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Travis Tritt Joins Chris Stapleton on Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam

Travis TrittNashville, TN -- Country crooner Travis Tritt will be joining Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock and Larry The Cable Guy to celebrate with Charlie Daniels at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena. Tritt, known for hits like “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares),” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive,” “Anymore,” “Help Me Hold On” and more, will join Daniels on stage for what will be remembered as one of the best Volunteer Jams to date. Tickets for the much anticipated event are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office. Ticket prices start at $25.00.

Special Consensus Celebrates 40 Years with “Long I Ride”

Long I RideNashville, TN -- Long I Ride celebrates Special Consensus’ 40th anniversary as a band with an engaging set of songs and guest collaborations that’s certain to garner more acclaim. The title track, written by former band member Robbie Fulks, showcases each of the three vocalists in the group including newcomer/mandolinist Nick Dumas. Bluegrass favorites Della Mae join the band for a fresh take on the Larry Cordle classic “Highway 40 Blues” and label mates Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, together with producer/banjoist Alison Brown, deliver a blistering version of the Josh Graves penned standard “Fireball.”

Special Consensus Celebrates 40 Years with “Long I Ride”

Long I RideNashville, TN -- Long I Ride celebrates Special Consensus’ 40th anniversary as a band with an engaging set of songs and guest collaborations that’s certain to garner more acclaim. The title track, written by former band member Robbie Fulks, showcases each of the three vocalists in the group including newcomer/mandolinist Nick Dumas.

Huck Finn Jubilee Offers Free Music Education for Kids

40th Huck Finn JubileeOntario, CA -- The Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, is committed to keeping traditional Bluegrass alive by passing it on to youth. “This year we are proud to announce the partnership with the Folk Music Center in Claremont, California to provide the Music Education for Kids program during the 3-day event in June” said Michael Krouse, President and CEO. “We are dedicated to connecting kids with bluegrass music and look forward to the progression that two days of music lessons can make.”

Record Store Day Vinyl with 40th Anniversary "J.D. Crowe & The New South"

J.D. Crowe & The New SouthRecord Store Day is April 16th and Rounder Records has a very special release planned for bluegrass music fans. The long-awaited, 40th anniversary vinyl reissue of one of the most heralded albums in bluegrass history: J.D. Crowe & The New South will be released exclusively for Record Store Day! J. D. Crowe & The New South is an album by American banjo player J. D. Crowe and The New South, released in 1975. It was reissued on CD in 1992.

Bear Family Records Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Bear Family Records 40thHolste-Oldendorf, Germany -- Bear Family Records – the German-based independent record label that has served music fans around the world with some of the most comprehensive collections in all of music – is celebrating its’ 40th anniversary this fall. Known for their wonderful bluegrass collections including numerous boxed sets of Bill Monroe, Carl Story, Dave Macon, and Flatt & Scruggs and many other outstanding artists.

Special Consensus 40th Anniversary Concert October 24th

Special Consensus 40th Anniversary ConcertFormed in the Chicago area in 1975, Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 17 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kickstart Carter Family Fold 40th Anniversary TV Special

Carter Family Fold 40th AnniversaryOn Monday July 28, 2014, a new Kickstarter crowdsource funding campaign will launch to fund the production of a half-hour television special celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Carter Fold located in Hiltons, VA - a rural non-profit music venue created to honor the musical heritage of the Carter Family - widely recognized as the First Family of Country Music. The campaign ends Tuesday August 26, 2014. The Kickstarter campaing needs fan support to get going.

40th Annual Carter Family Fold Festival Aug 1-2, 2014

Wry StrawAttending your first Carter Family Festival is something you never forget. Now in its’ 40th year, the Carter Family Memorial Music Festival has attracted audiences from around the globe, all of whom come to the Carter Fold for its’ good music, down-home atmosphere, and food – and then leave with an abundance of precious memories. Held August 1st & 2nd, 2014, the Saturday headliner will be Wry Straw!

Orin Friesen’s Bluegrass Program Marks Its 40th Year

Orin FriesenWichita, Kan. -- Though there are numerous syndicated Bluegrass music shows on the air today, Orin Friesen’s “Bluegrass Country” was the first. Now the show is poised to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The program, now known as “Bluegrass from the Rockin’ Banjo Ranch with Orin Friesen,” is heard every Sunday morning from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. on Today’s KFDI-FM 101.3 out of Wichita. It’s also available via live streaming at www.kfdi.com

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Circle Album Remastered for 40th Anniversary

Bernie Grundman, bob Carpenter, Chris Bellman, John McEuen/DMN Newswire/ The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's seminal 1972 Americana album, Will the Circle be Unbroken, has been remastered from the original analog tapes for a deluxe 40th Anniversary 3LP vinyl and high definition digital HDtracks edition, released Tuesday, March 12 by Capitol Nashville. This is the seminal 1972 country/Americana/bluegrass album's first ever vinyl reissue. Pictured at Bernie Grundman Mastering are (L-R) Bernie Grundman, keyboardist Bob Carpenter, mastering engineer Chris Bellman, and John McEuen. Photo by David Goggin.

Mike Scott Celebrating 40 Years as a Professional Entertainer

Mike ScottNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records congratulates Mike Scott who celebrates 40 years in music which impressively includes over 450 performances at the Grand Ole Opry. He first took the stage with his banjo at the age of 10 and now leads the Mike Scott & The Nashville Band. In addition, he still performs with Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition and can be seen regularly on “Reno’s Old Time Music Fest” TV Show airing on RFD TV and Blue Highways TV.

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