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Dailey & Vincent Launch Ryman Auditorium Sweepstakes

Dailey & Vincent"The Rock Stars of Bluegrass," Dailey & Vincent, in partnership with Springer Mountain Farms and the Ryman Auditorium (http://ryman.com/bluegrass), announce the launch of a special fan-engaging sweepstakes in conjunction with the duo's performance July 17, 2014 during Bluegrass Nights at the famed Ryman Auditorium. The sweepstakes officially launched April 8, 2014 at 3 p.m. CDT and offers an exclusive Nashville experience prize pack to one lucky winner and a guest, compliments of Springer Mountain Farms.

Bryan Sutton to Release “Into My Own” April 29th

Bryan Sutton - Into My OwnNashville, TN -- Bryan Sutton returns to Sugar Hill Records with his fourth solo release, Into My Own, on April 29, 2014. “The goal,” Bryan Sutton says, “was to try to make a record that only I could make.” Indeed, even a cursory listen is enough to establish that Into My Own, his fourth album for Sugar Hill Records, fulfills that goal—and does so in a way that reflects not only the instrumental virtuosity that his admirers have come to expect, but also the spirit and sensibilities of a musician intent on challenging himself to continuously grow in every way.

Are You Ready for the New Country Music Hall of Fame?

Country Music Hall of Fame & MuseumNASHVILLE, April 16, 2014 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated a major milestone Tuesday afternoon, April 15, as it unveiled its 210,000-square-foot expansion, more than doubling the size of its iconic home in downtown Nashville. The grand opening ceremony, made possible with support from Ford Motor Company and the Middle Tennessee Ford Dealers, took place in the museum’s Event Hall overlooking the Nashville skyline.

Roland White, Blake Williams Celebrate a Century Of Lester Flatt at MerleFest

Roland White and Blake WilliamsSparta, TN -- Former members of Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, Roland White and Blake Williams, are set to honor the legendary singer and songwriter on Saturday, April 26th at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC with their special presentation of "100 Years Of Lester Flatt."

Greensky Bluegrass to Release Riveting New Album 'If Sorrows Swim'

Greensky Bluegrass, photo by Chris MonaghanKalamazoo, MI -- Since their founding at the turn of the millenium, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have fashioned a dynamic, intoxicating sound rooted in classic stringband Americana while branching outward to effortlessly encompass an array of styles and techniques. Their fifth studio album, If Sorrows Swim, is to be released on September 9, 2014 and distributed nationally by Thirty Tigers.

Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival Tickets Available

Harvest Music FestivalTickets for the Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival are now available for sale. 3-day passes and VIP tickets as well as lineup information will be released this Spring. For all information regarding Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival please visit the official website at www.yonderharvestfestival.com. The lineup will be announced soon.

IBMA Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Artists Announced

IBMA Bluegrass Ramble 2014Nashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the artists selected for the Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative series of showcases that will take place at select venues throughout downtown Raleigh, North Carolina during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2014 event, September 30 – Oct 4.

Dogwood Tree - A Bluegrass Easter Story

Dogwood BlossomAn original song by James Reams and the late Tina Aridas, "Dogwood Tree" gives your listeners the bluegrass version of the Easter story. This song is included on the James Reams & The Barnstormers album, Barnstormin', and the song is available as a free download from NoiseTrade. Just click HERE or on the album graphic above and follow the easy steps. We hope you enjoy this Easter-related song as well as the many other fine offerings on this album.

Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters - CD Release Show in Nashville

Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass DriftersJohnny's long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late and great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe. To Johnny, Bluegrass is not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle. After 35 years as a sideman (starting as a rhythm guitar player at age 6), Johnny is now in front, singing his favorite tunes.

Previously Unreleased Hank Williams Music Surfaces

 Gardon Spot 1950Los Angeles, CA -- Omnivore Recordings will soon release the full-length version of The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, featuring 24 performances, unheard for 64 years, from country music legend Hank Williams. Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired more than six decades ago; The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 collects material from the four episodes now known to exist. Due out May 20, 2014, the set follows the release of Omnivore’s collectible 10” vinyl Record Store Day EP sampler.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Premiere New Music Video

Living With the Shades Pulled Down"Living With the Shades Pulled Down," is the latest music video released by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. The Merle Haggard song was originally written by Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Bryant, and can be found on their latest self-titled album, released on Pinecastle Records.

The Warren G. Hardings Get a Life!

Warren G. HardingsOut in the Pacific Northwest they brew their bluegrass a little differently! Sure, the mandolin, fiddle, and banjo are all there, but they’re not afraid to toss in influences from raggedy pop songwriting to punk instrumental aggression. High-energy Seattle stringband The Warren G. Hardings pour a long tall pint of this Cascadian brewgrass on their new album, Get A Life. Inspired by the greats of American roots music, they’re all hardcore pickers on their instruments, casually tossing solos back and forth on stage. Though the music they create has obvious nods to a rural American past, the songwriting here owes more to the fierce politics of the Northwest than any kind of old-timey nostalgia. Or maybe more to the helter-skelter lifestyle of young men trying to make their names in an overloaded city, for many of the songs here speak to the stresses of building a life and a job on your own.

Bristol's Border Bash Artist Lineup Announced

Bristol Border BashBristol, VA/TN -- At Wednesday’s press conference, Believe in Bristol, alongside community partners Birthplace of Country Music®, revealed plans for a summer packed with free live music and family fun on State Street and beyond. Border Bash, the twice-monthly free concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its 15th anniversary as a roving mini-fest that has grown to include children’s activities and vendors in addition to live music and much more. Border Bash will take place on the first and third Fridays, May through August.

Berklee Hosts its First American Roots Weekend June 20-22

Berklee American Roots WeekendBoston, MA, April 16, 2014. Berklee College of Music hosts its first American Roots Weekend, June 20-22, for acoustic musicians who perform bluegrass, blues, folk, country, acoustic jazz, and swing on instruments such as violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, guitar, and harp. Berklee string instructor Joe Walsh, a mandolin player who has performed with Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck and others, will lead the weekend.

Jim VanCleve Announces Mountain Heart Departure

Jim VanCleveFiddler Jim VanCleve has announced that he will be leaving Mountain Heart, a group he helpd establish almost 16 years ago. Jim has certainly made his mark with this outstanding group of bluegrass music artists and he and the group are seperating on good terms. Jim will keep his fans posted through his Facebook page. Mountain Heart has not announced any possible replacements and Jim will continue to fulfil his existing committments as best he can.

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