dailey & Vincent made an exciting announcement today. They are preparing to put together a live show which will be available in audio and video formats and, as a part of this project, the show will be a Public Television Concert Special.

Donna Ulisse Authors Book About her Creative Process

Donna UlisseAt the request of her publisher, Hadley Music Group, singer-songwriter Donna Ulisse has authored a book about her personal creative process when writing songs. The book is titled The Songwriter in Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process.

Exciting News from Dust-to-Digital

Michigan-I-OIn 1938 the Library of Congress dispatched Alan Lomax—already a seasoned field worker at age 23—to complete a folklife survey of the Great Lakes region. He set off in a 1935 Plymouth Deluxe 4-door sedan, toting a Presto instantaneous disc recorder, a still camera, and a moving image camera. He returned almost three months later, having driven thousands of miles on barely paved roads, with a cache of 250 discs and 8 reels of film. These materials documented the diversity of ethnicity—Irish, Finnish, Serbian, Polish, German, Croatian, Canadian French, Hungarian, and more—in Michigan, as well as cultural expression among loggers and lake sailors.

The Missy Werner Band Releases New Single, "Rocks In The River"

Missy WernerIn tandem with the announcement of a July 1st release date for her latest album, Turn This Heart Around, Cincinnati area singer and bandleader Missy Werner is heading for the airwaves with the project’s second single, “Rocks In The River,” available today to broadcasters via AirplayDirect. The song, an ode to enduring love, follows the album’s first single, “I Always Do,” which reached #3 on the Bluegrass Today airplay chart late last year.

Breaking Grass Releases New Single "Raining in Virginia" to Radio

Breaking GrassWillis, VA -- Mississippi's Breaking Grass released their first single, "Raining in Virginia," to radio. The single is from their upcoming Mountain Fever album, scheduled to be released this summer. It was written by guitarist Cody Farrar. This will be the third album from the band in three years.

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys 'By My Side' EP Due June 24

By My SideThe Sleepy Man Banjo Boys are excited to announce the release of their new EP 'By My Side' on June 24, 2014, featuring their first ever vocal tracks. The band is accepting pre-orders for your CD or Limited Edition Vinyl Record today at http://sleepymanbanjoboys.com/shop/ Tune in Monday April 28th to Jimmy Kimmmel Live as the boys play a song from their upcoming EP.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Debut Latest Video on Cybergrass

Livin’ Like I'm DyingLorraine Jordan & Carolina Road premiere their latest video for her song, "Livin’ Like I’m Dying" today here on Cybergrass®. These Bluegrass crowd-pleasers recently released their self-titled cd, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, their highly anticipated album on Pinecastle Records. We recently carried their previous video,"Living With the Shades Pulled Down" on the site and this follow up is a real winner! Their previous release, Back To My Roots, achieved commercial and critical success, charting on Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Singles, and Top 10 Album Chart and reaching #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Charts.

The Way Down Wanderers Builds Momentum with New EP

Path to FollowEqual parts fast-paced and soulful, this slightly folk, slightly bluegrass 5-song EP by The Way Down Wanderers pulls listeners in with its originality and thoughtfulness. Analog recording, powerfully unique vocals, instrumental solos, lively dynamics and standout melodies make up the experience that is, The Way Down Wanderers debut album, Path to Follow.

Simply Put, Simply Bluegrass is Simply Marvelous

 Simply BluegrassCountry Family Reunion has put together a special bluegrass music collection titled, Simply Bluegrass. The collection is a series of programs spread out over 4 DVDs plus a backstage presentation DVD. The series does an excellent job of raising awareness of today's bluegrass music and the artists that drive it. Simply put, Simply Bluegrass is Simply Marvelous.

Country Music Birthplace “Echoes of the Blue Ridge” DVD Release Sept 30

Echoes of the Blue RidgeBristol, TN/VA -- The Appalachian Cultural Music Association will release a documentary on the birthplace of country music to the public on Sunday, September 30th at 3:00 pm at the ACMA Pickin’ Porch located on the upper level of the Bristol Mall in Bristol, Virginia. There will be plenty of live bluegrass and old time music at the event to celebrate the project’s release.

Breaking Grass is “Running With The Moon" with Latest Album

 Running with the MoonBooneville, MS -- Bluegrass music group Breaking Grass is very proud to announce their brand new sophomore CD, Running With The Moon, is available now. Comprised of Cody Farrar on guitar and vocals; Tyler White on fiddle and vocals; Thelton Vanderford on banjo and vocals; Zach Wooten on mandolin; and Britt Sheffield on bass and vocals; the Mississippi-based band Breaking Grass formed with one goal in mind - to make music that all ages could enjoy. With their fresh sound, original material, strong vocals and innovative musicianship, Breaking Grass is doing exactly what their name implies while still presenting music that is without a doubt steeped in the timeless bluegrass genre they grew up listening to.

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