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Hogslop String Band at Carter Family Fold this Saturday

Hogslop String BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Hogslop String Band. The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of five energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia, Tennessee, California, and North Carolina. Featuring Casy Meikle and Kevin Martin on fiddles, Graham Sherrill on banjo, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, and Casey "Pickle" McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus.

Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor Newest Member of Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame

Wayne Taylor, by Tom NetherlandChesterfield, VA -- Blue Highway's beloved bass player, songwriter, and vocalist Wayne Taylor was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame in a ceremony held on Saturday, October 8, in Chesterfield, VA.

Michael and Jennifer McLain Ready to “Hit the Road and Go”

Hit the Road and GoYou are cordially invited to a CD Release Showcase for the Michael and Jennifer McLain Band, featuring Dan Kelly! Bluegrass by the Barn will be held at the Arrington Vineyard southeast of Franklin, TN, outside of Nashville. Please join them for a CD Release Party on October 16th! They will be at the Bluegrass Stage (6362 Cox Road, Arrington, TN) from 2 – 6pm. The whole band will be there including Dan Kelly and Kori Caswell. Our new CD, "Hit The Road And Go" is ready for release!

John McEuen's Latest Project Hits the Charts!

John McEuen Made in BrooklynNashville, TN -- Grammy-winning "String Wizard" John McEuen celebrates early success and applause with his new solo project titled Made in Brooklyn (released September 30). Produced by McEuen (with David Chesky) and featuring special guest performances by David Bromberg, Jay Ungar, Andy Goessling, John Cowan, Steve Martin, Martha Redbone, David Amram, John Carter Cash, Matt Cartsonis, Skip Ward and more, Made in Brooklyn debuted at No. 1 on AirPlay Direct's Americana/AAA chart, No. 9 on Billboard's Bluegrass chart and No. 10 on Amazon's Hot New Releases-Folk chart.

2016 Bluegrass IMEA Awards Announced

Open RailThe awards for the International Music and Entertainment Associations (IMEA) were handed out during the awards celebration held October 8, 2016 at the Tucker Theatred in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Bluegrass Music category contains three award categories for the IMEA trophies.

Nothin' Fancy Releases “Where I Came From”

Where I Came FromWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of a brand new album from Nothin' Fancy. Where I Came From is available to radio and consumers. Where I Came From is Nothin' Fancy's sophomore album for Mountain Fever Records since signing with the Virginia-based label in 2015.

Big Country Bluegrass to Carter Fold Saturday!

Big Country BluegrassHiltons, VA -- Saturday, October 15th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Big Country Bluegrass. Big Country Bluegrass was formed by husband and wife Tommy and Teresa Sells in the late 1980s and took its' name from Tommy's coon-hunting buddy Jimmy Martin's instrumental Big Country. The group delivers their own hard driving and heartfelt style of bluegrass music, and it makes them crowd favorites wherever they perform. Whether it's at a festival in Missouri, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, or at a small intimate concert in their hometown of Independence, Virginia, the band brings back memories reminiscent of the early days of bluegrass music.

Molsky's Mountain Drifters, Moonshine Holler for Oldtone Roots Music Series

Molsky's Mountain DrifterIntroducing Bruce Molsky's brand new trio, Molsky's Mountain Drifters, with Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch - Tradition steeped in possibility. Bruce Molsky, "one of America's premier fiddling talents" (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Bruce's previous collaborations, with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was released to rave reviews and was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks. Bruce is also Berklee College of Music's Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program.

“The Dailey & Vincent Show” Extended Through December 2016

Dailey & VincentNashville, TN -- Due to its popularity and strong ratings, “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” on RFD-TV, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms, has been extended throughout the remainder of 2016. Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music fans have plenty to look forward to on upcoming episodes of the national variety series, set to air in 63 million households across all 50 states. The program, which is shot on location in Nashville, Tenn., features world class musicians, showcasing a combination of legendary acts, along with current hit makers.

Donna Ulisse Named 2016 Songwriter of the Year

Donna UlisseDonna Ulisse left Raleigh last week named the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association's Songwriter of the Year. It is an award she had been nominated for the past four years in a row with 2016 making it her fifth nomination. Having never won, it caused her to often joke that she was the IBMA's Susan Lucci, in reference to Lucci going nineteen years before winning an Emmy for best Daytime Soap Actress. When former winner Becky Buller announced the award, she smiled at Ulisse's table and said, "You are no longer the Susan Lucci of this award."

Pitt Reso-Guitars Endorses Glen Crain

Glen CrainVeteran resophonic guitar player and fairly new luthier, Jerry Pitt, Pitt Resophonic Guitars, of Melcher – Dallas, Iowa, is proud to announce his endorsement of Glen Crain, one of the most melodically creative and well respected Dobro players in the bluegrass industry today. Glen is plays Dobro with the Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry and has played with the guys for many years.

2016 World of Bluegrass Blew My Socks Off!

James Reamsby James Reams 
I always have such a great time at the IBMA World of Bluegrass conference, but this year the excitement actually started before I even got there. It was literally an airport to airport experience.

Blue Highway's Shawn Lane Introduces Space Age I-Tone Picks

Shawn Lane and I-Tone PicksWalhalla, SC -- Blue Highway's heralded vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter Shawn Lane and Clemson University engineer associate Brad Poore have unveiled a game-changing new flat pick called the I-Tone Pick. The I-Tone Pick is made from the same material used by NASA in construction of the Space Shuttle. The almost indestructible material has one of the highest wear and temperature ratings known to man, and delivers crystal clear tone and clarity when it strikes the strings.

Dry Hill Draggers Return to Carter Fold Saturday

Dry Hill DraggesSaturday, October 8th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Dry Hill Draggers.

Flatt Lonesome Claims Three IBMA Awards!

Flatt Lonesome Claims Three IBMA AwardsFlatt Lonesome claimed three International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards on Thursday, September 29th during the association's annual conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to being named IBMA's 2016 Vocal Group of the Year, the band also won Album of the Year for Runaway Train (Mountain Home Music Company) and Song of the Year for "You're The One" written by country artist, Dwight Yoakum.


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