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Bluegrass Junction May Not Air Bluegrass Holiday Music

SiriusXM Bluegrass JunctionRecently there has been a lot of ruckus on Social Media, blogs and elsewhere regarding the on-air SiriusXM satellite broadcast of Bluegrass Junction being preempted for nine days while SiriusXM airs special holiday programming. There have been petitions, threats of cancelling the service, boycotts and basically a whole lot of the bluegrass music community up in arms regarding the decision. The overall feeling is that the bluegrass music channel, Bluegrass Junction, should be for bluegrass music only. Many subscribed to the service just to have that exclusive 24 hour programming and to go for over a week during the holiday period without being able to enjoy their favorite bluegrass holiday music would be disturbing and more than just an inconvenience.

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival

Christmas in the SmokiesThe Christmas in the Smokies bluegrass music festival will be held December 9 - 12, 2105 at the Ramada Inn & Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hosted by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, the event brings together many traditional bluegrass and gospel bands for a special Christmas celebration of music with bluegrass friends and family.

Urban Monroes Playing in the Show for Christmas

Playing In The SnowWith most of the Halloween candy reduced to wrappers, and the look on the pumpkin’s face beginning to droop slightly, the Holiday season has returned. Thanksgiving will be here before blood sugar levels have returned to normal which in turn means the glow of Christmas is already lighting the horizon. For the bluegrass band Urban Monroes, ‘tis a season stuffed full of meaning and joy, feelings that come out in flurries on their latest album release, a Christmas EP entitled Playing in the Snow.

Christmas Time Comes Early with Rhonda Vincent Oct 30

Rhonda Vincent - Christmas TimeNashville, TN -- Rhonda Vincent has been celebrating the season all year; writing new Christmas material, then combining the new originals with the classics. The result is something unique and it's sure to set the perfect tone for this Holiday Season! This six-time Grammy® nominated artist is set to reveal Christmas Time, on October 30 via Upper Management Music. Among the tunes, you will find the "Twelve Days of Christmas," like you've never heard before! Rhonda calls upon some of her most famous Country music friends to join her in the celebration; including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, The Oak Ridge Boys and more (see track listing below).

The Roys' Bluegrass Kinda Christmas 1 of 10 Best

Bluegrass Kinda ChristmasNashville, TN -- Award-winning brother/sister duo The Roys' latest release, Bluegrass Kinda Christmas on Rural Rhythm Records, was named one of Rolling Stone's 10 Best Country Christmas Albums of 2014. The album was released in November and has been met with high critical acclaim. The Roys are in very good company, with other acts including Darius Rucker, Sara Evans, LeAnn Rimes, the Nashville Cast and more. You can check out the full list HERE.

Béla & Abigail to Broadcast Holiday Concert from Home Dec 23rd

Béla Fleck and Abigail WashburnOn Tuesday, December 23 at 7:30pm EST, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will be broadcasting a live duo performance from their living room in Nashville in support of one of their favorite charities, Stand for Children. The hour-plus show will be streaming here at concertwindow.com, where Béla and Abigail will be interacting with the audience through live questions.

Three Days of "A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroeville"

A Bluegrass Christmas with MonroevilleThe Capitol Theatre of Greeneville is pleased to announce the re-opening of their landmark venue in Greeneville, TN with their first Christmas series, "A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroeville". The first of many music and special events based in the beautiful setting of East Tennessee.

Duty Free Bluegrass at Carter Family Christmas Sat. Dec 20th

Carter Family ChristmasHiltons, VA -- Saturday, December 20st, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special Christmas program. In lieu of admission, please bring a donation of canned goods for the local food bank (suggested amount $10 per person). Those not bringing a canned goods donation are asked to make a donation of $10 for adults with all proceeds going to the Food Bank. Anyone under 12 will be admitted free of charge. Those attending are asked to bring finger foods, two-liter drinks, and cups, plates, or napkins. Christmas music will be performed as refreshments are served. Afterwards, we’ll have music by the Duty Free Bluegrass Band. Musicians donate their time for this special Christmas show.

Holiday Music EP from John Reischman & The Jaybirds

On A Winter’s NightTo celebrate the deepening of winter and the coming of the holiday season, all-star West Coast bluegrass/roots ensemble John Reischman & The Jaybirds are releasing their new EP, On A Winter’s Night. It’s a lovely romp through the snowy backwoods of American roots music, inspired in part by the classic American Folk Songs for Christmas by composer Ruth Crawford Seeger (stepmom to Pete Seeger).

Bluegrass on "It's a Harmony Road Christmas" this Weekend

Canaan's CrossingSignal Mountain, TN -- Harmony Road TV’s original production “It’s a Harmony Road Christmas” will begin airing this weekend and continue through Christmas. Produced in a log cabin at Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle, Tennessee, the program features exclusive performances by some of Gospel and Bluegrass music’s finest artists. Host Les Butler also provides a special reading of the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke.

Claire Lynch Band on Holiday Tour with Holiday!

Claire Lynch Holiday AlbumNashville, TN. – This December will be filled with festive evenings of fine acoustic music and holiday cheer as The Claire Lynch Band shares the spirit of the season on the road. The multi-award winner brings the spirit of the season to six states this month.

Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels & Brenda Lee Support Favorite Causes

Charlie Daniels and Dolly Parton TreesNashville, TN -- Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, and Brenda Lee join Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, LeAnn Rimes, The Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band, and others to raise money for their favorite charities this holiday season in a new attraction at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

The Roys Bring Holidays Home with "Bluegrass Kinda Christmas"

Bluegrass Kinda ChristmasNashville, TN -- The Roys bring the holidays home with their newest CD, Bluegrass Kinda Christmas (Rural Rhythm Records), available now to radio programmers via AirPlay Direct, and to fans by pre-order at Walmart, Amazon and iTunes. The disc will be in stores November 18. The Roys' much-heralded sibling harmonies, spot-on lead vocals and agile musicianship shine a light on Christmas songs both new and old, creating a festive holiday ambience that's apropos for any seasonal celebration.

Trinity River Band Releases New Christmas Album, "On A Morning Like This"

On a Morning Like ThisNashville, TN -- Just in time for the holiday season, Trinity River Band has released a new Christmas album, On A Morning Like This. Parents Mike and Lisa Harris, along with their three children Sarah, Joshua, and Brianna, certainly shine on the album - taking turns on lead vocals and contributing their instrumental talents on all tracks.

Start the Holiday Season Early with Claire Lynch Album

Claire Lynch Holiday AlbumNashville, TN -- 2014 IBMA Song of the Year Winner ("Dear Sister") and 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year, Claire Lynch, is excited to announce a very special release for the holidays on her own Thrill Hill Records. Holiday! is Claire’s first seasonal album and is available now at her live shows and through the Claire Lynch website.

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