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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country to Broadcast Live from World of Bluegrass

WAMUWashington, DC -- WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will present its sixth annual live broadcast from the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Annual World of Bluegrass, taking place September 24-27 in Raleigh, N.C.

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

The Award-Winning Isaacs Make the Most of “The Living Years”

The Living Years by The IsaacsNashville, TN -- Award-winning family group The Isaacs will release an all-new CD recording, The Living Years, on August 13th. Produced by Ben Isaacs (Oak Ridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band) and Bill Gaither, the new release, recorded acoustically, captures the intricate family harmonies that have made this group a household name among Gospel music lovers and showcases the type of arrangements and musicality that have made them known for their “pedal-steel blend.”The Living Years border=0 height=200 width=207 /

The Roys Return To RFD-TV's Larry's Country Diner

The Roys at Larry's Country DinerNashville, TN (August 7, 2013) - Award-winning brother/sister duo The Roys return to RFD-TV's popular Larry's Country Diner with songs from their latest steamin' hot CD, Gypsy Runaway Train, and more on August 10 and 11. The show, which draws over 1.4 million loyal viewers each month, airs Saturday nights at 10 PM CT / 11 PM ET and Sunday evenings at 6 PM CT / 7 PM ET. The siblings performed three songs from their current CD: The blazin' title track, "You Can Count On My Love" and "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight." They also sang the poignant "Grandpa's Barn," a fan favorite from their previous disc, New Day Dawning. Larry's Country Diner also airs on FamilyNet; check local listings for broadcast times in your area.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Recap Grand Ole Opry Debut

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersWe recently reported that award winning bluegrass artists Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers would be making their Grand Ole Opry Debut. The night was a big success and the group was excited to perform on "The Show." The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) reigning Emerging Artist of Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers achieved a career milestone when they make their Grand Ole Opry debut in Nashville, Tennessee. Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage July 27th as guests on Bill Anderson's portion of the show.

Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe Hits Public Television

Music City RootsNashville, TN -- The inaugural televised series of Music City Roots: Live from The Loveless Cafe, will premiere on its hometown station, Nashville Public Television, on Sept. 13, 2013 at 7 pm central. Soon thereafter, the 13-episode series, distributed by American Public Television, will debut in tens of millions of homes, having received commitments from markets covering over 60% of all US households, including WNET in New York, WGBH in Boston, plus stations in Los Angeles, Austin and over 75 other markets. New markets will be added every month.

The Roys Featured in PBS' "Jubilee" Series This Week

The RoysNashville, TN -- Award-winning Bluegrass brother/sister duo The Roys are featured in the PBS Jubilee series airing nationwide this week. Kentucky Educational Television (KET) will broadcast the program Tuesday, July 23 at 8 p.m. CDT. Check your local listings for show times in your area or view the episode online after the broadcast at The popular series, produced by KET, features an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary Bluegrass, Blues, American and Celtic Folk, Southern and African-American Gospel, Rock and Roll and other diverse forms of "Roots" music.

Tennessee Mafia Jug Band on Old Time Heirloom Hour Premiers July 27

Tennessee Mafia Jug BandThomson, IL -- With raccoons and catfish, hillbilly culture takes over the newest episode of the local variety show The Old Time Heirloom Hour. The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band stars as both the musical guest and guest hosts. Playing music of a style often described as the forerunner of bluegrass, their vocals feature strong two- and three-part harmonies and their instruments include a guitar, banjo, jug, Dobro guitar, fiddle, upright bass fiddle, and a kind of one-man-band washboard that has small horns and cymbals attached. With their entertaining songs serving as the basis for conversation segments, they make a fun hour of bluegrass variety.

Mike Snider from the Grand Ole Opry to Perform on "Song of the Mountains"

Mike SniderMarion, VA -- Musician and comedian Mike Snider will headline Song of the Mountains at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA on Saturday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm.

Newton & Thomas Lend Support to CJs Thumbs Up Foundation

Mark Newton and Steve ThomasRichmond, VA (July 15, 2013) – Mark Newton & Steve Thomas will appear on Richmond, Virginia’s WTVR CBS Channel 6 “Virginia This Morning” TV show on Friday, July 19 at 9:00 am and Ashland Coffee and Tea in Ashland on Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 pm in support of the CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation. The organization provides financial assistance to families of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and was founded in honor of Charlotte Jennie Reynolds (July 9, 2005 - Jan. 7, 2010).

Two Big Fundraising Concerts for Song of the Mountains

Ralph StanleyMarion, VA -- Song of the Mountains will present two talent packed fundraising concerts at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA on Saturday, June 22nd. “We will be presenting a matinee at 2:00 pm and an evening concert at 7:00 pm”, states Tim White the show’s host and executive coordinator. “We are excited that Ralph and Nathan Stanley will be on the evening concert and also at our pre-concert meet and greet at 5:30 the same day”, says White.

Dave Adkins & Republik Steele Head to Nashville With Hot New Album

Dave Adkins & Republik SteeleNashville, TN -- Dave Adkins & Republik Steele are celebrating their hot new album That's Just the Way I Roll (Rural Rhythm) with a busy tour schedule and heavy radio airplay. Dave Adkins and Republik Steele member Kenny O’Quinn head to Nashville this week in support of the album. They will appear on WSM 650.AM Radio’s “Coffee, Country and Cody” show with Bill Cody Wednesday morning at 9:15 am before making a stop by the new offices of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Later in the day, they will sit down with Sirius XM Radio Bluegrass Junction Host, Kyle Cantrell for an in-depth interview scheduled for later broadcast.

2012 IBMA Fan Fest on KET/PBS Public Television

Bobby Osborne on JubileeIn June 2013, two bluegrass music traditions – KET’s Jubilee and the International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest – come together in a groundbreaking collaboration: live performances from the IBMA Fan Fest are captured for the first time ever on the new season of Jubilee, recorded in Nashville in September 2012. A major event in the world of bluegrass music, this is the first time IBMA’s Fan Fest, which yearly features top bluegrass artists, has ever been recorded. The season premieres Tuesday, June 4 at 8/7 p.m. on KET and Saturday, June 8 at 11/10 p.m. on KET2.

Song of the Mountains New Season to Start Airing June 15th Across the U.S.

Song of the MountainsMarion, VA -- Song of the Mountains, the award winning public television concert taped at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA announces their eighth season release to affiliates beginning on June 15th across America. Twenty Four new episodes will begin airing on 190 plus public television outlets across the United States and will feature notable bluegrass music entertainers and musicians including Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Express, Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band, Roni Stoneman, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, Janie Fricke, the Steeldrivers, Balsam Range, the VW Boys, Chuck Wagon Gang, Morehead State University Mountain Music Ambassadors, Lonesome River Band, Redhead Express and the Seldom Scene.

The Time Jumpers Live on A Prairie Home Companion TONIGHT

The Time JumpersNashville, TN -- Nashville's all-star band The Time Jumpers will appear live on public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor." Broadcasting live from The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN the show airs on this evening Saturday, May 11 from 5pm - 7pm Central Time. The show can be heard internationally via public radio, live streaming and Sirius Satellite Radio.


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