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Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Final Lineup Announced

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2015Nashville, TN -- Designated by the State of Tennessee has the Birthplace of Bluegrass, the Ryman keeps the tradition going with the annual Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series. This year the series will feature Vince Gill June 23, Del & Dawg (Del McCoury and David Grisman) June 30, Greensky Bluegrass July 7, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage July 14, The SteelDrivers July 21 and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder July 28th. Showcasing the very best in Bluegrass, the series runs Thursdays from June 23 to July 28.

72nd May Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival Just a Week Away

Gettysburg Bluegrass FestivalGettysburg, PA -- The 72nd Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival kicks off in just 1 week! The annual festival takes place May 12 through 15at the Granite Hill Camping Resort in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Tickets may be purchased by phone during business hours at (800) 642-8368 and online 24 hours a day at www.gettysburgbluegrass.com. With a combination of legendary performers and variety of hot up-and-comers the festival lineup is truly world class!

Newgrass Champions, Coral Creek, Tour for Recent Album Release

Coral CreekDenver, CO -- Breaking the bluegrass boilerplate, Colorado-based Americana group, Coral Creek, tours the national release of their self-titled album. A well rounded album from start to finish, Coral Creek features some of the most impressive performers in the bluegrass circuit -- including Executive Producer, Tim Carbone, of Railroad Earth.

Del McCoury Bands “Del & Woody” Hits Number 1 for Second Week

Del & WoodyNashville, TN -- For the 2nd week The Del McCoury Band’s Del & Woody, a collection of lyrics left behind by Woody Guthrie and put to music by McCoury, reached #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. As best we can tell (with help from the Woody Guthrie Center), a few songs of Woody’s have charted on radio before, but no project that included only his songs has ever risen to the top of the Billboard album chart. McCoury—who at 77 is no stranger to the top of the charts himself—says he is proud that it was his unique collaboration with the world-acclaimed folk bard of the depression that pulled Woody to the top.

I Wrote a Song Once But, I'm Not a Songwriter

SongwritingI view songwriters as those special gifted people who just have a wonderful way with expressing abstract concepts into concrete words. There are those who just excel at it while others struggle. Songwriting is that magical world where a few stand in the clouds, way above us mortals who enjoy and savor their works.

Banjo Veteran Stuart Wyrick Shines with “Stitzenburg Breakdown”

Stuart Wyrick-Stitzenburg BreakdownNashville, TN -- After over 20 years with various bands including Brand New Strings and the Dale Ann Bradley Band banjo veteran Stuart Wyrick continues to rise and shine showing his powerful talents as a songwriter and master banjo player. Several weeks back Rural Rhythm Records released the single “Stitzenburg Breakdown” by Stuart Wyrick. German Bluegrass Songwriter Jurgen Biller wote "Stitzenburg Breakdown" and includes a group of All-Star Bluegrass pickers supporting Wyrick including Kenny Smith (guitar), Tim Crouch (fiddle), Alan Bibey (mandolin) and Steve Gulley (bass).

Shenandoah Returning to Grand Ole Opry Stage After 25 Years

ShenandoahNashville, TN -- This weekend, for the first time in nearly 25 years, legendary country music group Shenandoah will return to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. After a 17 year absence, lead singer Marty Raybon has returned to front the group who will perform on the Opry stage this Friday night, May 6 and Saturday night, May 7.

IBMA Accepting Youth Stage Applications

World of Bluegrass DatesNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Youth Council is programming a special series of events just for youth at the World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. Youth-centered jams, seminars, workshops, performances, and more will be taking place all week, September 27-October 1, 2016 offering more ways than ever to get involved in bluegrass music! One of the highlights each year is the Youth Stage performances.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Debut Strong with “Aim High”

Steve Gulley & New PinnacleNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records group Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle has been very busy since the launch of their self-titled debut album in March 2015. The group received standing ovations for both their IBMA and SPBGMA Official Showcase performances and has charted 5 songs from their debut album.

Volume Five's “Drifter” Album Due June 24th

DrifterVolume Five and Mountain Fever Records are set to release the band's latest project, Drifter, on June 24, 2016. "I Am A Drifter" is the first single from their upcoming album and was penned by another well-known bluegrass artist, Donna Ulisse along with Marc Rossi. The single has already been released to radio.

The Earls of Leicester Added to Huck Finn Jubilee Lineup

Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of LeicesterProducers of the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, has announced the addition of Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester to the Friday, June 10 line up. Hot off the stage at Stagecoach, The Earls of Leicester are a bluegrass group. Their self-titled debut album earned the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. Leicester is pronounced as if it were spelled Lester. Some of the greatest national headlining bluegrass names will be on stage for the 3-day event. Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario will be the site for this annual event June 10 through 12, 2016 when thousands of bluegrass fans arrive to experience a family friendly festival that celebrates traditional Bluegrass music, education, activities, and the evolution of bluegrass music.

Mikaya Taylor Tackles the Best on “Small Town Big Heart”

Mikaya TaylorEleven year old Mikaya Taylor has just recorded her first CD called Small Town Big Heart. She was honored to have Curt Chapman play Bass from the band Flashback, Danny Barnes on Mandolin from the band Blind Ricky, Frank Kemper on Guitar previously from Kentucky Blue and Kevin Chilton on Banjo with Kentucky Spirit. Her album was recorded at Old Time Recording Studio by Danny Barnes and Randall Conn.

Mountain Faith Band to Headline Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Mountain Faith BandSevierville, TN -- Back again for its twelfth year, Sevierville’s 12th Annual Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival (May 20 & 21, 2016) has released its entertainment lineup, including a headline performance from Mountain Faith Band, 2015 finalist from NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

MerleFest 2016 Comes to a Triumphant Close

Sam BushWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Window World, has wrapped up its 29th year. Early estimates show that from its start on Thursday, April 28, to its close on Sunday, May 1, aggregate participation over the festival’s four days was approximately 74,500 participants. MerleFest, held on the campus of Wilkes Community College, is the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.

Ralph Stanley II at Carter Fold Saturday May 7th

Ralph Stanley IIHiltons, VA -- Saturday, May 7th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Ralph Stanley II. Carter Family friend Ronnie Williams will also be on hand to do some Carter Family tunes.

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