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IBMA Announces Artists for Wide Open Bluegrass

Alison Krauss and Union StationNashville, TN (June 18, 2015) — At today’s 12:00 noon press conference at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, organizers of this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass announced additional details about the five-day event, which will take place September 29 – October 3. One of the highlights of the press conference was the announcement that Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush Band, Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester, The Gibson Brothers, Blue Highway, and O’Connor Family Band will round out the list of performers at Red Hat Amphitheater during Wide Open Bluegrass, the weekend festival that takes place as part of the World of Bluegrass event.

Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss set for Spring/Summer Tour

Willie Nelson with Alison Krauss & Union StationBeginning this spring, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will tour 35 cities with Willie Nelson and Family. The opening dates of the three-month tour will feature Kacey Musgraves when the tour begins in Murray, Kentucky at the CFSB Center on May 1, 2014. All Grammy Award Winning artists performing in this collaboration tour will certainly provide an over-the-top outstanding concert event..

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Lead International Bluegrass Award Nominations

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme OutNashville, TN -- /IBMA/ Nominees for the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced today at a press conference at Nashville’s Loveless Barn, and perennial favorites Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out led the pack with nominations in nine categories as a band and for individual members. They’re followed by Alison Krauss & Union Station with eight nominations, and Blue Highway and The Boxcars with seven nominations each. (The list of nominations appears at the end of this article.)

'Bluegrass' A Collection of Today's Bluegrass Music Stars Comes May 22nd

BluegrassA new album simply titled Bluegrass will be released May 22nd on Putumayo Records. The album will feature a broad sampling of some of the finest bluegrass artists including Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, Andrea Zonn with Alison Brown, Frank Solivan, Peter Rowan, James Alan Shelton, Crooked Still, The Seldom Scene, Uncle Earl, and Town Mountain. This will be the label's first venture into the world of bluegrass music. Bluegrass would make a fine introductory sampler for those seeking to hear what the genre is all about.img src=

Putumayo Presents 'Bluegrass' A Collection of Today's Bluegrass Stars

BluegrassNashville, TN -- Putumayo announces the May 22nd release of Bluegrass, an engaging collection featuring many of the genre's most renowned artists along with exciting new discoveries. The album is Putumayo's first venture into the world of bluegrass music and includes Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, Andrea Zonn with Alison Brown, Frank Solivan, Peter Rowan, James Alan Shelton, Crooked Still, The Seldom Scene, Uncle Earl, and Town Mountain.

Americana Meet 'n Greet Auction Kicks off with Alison Krauss and Union Station

Alison Krauss & Union StationNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announced today that it will be auctioning off tickets and the opportunity to meet some of the world’s most beloved artists during the Americana Meet 'n Greet Series. Americana Honors recipient and multi Grammy® winner Alison Krauss is the first artist to donate the experience to the Association.

Alison Krauss and Union Station Busy Flying Paper Airplane

Alison Krauss & Union StationAlison Krauss and Union Station seem to be everywhere right now. The band's album Paper Airplane just took home two Grammy® awards - Best Bluegrass Album for the band and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classica for the engineers on the album. This gives the bluegrass music star 27 gramophone trophies -- the highest ever for any female artist. The band is now gearing up for an important performance for the Country Music Hall of Fame, a 2012 tour and has even recorded a 500th episode piece for The Simpsons.

Alison Krauss and Union Station Win Two More Grammy Awards

Alison Krauss & Union StationBurlington, MA -- Rounder Records is pleased to announce that Alison Krauss & Union Station won two Grammy® Awards at last night's 54th Annual Grammy® Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The bluegrass greats took home Best Bluegrass Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for their sixth album Paper Airplane. This latest accomplishment brings the band's total Grammy® award count to 13 and is the 27th personal win for Alison Krauss.

25th MerleFest Lineup Full of Grammy Nominees

Doc WatsonWilkesboro, NC -- This Sunday, the Staples Center in Los Angeles becomes the focal point of the entertainment world, when music's top artists are celebrated at the 54th Annual Grammy® Awards. Several of the artists nominated for these prestigious awards will grace the stages of MerleFest 25 this spring, continuing a twenty-five year tradition of bringing music's most talented performers to Wilkesboro, N.C., for one of the country's premier music festivals.

Alison Krauss and Union Station Join Keith Urban's 3rd 'We're All For The Hall' Benefit April 10

Alison Krauss & Union StationNashville, TN -- 2012 - 2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban, this year joined by an all-star lineup of some of country music's most loved groups including bluegrass super group Alison Krauss and Union Station, as they return to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 10 for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The We're All For The Hall benefit includes reserved seating tickets, which are priced at a family friendly $25 and $35 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale January 27 at 10:00 a.m. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on January 27 at Ticketmaster.com .

Alison Krauss and Union Station Selected as Closing MerleFest Act

Alison Krauss & Union StationWilkesboro, NC -- Some of the most well-known and beloved performers in acoustic music, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, have been added to the Sunday, April 29, schedule as the closing performance of MerleFest 25. MerleFest 25, presented by Lowe's, is slated for April 26 – 29, 2012, and will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, gathering to celebrate the memory of musician Eddy Merle Watson, beloved son of American music icon Doc Watson.

CMT Looking for Top 30 Videos - Vote Bluegrass

Sierra HullCountry Music Television, better known as CMT is currently running an election for the Top 30 Videos of 2011 and Bluegrass Music is there. Voters can select from Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sierra Hull (many choices), Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Dale Ann Bradley, Bearfoot, The Grascals with Dolly Parton and other favorites like Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton are on the ballot.

MerleFest 25 Adds Alison Krauss and Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas to Lineup

Alison Krauss & Union StationWilkesboro, NC -- Some of the most well-known and beloved performers in acoustic music, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, have been added to the Sunday, April 29, schedule as the closing performance of MerleFest 25. MerleFest 25, presented by Lowe's, is slated for April 26 – 29, 2012, and will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, gathering to celebrate the memory of musician Eddy Merle Watson, beloved son of American music icon Doc Watson.

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