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Doyle Lawson Leads Bristol Christmas Parade as Grand Marshal

Doyle Lawson Leads Bristol Christmas Parade as Grand MarshalBristol, TN/VA -- by Sherri George
Doyle Lawson was surrounded by twinkling lights, candy canes, shiny brass banisters and tinsel Christmas trees on the float leading the 31st Annual Bristol Christmas parade down State Street in historic downtown Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia on Thursday evening.

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Christmas in the Smokies

Lorraine Jordon & Carolina RoadPigeon Forge, TN -- The Christmas in the Smokies bluegrass festival will be held December 12 through 15 at the Ramada Inn & Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hosted by Carolina Road, the festival brings together many traditional bluegrass and gospel bands for an early Christmas celebration. “Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is the perfect setting for the festival,” said Lorraine Jordan of Jordan Entertainment and Carolina Road, the hosts of the event. “Fans will love the decorations and the spirit of Christmas around town.”

PineCone Presents The Gathering: A Holiday Concert

Joe Newberry, Rhiannon Giddens, Laurelyn Dossett, Mike Compton, Jason SypherGorgeous voices and crystalline harmonies backed by an all-star string-band, The Gathering breathes new life into traditional Christmas music and features new songs of the season. Americana music talents Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Laurelyn Dossett (Polecat Creek), Mike Compton (Nashville Bluegrass Band), Joe Newberry (Big Medicine) and Jason Sypher share a night of music as lively and eclectic as any good family gathering, from high-energy hoedowns to heartfelt remembrances of holidays at home. You can still reserve seats to experience this unique collaboration this holiday season!

Buffets, Inc and Charlie Daniels Make Christmas Merry with New CD

Charlie Daniels 2012 Christmas CDGreer, SC -- Buffets, Inc. and legendary music icon Charlie Daniels will be bringing holiday cheer to guests and military families alike with the launch of a new Christmas CD called Hallelujah It’s Christmas Time Again starting this week for just $8.99. Available exclusively in Buffets, Inc. restaurants, the CD features a wide range of classic and original holiday music including “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Hallelujah,” as well as a special bonus track reading of Daniels’ “Carolina Christmas Carol.” In the spirit of the holidays, profits from the CD will be donated to the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) for Operation Outdoors, a camp program that assists the children of military personnel during deployment.

Cybergrass Wishes All a Joyous Holiday Season

Merry ChristmasCybergrass wants to wish everyone a joyous holiday season filled with joy, peace, happiness, health and prosperity.

Common Ground on the Hill Presents 2 Concerts in 2 Locations!

Common Ground On The HillHalf a century ago, people in the mountains of the North Carolina and Southwest Virginia celebrated Christmas quite differently than the way most of us do now, holding two weeks of informal house parties that were filled with old time fiddle music, song and dance - a tradition they called Breaking Up Christmas.

Bluegrass Christmas Program at Carter Family Fold December 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Carter Family ChristmasSaturday, December 17th, 2011, 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. Those not bringing a canned goods donation are asked to make a donation of $7 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, they'll have music by the Town Branch Bluegrass Band and others. Musicians donate their time for this special Christmas show. Word from the North Pole is that Santa Claus will be visiting and available for photos with the children.

Pinecastle's Featured Release: A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin'

A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin'Pinecastle Records announced on their website that the label's second Christmas album, A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin', is available for this year's holiday shopping season. Make sure the music rotation for this year's holiday gatherings includes a little bluegrass music. Released in 2003 the album includes 18 tracks from a variety of Pinecastle artists including Larry Stephenson, Jeff Autry, Wayne Benson, Aubrey Haynie, Jim Hurst and Missy Raines, Jesse McReynolds, Charlie Waller, David Parmley, Eddie & Martha Adcock, Josh Williams, Nothin' Fancy, Special Consensus, Wilfire and more.

Mark O'Connor to Release 'An Appalachian Christmas' Sept 20

 An Appalachian ChristmasGrammy winning composer, violin virtuoso and educator Mark O'Connor will release his first holiday album, An Appalachian Christmas, on September 20 via OMAC Records. A star-studded collection featuring James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Alison Krauss, Sharon Isbin, Jane Monheit, Chris Thile, Steve Wariner and more, An Appalachian Christmas features rare collaborations available for the first time in years as well as new recordings.

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