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"Something About A Train" Debuts at #1 on Roots Music Report

Small Town HeroesValerie Smith and Liberty Pike score two in the top 10 at Roots Music Contemporary Bluegrass Chart. Valerie writes, "One day I was teaching at school and received a call from songwriters Dawn Kenney and Dave Morris letting me know that the song they wrote and I recorded with my band, Liberty Pike, "Something About A Train" had debuted at #1 on the Roots Music Contemporary Bluegrass Chart. I am so very excited and thrilled!"

Donna Ulisse's "Hard Cry Moon" #1 on Roots Music Report

Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry MoonBluegrass singer-songwriter Donna Ulisse was elated to learn that her new album Hard Cry Moon, produced by guitarist Bryan Sutton, is #3 in the Euro Americana chart for the month of October and also took an impressive jump from #50 to #1 in two weeks in the Roots Music Report chart. The album was just released on September 25, 2015.

Dale Ann Bradley's “Pocket Full of Keys” Tops Roots Music Report Chart

Pocket Full of KeysDale Ann Bradley’s album, “Pocket Full of Keys,” tops Roots Music Report’s Bluegrass Chart the week of August 6. It is her first album with Pinecastle Records after re-joining the label last year. Bradley is also the cover artist in this month’s “Bluegrass Unlimited” magazine The story, written by Bill Conger, includes the singer talking about who inspired her to produce this album and writing and choosing songs for the CD. She also discusses her love for all genres of music, and the fact that she grew up in a church that didn’t allow music. That didn’t deter the Female Vocalist of the Year (for both the international Bluegrass Music Association and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music for America) from loving music and pursuing it as a career!

Dave Adkins' Tops Charts with "Pike County Jail"

Dave AdkinsNashville, TN -- Dave Adkins has not only been gaining attention for his powerful live performances and one of a kind lead vocals, but he's also acheiving great chart success with numerous tracks from his Mountain Fever Records' album, Nothing To Lose. "Pike County Jail" was the biggest chart mover on this month’s Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Top 30 Song chart climbing to #19 from its debut at #30 last month. The album moved up on the magazine’s Top 15 Album chart to #12 from its debut at #15 last month.

Roots Music Report Announces Top 100 Bluegrass Albums

Roots Music Report Bluegrass 100Roots Music Report (RMR) collects data from radio stations and syndicated radio programs around the globe that play all forms of roots music. RMR then tabulates airplay spin totals which then are used to generate the charts. The charts are posted each week so that music makers, radio professionals and the general public can see which artists are being played the most by reporting stations around the planet. At the end of the year, RMR posts their compilation of the top 100 albums in each of several categories on their web site at http://rootsmusicreport.com/

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