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Fiddles a Hummin’ at 1890s Day Jamboree Old Time Fiddle Convention

Fiddler Maddie DentonRinggold, GA -- Organizers at the 1890s Day Jamboree Old Time Fiddlers Convention welcome over 100 contestants including fiddlers, guitarists, mandolinists, bands, banjo players, and cloggers from states across the south to Ringgold, Ga. May 28, 2016. Instrumentalists struck a chord as dancers twirled into the hearts of audiences as they cheered dozens of musicians on to victory to win nearly $7,000 in prize money sponsored by Walter Jackson Chevrolet stage at the historic Catoosa County Courthouse.

ClayBank Releases First Single "Up On Claybank"

ClayBankNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the first single “Up On Claybank” available today from Bluegrass group ClayBank. Written by band members Zack Arnold and Jacob Greer, “Up On Claybank” features lead the vocal of Zack Arnold and captures the culture and charm of growing up in this rural community.

Free Arts & Music Program for Teachers & Home Schooling

WoodSongs Classroom ProjectImagine classrooms and home school families nationwide being introduced to the banjo with Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn. Or traditional bluegrass with JD Crowe, Paul Williams and Doyle Lawson. Or the legacy of the Carter Family with John Carter Cash. Or the guitar with Tommy Emmanuel.

Del McCoury to Headline Cockeysville Music Fest for Susie’s Cause

Del McCoury BandBaltimore, MD -- The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, Inc. (“Susie’s Cause”) is honored to present The Del McCoury Band, featuring legendary bluegrass superstar Del McCoury, at its Bluegrass-Folk Festival on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland. This second annual event will also feature rising star singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz, old-time bluegrass stalwarts The Seldom Scene, Mipso, The Stray Birds, Tim and Savannah Finch with the Eastman String Band, and the Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet. All festival proceeds benefit Susie’s Cause, the Baltimore-based national nonprofit foundation dedicated to colon cancer prevention, treatment, and support services.

Bobby Osborne is Oldest Artist to Launch Pledgemusic Campaign

Bobby OsborneNashville, TN -- Legendary Opry star and bluegrass pioneer Bobby Osborne announced via Facebook that he is launching a crowd funding campaign with PledgeMusic this month to record a new album. At the age of 84, Bobby is one of very few of his generation to embrace a crowd funding format, but Bobby says, “It reminds me of the fan clubs we used to have when we started. Fans are why we make the music, and I’ve always tried to interact with fans and listeners whenever I can.”

Lorraine Jordan Joins Marty Raybon for "Darned if I Don't, Danged if I Do"

Lorraine Jordan with Marty Raybon"I've always been a fan of Marty Raybon, so working with him has been a dream come true," said Lorraine Jordan. "I hope fans enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it."

Branded Bluegrass Joins Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions Roster

Branded BluegrassBranded Bluegrass is a band from central Indiana with a catalog of music deeply rooted in traditional bluegrass and gospel, with a flair for some contemporary bluegrass, classic country and even a little bit of rock ‘n roll now and then. Audiences are sure to enjoy their diversity, tight harmonies, energetic stage show, and charismatic personalities.

Tune Town Old Time String Band at Carter Fold Saturday

Tune Town Old Time String BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, June 4th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Tune Town Old Time String Band with Dr. Mark Handy and special guest Leon Frost.

Award Winning Bluegrass Artists Headline Dinwiddle Music Festival

Dinwiddle Music FestivalDinwiddie, VA -- After a very successful Inaugural Festival in 2015 we are very excited for our 2nd Annual Dinwiddie Music Festival here at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia June 9, 10, & 11, 2016. The festival will feature some of the best in Bluegrass, Class Country, and Americana Music. Headliner bands like Dailey & Vincent, Grammy Award Winning SteelDrivers, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Flatt Lonesome, Junior Sisk and many more.

Mike Scott to Host "Bluegrass Ridge", New Album Coming

Mike ScottNashville, TN (May 26, 2016) – Banjo master Mike Scott recently hosted Heartland TV's hit show "Bluegrass Ridge”. The first episode, which will air twelve times this week, included several Rural Rhythm Records music videos featuring Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out’s “Pretty Little Girl From Galax”, Marty Raybon’s “God Didn’t Choose Sides” and Scott’s “Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies”. The episode also featured an interview with Rural Rhythm artist Steve Gulley talking about his rich music family heritage in the Bluegrass genre and his new group Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle.

Bobby Osborne Working on New Album Project

Bobby OsborneBobby Osborne to record with Alison Brown and Compass Records Group! Check this out and see how you can help support this great collaboration of one of our last bluegrass music cornerstones that's still active today! Over the past couple of years my friends, fans, and students have been asking me when I’m going to make a new album. Well I am pleased to announce that will be starting a new project this summer at Compass Sound Studio in Nashville. The album will be produced by Alison Brown and will be released on the Compass Records label, one of the finest labels in bluegrass music.

Earls of Leicester to Perform at Country Music Hall of Fame

Earls of LeicesterNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum presents reigning International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year, Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester in concert at 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the museum’s CMA Theater. Tickets are $38 and $42 and will go on sale June 3, at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets visit www.CountryMusicHallOfFame.org.

Tim Stafford to Perform at Prestigious Songwriters Festival

Tim StaffordAbingdon, VA -- Blue Highway's Tim Stafford will perform at the 4th Annual Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival this Saturday, May 28, at 6:00 pm at Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) in Abingdon.

Donna Ulisse to Host Four Episodes of Bluegrass Ridge

Donna UlisseNashville, TN -- Bluegrass singer songwriter Donna Ulisse was recently in the studio hosting four episodes of the popular Heartland TV bluegrass video music show, Bluegrass Ridge. The show focuses on showing bluegrass videos but also includes artist interviews and some behind the scenes footage. In addition to hosting the four episodes as well as doing an interview for a fifth episode, Bluegrass Ridge is also adding four of Ulisse's music videos to their music video programming.

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley have The Country Blue

The Country BluesNashville, TN May 25th, 2016 — Some things you know are just meant to be, but it was still welcome news for Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley when their debut duo album, Before The Sun Goes Down, earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Bluegrass Album. And with the release of their new project, The Country Blues on July 8th, the pair build on the first one’s strengths to take their unique musical conversation to an even higher level.

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