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Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Ring In 2016 with Top Chart Action

It's About TymeCumming, GA -- Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Break A String Records are celebrating the new year with news that the band's latest album, It's About Tyme, is #1 on the National Bluegrass Survey's Top 15 Albums chart for a second consecutive month. Released September 4th, It's About Tyme has been the fastest charting album in the band's history, making its debut on the National Survey at #2 in November, climbing to #1 in December, and remaining in the top spot for January 2016. The album also topped the year-end Roots Music Reports Top 50 Albums chart for 2015 at #1.

Glen Harlow Band Starts New Year at Carter Family Fold Jan 2

Glen Harlow BandSaturday, January 2, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass and old time music by the Glen Harlow Band. This will be a fine start to the 2016 music season at the historic Carter Fold.

Bluegrass Artists Make New Year’s Resolutions

Bluegrass ArtistsNashville, TN --- It’s that time again. It’s a new year. Everyone has that “clean slate” feeling about the year ahead. Ranging from poignant to lighthearted, several artists share their own New Year’s Resolutions.

Balsam Range Kicks Off the New Year in Chart Topping Fashion

FiveNashville, TN -- It’s been an incredible 2014 for Balsam Range, with several IBMA Awards including the coveted Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year honors, sold out shows across the country, and the chart topping album, Five. Entering into new year, Balsam Range has both the #1 song, "Moon Over Memphis" and #1 album, Five, on The Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey Chart for January 2015.

Donna the Buffalo Announce Florida New Years Run & Winter Tour

Donna The BuffaloAsheville, NC -- Donna the Buffalo just passed the marker as their 25th year as a band and have proven to be a consistent purveyor of American music. What’s the recipe? To be sure, it’s infused with more spices than you’ll find at a Cajun cookout by way of a southern-fried, rockin’ country old-time jamboree. “For the dizzying array of styles and genres with which they work, Donna The Buffalo maintain a surprising level of consistency. The New York-based band has played around with folk, zydeco, and many other musical ideas over the course of their 25-year career, but they retain a sharp focus that has helped them create some truly lasting music,” writes Elmore Magazine.

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising Hit the Road in New Year

Kathy Boyd and Phoenix RisingKathy Boyd tells us that they are getting ready to hit the road again in a few weeks and wanted to be sure you had time to make travel arrangements to attend the Florence Winter Folk Festival, if you haven't already done so. This wonderful festival takes place in Florence, Oregon the weekend of January 17 - 19th and this year will feature The Brothers Four, John McEuen, Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising, Mike & Carleen McCornack, Barefoot LeRoy, Rick Nestler, The Sagebrush Sisters, 2-Bit Palamino, Catherine Reed, The Three Muses, and Otter Creek."

Ricky Skaggs, Isaacs, Ring in New Year at Larry's Country Diner

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Larry's Country Diner, the down-home variety program that draws over 1.4 million loyal viewers each month as one of RFD-TV’s most popular shows, continues to provide an amazing array of artists for traditional country music fans. Resolve to watch this January’s lineup. It will include performances by iconic award-winning bluegrass artist Ricky Skaggs, family bluegrass/Gospel group The Isaacs, Platinum-selling songstress Suzy Bogguss, seminal artist, best known as one half of the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley, and his talented daughter, McKenna Medley. For more information on Larry’s Country Diner, please visit www.LarrysCountryDiner.com

The Spinney Brothers Ring In New Year With #1 Album

No BordersWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce the The Spinney Brothers' latest project, No Borders is the #1 Bluegrass CD according to Bluegrass Unlimited's National Bluegrass Survey for the month of January 2014.

Russell Moore Kicks off 2014 With New IIIrd Tyme Out Lineup

 Wayne Benson, Keith McKinnon, Russell Moore, Justen Haynes, Blake JohnsonCumming, GA -- The International Bluegrass Music Association's 5-Time Male Vocalist of the Year, Russell Moore, is proud to announce the addition of two new members to his illustrious band, IIIrd Tyme Out; Keith McKinnon on banjo and Blake Johnson on bass. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will be unveiling their new band lineup when they perform in Galax, VA on January 4, 2014, for the Fairview Ruritan Club. Other dates in January include Grayson, KY, Clay City, KY and Fort Payne, AL. For more information on Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, including a complete list of 2014 tour dates, please visit www.iiirdtymeout.com.

Start the New Year Right with Jamming at the Abingdon Music Experience

Mountain Heart with John CowanAbingdon, VA -- For the second year, the Town of Abingdon has partnered with Barter Theatre and Bonefire Brands to kick off the 2014 Abingdon Music Experience with the January Jams concert series. This series will include 7 total concerts, starting January 9, and run every Friday and Saturday during January. “We are excited to expand the number of shows offered from 4 to 7 this year after the overwhelmingly positive response last year,” explains Sara Cardinale, Special Events Coordinator for the ACVB.

Bluegrass Promotion Resolutions for the New Year

Happy New YearThe new year is here and now would be a good time to take a look around and see what needs updating in the world of the electronic promotion environment in the bluegrass music community. Virtually every bluegrass artist uses social networking, the web and more when it comes to promoting their art. Some artists are wonders at it but others may want to review the image they present to the world. This article will take a look at some of those things that may get overlooked in the chaos of earning a living.

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