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Shannon & Heather Slaughter Hit Media with Latest Album

Shannon and Heather Slaughter & County ClareShannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare are celebrating great success with their new album One More Road that includes a new hit single. Today, music fans can learn more about the new project when Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction Channel 61 hosted by Kyle Cantrell will feature a Track by Track with Shannon. The show debuts Wednesday, August 14 at 11 AM and will re-air Thursday (8/15) from 9-10 PM, Saturday (8/17) from 8-9 AM, and Sunday (8/18) from 11 AM - 12 PM (EDT).

Hammertowne Announces Endorsement with GHS Strings

HammertowneHammertowne is proud to announce that effective immediately, they proudly endorse and play using GHS strings. GHS strings, have been the choice of world class musicians everywhere for many years, and Hammertowne is certainly proud and excited to be a part of the GHS family of artists. Hammertowne is a five man group that originates in the “cradle of bluegrass music” of the Eastern Kentucky foothills. Bluegrass artists are demanding on their sound and their music performed on acoustic stringed instruments. The strings are certainly a significant element in achieving the artist's desired sound.

Alt-Grassers, The HillBenders, Open Doors with KCA Artists

The HillBenders Nashville, TN -- The HillBenders are an aggressively energetic acoustic quintet at the forefront of an alt-grass revolution. With the release of their latest project, Can You Hear Me? on Compass Records, The HillBenders have established their own brand of acoustic fusion: a rich blend of bluegrass and Americana with a razor-sharp indie-rock edge. The HillBenders, along with many of their of their non-traditionalist peers, are turning heads across the country and around the globe as they continue to redefine bluegrass and acoustic music for the modern era. The fans are not the only ones who are jumping onto the Benders' alt-grass bandwagon.

Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Reopens at New Location

Musicians Hall of FameOn August 9th, 2006 Cybergrass wrote about the opening of the New Musicians Hall of Fame. Now, 7 years later, the organization has a new home. The Nashville Municipal Auditorium will be the new home to the museum that was displaced by the Music City Center project. The new name of the Arena will be The Musicians Hall of Fame at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. All those years ago, The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum would spotlight session musicians and others. The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum opened in June of 2006 with high expectations. Over the years, it has continued to grow and evolve even higher!

Leftover Salmon Teams Up With Breckenridge Brewery to Deliver Music

Leftover SalmonAsheville, NC -- Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado has a big fish on the line. The brewery recently announced it has teamed up with Colorado bluegrass band Leftover Salmon to deliver new music to fans exclusively through Breckenridge beers. Leftover Salmon will debut four original songs from July to October, and they will be pre-released exclusively through Breckenridge Brewery’s 12-pack Sampler Packs. Song download codes will be provided on four collector’s item Artist Series coasters packaged within Sampler Packs.

Look Out for the Deering Banjo Bus

Deering Banjo BusSpring Valley, CA -- Look out for the Deering Banjo Bus on the road this summer as it travels to events across the country. Get ready to talk about the #banjobus! The UK and Europe’s award winning Banjo specialist shop Eagle Music are said to be delighted with the prestigious invitation by Mumford & Sons to unlock the secrets of the banjo to their fans.

Doyle Lawson's "Pick With the Band" on Family of Friends

New Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverNashville, TN -- Doyle Lawson's newest feature Family of Friends allows subscribers a new special feature -- "Pick With the Band." Lawson's introduces a new way to deliver music and rewards directly to the many fans of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver by establishing the Family of Friends, a community for music lovers. By supporting the renowned bluegrass band, fans have a unique opportunity to enjoy benefits and to connect with the artist like never before. One of those benefits is "Pick With the Band."

Get the Word Out Early

Press Release TTYIt's important so get the word out early. Send a press release out to all the media so that they can help publicize the event. That's the way it should work. In the recent couple of months however, that is not how things played out. In one recent case this month, we received the press release on the second day of the event and would end up posting it on the last day of the festival. Thus, nobody would be able to read the announcement and be able to use that information to attend the first 3 days because there wouldn't be any notice until the end of the event.

Nu-Blu Song-By-Song Video Promos Launching

Nu-Blu Nashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records has just released a video promo for Nu-Blu’s new single “That Road”. Several weeks back Nu-Blu visited Rural Rhythm’s video studio and recorded some wonderful insight to the making of their new album, Ten.em

Darrell Webb Band Announces FanJam 2013

Darrell Webb BandFanJam is a new contest that gives the fans a chance to host a late night Jam session with the Darrell Webb Band! Bluegrass Festivals have always been known for their late night campsite jamming! Darrell Webb Band's FanJam will give one lucky winner the chance to invite their friends to jam with Darrell and the boys.

Stacy Grubb To Appear At 42nd Annual Fan Fair

Stacy GrubbStacy Grubb will be making her first appearance at CMA Music Festival this week complete with several scheduled Meet & Greets and a showcase at Layla's Bluegrass Inn on Friday afternoon. Officially, she'll be there representing The Wheeling Jamboree at Booth #328.

Delta Reign to be Represented by Dendler Management Agency

Delta ReignDayton, Ohio - Dendler Management Agency is proud to announce the addition of bluegrass music group Delta Reign to their growing roster of artists for exclusive representation. Formed in the fall of 2004 by husband and wife team Pat and Benita Murphy, Alabama-based Delta Reign considers themselve’s just a bit different from the norm.

APA Nashville Signs Bluegrass Superstar Duo Dailey & Vincent

Dailey &Vincent Nashville, TN -- APA Nashville has signed Bluegrass superstar duo Dailey & Vincent to their roster, it was announced today by APA's Cass Scripps. The duo, celebrating its five-year anniversary, has earned two Grammy nominations, three consecutive IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards for "Entertainer of the Year" and three awards for "Vocal Group of the Year," respectively, and over 40 other awards and honors. They have multiple #1's and currently have two albums in the Top 10 on the Billboard charts.

Michael Davis & Associates Announce Blue Ridge Artist Agency

Michael DavisWaynesville, NC -- Michael Davis, founder and president of Michael Davis & Associates, an umbrella company representing several outstanding Christian music booking agencies, is pleased to announce the addition of a Bluegrass divison, Blue Ridge Artist Agency. Blue Ridge Artist Agency is home to many of today's top Bluegrass acts, some of which include, Southern Raised, Tim Surrett, Mountain Faith, and the Snyder Family Band.

More Bluegrass on Compass Records Coming this May

Claire Lynch - Dear SisterNashville, TN -- Compass Records expands its bluegrass and Americana offerings with 3 CDs releasing on May 28th: Bluegrass/Americana singer and songwriter Claire Lynch's Compass debut Dear Sister, the long awaited solo debut When We Fall from bluegrass vocalist/guitarist Rebecca Frazier and the reissue of Looking Forward from rising bluegrassers The Bankesters.


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