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Rural Rhythm Signs Steve Gulley to New Long-Term Deal

Steve GulleyNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce it has signed another long-term recording agreement with Steve Gulley. The first release from this new long-term recording agreement is a new single by Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle available in early August. Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle are now in the studio laying down tracks and vocals for their upcoming third Rural Rhythm Records album. The new album will contain the upcoming new single and is titled Time Won't Wait scheduled for release this fall.

Bonfire Records Signs First Artist Wilson Banjo Co.

Wilson Banjo CompanyBonfire Records has signed Upstate South Carolina bluegrass band Wilson Banjo Co. Their first full-length album Spirits in the Hills will be released in October. Bonfire's mission is to develop American roots music artists and artists local to the Greenville, SC area.

Poor Mountain Records Signed Carolina Blue

Carolina BlueFrom, Brevard North Carolina, to a recording contract. We are very happy to bring Carolina Blue into the Poor Mountain Records Family! "We are very excited about working with Rick Dollar and Jonathan Buckner from Poor Mountain Records on our current and future projects!" commented Bobby Powell and Timmy Jones, founding members of Carolina Blue.

I Draw Slow Joins Compass Records Roster

I Draw SlowNashville, TN -- Compass Records is proud to announce the signing of Dublin-based roots band, I Draw Slow. Their combination of compelling songwriting, exuberant live performances and passion for tradition make I Draw Slow a perfect fit for Compass Records, a label with a long history of working with Irish artists within their diverse roster of roots music. I Draw Slow coaxes the past into the present with original songs that draw from the best of Irish storytelling and American folk music.

Lonely Heartstring Band Hits “Top 50 All-Time” Chart

Deep WatersRounder Records recording artists the Lonely Heartstring Band have now climbed into the AirPlay Direct “Top 50 All-Time” Americana / AAA Album Chart with their debut CD Deep Waters! They find themselves in very good company.

Ray Cardwell Signs with Pinecastle Records for Upcoming Release

Rayt CardwellSongwriter, vocalist, and bass player, Ray Cardwell has joined Pinecastle Records to release his solo album, Tennessee Moon, in fall 2016. The album has a clear New Grass influence in producer Pat Flynn. However, with nine out of twelve tunes written by Cardwell, the album is his own take on that classic sound. Flynn also adds his talents on guitar and harmony vocals to the album along with fellow New Grass Revival alum John Cowan lending tenor and harmony vocals on many of the tracks (full personnel listing below). Cardwell has already built a touring band of incredible musicians to take his music on the road as Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon.

Rounder Artist The Lonely Heartstring Band Sign Endorsement with AirPlay Direct

Deep Waters AirPlay Direct is pleased to announce the signing of The Lonely Heartstring Band to an AirPlay Direct Artist Endorsement Deal. Four of the five band members of The Lonely Heartstring Band met while students at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. They are the winners of the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Award, and feature Charles Clements (bass & vocals), George Clements (guitar & lead vocals), Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo), Patrick M’Gonigle (fiddle, vocals), and Matt Witler (mandolin). The Boston-based bluegrass quintet released their debut album Deep Waters June 3 on Rounder Records.

ClayBank Sings with Rural Rhythm - New Album Coming

ClaybankNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the signing of ClayBank. Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, an area that is steeped in the musical heritage of bluegrass, old-time and gospel music, the band is currently in the studio working on their debut album for Rural Rhythm Records scheduled for release in the fall. The album's first single is coming soon.

The Price Sisters Join Rebel Records Artist Roster

The Price SistersCharlottesville, VA -- —Rebel Records is thrilled to announce the signing of The Price Sisters to its roster of artists! In a relatively short amount of time, these twin sisters - Lauren (mandolin, harmony/lead vocals) and Leanna (fiddle, lead/harmony vocals) - have generated an exciting buzz within the traditional music community for presenting their own, unique interpretation of the "ancient tones" set forth by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys.

Sister Sadie Joins Pinecastle Records Artist Roster

Sister SadiePinecastle Records has signed bluegrass group Sister Sadie, and released the group’s first single, “Unholy Water,” from their upcoming self-titled album. The group will be at The Station Inn in Nashville for an album preview performance on May 13.

Mountain Fever Signs Kentucky Mountain Trio

Kentucky Mountain TrioWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed Appalachian bluegrass gospel group, Kentucky Mountain Trio, to their label. The band has already begun work on their debut album for Mountain Fever Records, due for release early this fall.

Sam Bush Renews with Sugar Hill Records, New Album Coming

Sam Bush SigningNashville, TN -- GRAMMY Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush has renewed his deal with Rounder Label Group’s Sugar Hill Records. His new album, Storyman, is slated for release this summer. This will be his first release since his 2009 album, Circles Around Me. Pictured from left to right: Ashley Moyer - Publicity Manager Rounder Label Group, Cliff O’Sullivan - COO Rounder Label Group, Sam Bush, Gary Paczosa - A&R Rounder Label Group, Lisa Hopkins - Director, Sales & Non-Traditional Business Development at Concord Music Group, Matt Miller - Project Manager Rounder Label Group.

Rounder Signs Lonely Heartstring Band - “Deep Waters” due June 3rd

Deep WatersNashville, TN – Acclaimed Boston-based bluegrass quintet The Lonely Heartstring Band is set to release their debut album Deep Waters June 3 on Rounder Records. Four of the five band members of The Lonely Heartstring Band met while students at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. They are the winners of the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Award, and feature Charles Clements (bass & vocals), George Clements (guitar & lead vocals), Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo), Patrick M’Gonigle (fiddle, vocals), and Matt Witler (mandolin).

Gospel Plowboys Sign with Mountain Fever, Album Due June 10

Gospel PlowboysWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed the all-gospel group, the Gospel Plowboys. The band's debut album for the label, Welcome Home, will be released June 10th. The Gospel Plowboys, based in Salisbury, NC, combines the talents of David Murph (mandolin), John Goodson (banjo), Michael Jenkins (guitar), David Brown (guitar, bass), Andrew Brown (bass, dobro) and Kris Miller (guitar).

Rebel Records Signs Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge to Label

Mickey Galyean & Cullen's BridgeCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is pleased to announce the signing of Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge to its roster. Hailing from the musically rich area of Lowgap, North Carolina, the group plays traditional bluegrass at its finest. The band recently finished recording its debut album for Rebel, My Daddy's Grass, which is due out later this summer.

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