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The Boxcars Welcome New Member Gary Hultman to Group

Gary HultmanNashville, TN --- Highly acclaimed and often awarded, The Boxcars have announced the addition of a new member to their musical team. Gary Hultman is just 20 years old and is currently studying at East Tennessee State University, where he became acquainted with The Boxcars’ Adam Steffey. The Birchdale, MN native began playing the resonator guitar when he was very young and like many musicians, spent his youth traveling and performing with a family band. He chose ETSU for college and made his way to Tennessee. Hultman is majoring in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music and expects to graduate in 2016, already a member of one of the genre’s most honored bands.

The Boxcars' John Bowman Takes Solo Journey

John BowmanBluegrass guitarist John Bowman has had an enormously blessed career and has decided to add another chapter to his career. Bowman has announced his departure from The Boxcars to seek a new path followoing his heart performing solo in more of a ministry role. Bowman made his annoucement via his social networking channels.

Johnny Possum Band: New Album, Planning USA Tour

Short SummerThe Johnny Possum Band has been around since 2005, released 5 CD’s, been nominated for some awards, visited the USA three times The band is currently in the final stages of releasing their 6th CD and the initial stages of planning our 4th visit to the USA.

Lumberjack Feud Adds New Bluegrass Band for Pre-Show

Mountain JacksPigeon Forge, TN -- New Lumberjack Feud pre-phow to feature award-winning Bluegrass artist Darrell Webb. The all-new Mountain Jacks band includes decorated bluegrass artist, Darrell Webb. Webb holds awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music. He is also a Grammy nominated session musician.

Jeff Austin Leaves Yonder Mountain String Band

Jeff AustinFounding member and mandolin artist of the Yonder Mountain String Band, Jeff Austin, has announced that he is leaving the band to work on a solo career path. The sudden announcment is a surprise as the touring and festival season is now getting started.

Jim VanCleve Announces Mountain Heart Departure

Jim VanCleveFiddler Jim VanCleve has announced that he will be leaving Mountain Heart, a group he helpd establish almost 16 years ago. Jim has certainly made his mark with this outstanding group of bluegrass music artists and he and the group are seperating on good terms. Jim will keep his fans posted through his Facebook page. Mountain Heart has not announced any possible replacements and Jim will continue to fulfil his existing committments as best he can.

Lonesome River Band Joins Mountain Home Music

LRB with Mountain HomeCarrying the tradition into 2014, Bluegrass powerhouse The Lonesome River Band has just signed an exclusive recording agreement with North Carolina-based label Mountain Home Music Company.

Mountain Fever Records Signs Breaking Grass to Label

Breaking GrassWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records continues to build a stellar roster of artists, expanding the label with top of the line performers including the signing of highly acclaimed Mississippi favorites, Breaking Grass. Mountain Fever will release the band's first single on the label, written by guitarist Cody Farrar, in April with a full album of all original music to follow sometime in early summer. This will be the third CD from the band in three years.

Great American Taxi 2.0 Announced

Great American Taxi 2.0In case you all hadn't heard the news, Great American Taxi and Vince Herman have decided it is in the best interest for everyone to part ways. Vince recently moved to Oregon to settle down and spend more time on his farm, and as maybe most of you know has been touring again full time with Leftover Salmon.

Kindred Records to release new CD with Travis Frye and Blue Mountain

Travis Frye & Blue MountainIrvine, KY (Jan 26, 2014) - Kindred Records has signed a record deal with North Carolina based bluegrass group Travis Frye and Blue Mountain.

Detour Bluegrass Band Signs with Mountain Fever Reccords

Detour Joins Mountain FeverWillis, VA -- Virginia based Mountain Fever Records kicks off 2014 in a big way with the signing of popular contemporary bluegrass band Detour. The Michigan-based band is well-known for their tight focused harmonies, precision instrumentals, and creative melodies that take listeners down a unique bluegrass road. The band’s first single, “Too Blue To Have the Blues,” written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd, is scheduled to hit radio in February.

Paul Williams Started Retirement December 31st

Paul Williams and the Victory TrioPaul Williams of Paul Williams & The Victory Trio has announced that he has officially retired fromthe road as of December 31st,2013. Paul has performed bluegrass, gospel and bluegrass gospel for years and has contributed to the lives of many fans and followers. Paul's love for music and the Lord began at the early age of nine when his father bought him an “A” model Gibson mandolin to play in prayer meetings and church services. The love and dedication continue today with Paul and his great band traveling all over the country spreading the good news at churches, festivals and benefits.

Bluegrass Band Cumberland River Announces They Are Disbanding

Cumberland RiverJamie Dean, band leader of the popular bluegrass music band Cumberland River, yesterday announced that the music group would be disbanding effective immediately. Harlan, Kentucky native Dean and his family recently relocated to Florida due to his new full time non-music job and he has plans to release a solo album in the near future. Band members Dustin Middleton and Jamie Stewart, also from Harlan, along with Brad Gulley and Gary Robinson Jr. will go their separate ways in their music careers, but will certainly always remain lifelong friends.

Darrell Webb Band Welcomes Brandon Green on Banjo

Brandon Green2012 MerleFest Instrumental Champion Brandon Green (Banjo) from Johnson City, Tennessee, who is a lecturer on the faculty of the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at ETSU will be joining the Darrell Webb Band.

American Drive Announces New Band Members

American DriveRural Rhythm recording artist American Drive is happy to announce their two newest members. Joining the bluegrass music group will be Adam McIntosh on guitar, while Shayne Bartley assumes the banjo duties.

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