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Nominees for 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Announced

46th Annual GMA Dove AwardsNashville, TN -- The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the nominees in 41 categories for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The theme of this year’s award show is “Better Together” which focuses on the strength in unity. The conference was also streamed live on CMM Magazine and YES Lord Radio. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 18 on the network’s global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 20th through August 27. The “Song of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” categories will be made in a special announcement in the coming weeks. Doyle Lawson, Balsam Range, Lizzy Long, Rhondas Vincent are among the contenders for Bluegrass Song of the Year.

Emmylou Harris & Lucinda Williams Join Rosanne Cash at Country Music Hall

Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou HarrisNashville, TN -- The lives and careers of Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Lucinda Williams have intersected for decades. But the three veterans had never shared a stage before—until Thursday night, September 3, 2015. Cash recruited her fellow Southern roots-music queens for the second of her three concerts as the 2015 artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. There were tears, simply because the principals were so happy to share the evening; there were stories, some that had never been told, and will never be told again; there was mutual praise a-plenty, as each testified as to how much inspiration she had derived from the others’ work; and, most of all, there was music, with all three women reaching deep inside themselves to find the core creative sparks that have made them such enduring American artists.

Rockstars of Bluegrass Kick-Off Their First National TV Series

The Dailey & Vincent ShowNashville, TN -- Multi-GRAMMY Nominated duo Dailey & Vincent close the summer season with the launch of their first ever national TV series on RFD-TV, Saturday, September 5, followed by their Third Annual LandFest presented by Springer Mountain Farms in Denton, N.C. on Thursday, September 17- Saturday, September 19. The Dailey & Vincent Show is a weekly year-long 26-episode series that will air over two seasons.

Blue Ridge Music Trails "Family Traditions" Concert

The Cockman FamilyJust as it was for Earl Scruggs, music is part of the family for the performers at the Blue Ridge Music Trails "Traditions” Concert, set for Thursday, September 17, at 7 pm at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC. This concert, “Family Traditions,” showcases the talents of two family bands for whom the traditional music of the NC mountains and foothills has long been an integral part of their lives. One might say music is in their blood.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Team Up with Eddy Raven

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road with Eddy RavenNashville, TN -- What do you get when you pair one of the hottest bluegrass acts in the country, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, with some of Country music's top legends? You get the Bluegrass genre's latest trend that has been sweeping the nation: Country Grass. Eddy Raven, who is the original singer of the #1 Billboard hit, "I Got Mexico," recently went into the studio with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road to re-cut the fun, upbeat song, but this time Bluegrass style. The video was shot on-location in Nashville, and premiered exclusively on The Boot. Country Grass, released earlier this year, features collaborations with other Country Greats like Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, John Conlee and Marty Raybon in addition to the late Jim Ed Brown and Lynn Anderson.

Greg Blake's Mountain Bluegrass Vocals Debut on “Songs of Heart and Home”

Greg Blake CDYou’ll hear it in his voice immediately, the original strain of Appalachian mountain music that lies at the heart of all great modern bluegrass and country. Greg Blake grew up in the mountains of southwest West Virginia, and when he sings, you can hear a voice that connects to the great old generations of mountain singers, invested with a rich twang and the kind of eerily powerful cry that first inspired the ‘high, lonesome sound.’

The Best Musicians Do Not Guarantee a Great Project

Bluegrass RecipesWe have seen it on the silver screen when top actors in an expensive production end up making a very lackluster movie. The film just falls flat. All the ingredients were there but the recipe was way off. We see the same thing in bluegrass music. Some collaborations may bring top caliber instrumentalists together but, if the recipe and the seasoning are not good for the bluegrass palate, then things can end up bland at best. Surprisingly, it does happen.

"Run Away Tonight" Captured and Available Now

Run Away TonightNashville, TN -- In the first week of release, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers' Run Away Tonight has debuted at #11 on Billboard's Bluegrass Album Chart. This years marks the 20th anniversary of Jones' 1995 founding of the band. Run Away Tonight is certainly a great way to celebrate 20 years of performing.

Rebel To Release New Retrospective on The Traditional Grass

Traditional GrassCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is pleased to announce the release of The Blues Are Still The Blues, a retrospective containing 15 songs selected from the four recordings made by The Traditional Grass for Rebel between 1992 and 1995. The collection was produced by Rebel’s David Freeman along with original band members Joe Mullins and Mark Rader and reflects their keen understanding of the band’s style, its mission and goals within the bluegrass environment of the period. Physical and digital versions of the album will release on Friday, September 18th.

Get Introduced to It's About Tyme on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction

It's About TymeNashville, TN -- SiriusXM will air the World Premier of Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out's latest project, It's About Tyme! will air today, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday on Kyle Cantrell's Bluegrass Junction radio program.

Nu-Look for Nu-Blu in a Nu-Bus-Wrap that's Nu-for-You

Nu-Blu Peterson TunersNashville, TN -- Bluegrass trend-setters Nu-Blu, will be hitting the road in their newly wrapped Peterson Tuners tour bus. The chrome-colored bus, cleverly nicknamed Lola, from the hit Barry Manilow song "Copacabana," will travel throughout the United States, as the band continues their monumental tour of North America. The partnership came natural, with both Peterson Tuners and Nu-Blu sharing a love of innovation. After a highly successful 2015 tour, the chart-topping quartet will set their sights on the New Year, as they bring their power acoustic sound to even more audiences than ever before.

Flatt Lonesome to Release “Runaway Train” October 2nd

Flatt Lonesome - Runaway TrainNashville, TN -- Flatt Lonesome is set to release Runaway Train on Oct. 2nd. It is the third studio album from the bluegrass powerhouse, named IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year in 2014. Runaway Train hits the track to radio with “You’ll Pay.” The hard-charging, passionate song is an original by banjo player, Paul Harrigill and Danny Roberts, one of the album producers.

Loretta Hummel Receives Bluegrass Artist of the Year

Loretta HummelDuring the 2015 CGMA (Country Gospel Music Association) Eastern Division Convention, held August 17, 2015 through August 22, 2015, in Kissimmee, Florida, Loretta Hummel received three silver heart awards, namely: Bluegrass Artist of the Year for Down By the Meadow, which is on her upcoming album This Heart of Mine. Lyricist for My Savior, My King, and Yodeler for My Shy Friend. The words and music of these songs were written and composed by Hummel.

GHS Launch Americana Banjo Strings

GHS Americana Banjo StringsBattle Creek, MI -- New for 2015, GHS has launched the Americana Series Banjo strings, perfect for all styles of American root music; country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B, and blues.

The Spinney Brothers Celebrate #1 with "My Music Comes From Bill!"

The Spinney BrothersAugust 28, 2015 (Nova Scotia, Canada)—The Spinney Brothers, Canada's International Bluegrass band, are thrilled to announce their latest single, "My Music Comes from Bill," has reached #1 on the National Survey's Top 30 Songs Chart for September. Their single, "My Music Comes From Bill" is very special to them. "We fell in love with it the first time we heard it and are so fortunate that its songwriters, Bill Castle and Steve Watts allowed us to record it! The song has been a real favorite for everyone."

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