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‘Song of the Mountains’ Viewing Party with Kaitlyn Baker & Reagan Boggs

Reagan Boggs, Tim White, Kaitlyn BakerWaynesville, NC -- Country singers Kaitlyn Baker and Reagan Boggs will mingle with fans to raise money for a worthy cause in Waynesville, North Carolina, on Sunday, November 22. Baker and Boggs, both of whom are originally from Pound, Virginia, taped the nationally syndicated public television concert series “Song of the Mountains” last year. Their episode will premiere on the UNC-TV network throughout North Carolina on Sunday, November 22, at 6:00 p.m. It will air on PBS affiliates nationwide early in 2016.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Plays Ryman Auditorium Sept. 14

Nashville, TN -- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, and John McEuen at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music, on September 14, 2015. With instrumental greats Sam Bush on mandolin, Jerry Douglas on resonator guitar, and Byron House on bass. With contributions from Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famers John Prine and Rodney Crowell, legendary gypsy troubadour Jerry Jeff Walker, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (and original Dirt Band member) Jackson Browne, and former NGDB band member Jimmy Ibbotson will be among the guests joining the guys onstage.

Rumor Has it - Chris Thile to Become Host of A Prairie Home Companion

Chris ThileThe social media scene on the Internet has been buzzing with articles indicating that mandolinist Chris Thile will be assuming the host role on A Prairie Home Companion. Garrison Keillor has been the host since he created the program. Keillor has hinted multiple times in the past that he was considering retirement from the program. We contacted both Thile's management and A Prairie Home Companion for any confirmation but after a couple of days, we have heard nothing from either so cannot confirm this 100%.

Bluegrass Underground Announces Season Five PBS Taping Lineup

Bluegrass Underground Season 5Every year, when we announce the new season of our Emmy-winning TV series Bluegrass Underground, there's a tendency to say, "This is the best one yet." But this year, not to take anything away from those first four incredible seasons, Season 5 really is the best one yet, a subterranean festival of global proportion. The biggest names in Bluegrass and Roots music are set For Bluegrass Underground season five PBS-TV filming, March 27-29.

Bluegrass Underground Episodes Begin Airing on PBS This Week

Alison Brown and Michael Doucet(Nashville, TN) October 23, 2013 - Cajun supergroup BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and GRAMMY-winning banjoist Alison Brown will be featured on their own respective episodes of PBS’ music adventure series Bluegrass Underground nationwide starting this week. Back in March, both groups performed live at Bluegrass Underground, 333-feet underground in the Volcano Room of the Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, TN. Each performance of that live show, which that day also included artists Leon Russell and Ben Sollee, was taped as an episode for PBS broadcast this October, as well as broadcast Saturday nights on the Legend 650 WSM Radio.

Primitive Quartet, Trey Hensley Headline Song of the Mountains Oct 5

Trey HensleyMarion, VA -- Saturday, October 5th at 7:00 pm, Song of the Mountains at the beautiful Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia invites you to see and hear the Primitive Quartet, Trey Hensley, Jimmy Bowen and Santa Fe, the Gravy Boys and Rebecca Frazier and Hit and Run. This concert will be taped for national distribution across America. Song of the Mountains is in their ninth season of tapings and reaches millions of households every week on public television.

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 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 www.ket.org/jubilee. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bluegrass and More on Song of the Mountains April 6

The GrascalsMarion, VA- The award winning and high energy bluegrass band the Grascals will headline the Song of the Mountains public television concert taping this Saturday, April 6th at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA. Also on the concert with the Grascals will be the old time music of the Whitetop Mountain Band along with two bluegrass gospel bands, the Easter Brothers and Jonathan Buckner and Chosen Road.

The Grascals on Song of the Mountains April 6th

The GrascalsMarion, VA- The award winning and high energy bluegrass band the Grascals will headline the Song of the Mountains public television concert taping on Saturday, April 6th at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA. Also on the concert with the Grascals will be the old time music of the Whitetop Mountain Band along with two bluegrass gospel bands, the Easter Brothers and Jonathan Buckner and Chosen Road.

SteelDrivers to Kick Off Bluegrass Undergrounds PBS Season

The SteelDriversThe three time Grammy nominated bluegrass-meets-soul band, The SteelDrivers, return to the stage of the highly acclaimed Bluegrass Underground to help kick off the program's 3rd PBS Season. Filmed at Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, Tennessee, Bluegrass Underground is also a radio show. Recorded live 333 feet below ground, the Volcano Room is one of the most acoustically pure natural spaces on earth. No man-made sound reaches the Volcano Room and the living rock hued amid the eons is jagged and uneven, providing limited echo.

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