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Farm & Fun Time with Danny Paisley and Missy Raines

Farm & Fun TimeBristol, VA/TN -- Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time, a live radio show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, on Thursday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Radio Bristol’s Kris Truelsen, the show will feature performances by Missy Raines & The New Hip and Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass. Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring musical breaks by Bill and the Belles, the program also features the Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report with Corbin Hayslett, a recipe segment, and much more!

Edgar Loudermilk's Georgia Maple Available Now

Georgia MapleEdgar Loudermilk's debut album on Pinecastle Records, Georgia Maple, is available now! The first single from the album, "My Kentucky Home," has already been playing on radio across the country and has charted on Bluegrass Today's Weekly Airplay Chart several times reaching as high as the #2 spot. The album also reached #1 on AirPlay Direct's bluegrass radio chart.

Hit Songwriter Billy Droze Releases Rural Rhythm Single

Billy DrozeNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the first single “Columbus Stockade Blues” by hit songwriter Billy Droze. At only 29, Billy Droze has acquired the title of "hit songwriter" over the years co-writing such songs as; I Know Better" (#1 on Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart) - The Grascals, "Her Memory Again" (#5 on Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart) - Flatt Lonesome, “Bottle Was a Bible” – Junior Sisk, ”Big Pain” – Marty Raybon, "Free Again" – Shenandoah, “Sunday Clothes” – Randy Kohrs, “That’s Why I Run” - Billy Yates (#1 in Europe), “You Never Know” – Darryl Worley, "Like I Do" - Jamie O'Neil and more.

Spencer Branch at Carter Family Fold this Saturday

Spencer BranchSaturday, July 9th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special concert by Spencer Branch, an old time band. Spencer Branch is the collaboration of siblings Martha and Kilby Spencer from Whitetop Mountain along with North Carolina native Kelley Breiding. They play music drawn from their mountain heritage in addition to traditional country, bluegrass, and a healthy dose of original songs. Their vocal harmonies and exciting fiddle tunes are a powerful combination sure to keep you entertained.

New Bluegrass Museum Groundbreaking -- The Next Chapter has Begun

New International Bluegrass Music Museum GroundbreakingOwensboro, KY -- Ground breaking for the new home of the Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame took place Thursday June 23. The large crowd included Hall of Fame members Del McCoury, Jesse McReynolds, Eddie Adcock, JD Crowe and Larry Sparks.

Celebrate Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Bluegrass this July

Rhonda VincentNashville, Tenn. (June 30, 2016) — July is the month when Americans reflect back and commemorate the birth of our nation. In the 1600's, migrants from Ireland, Scotland and England brought something with them that preceded our freedom--they brought music. These basic styles are now considered by historians to be the roots of what would later become Bluegrass music...and THAT is also something to revere!

Twin Fiddle Album: The Savage Hearts Launch Kickstarter

Annie Savage and The Savage Hearts bandNashville, TN -- Fiddle fanciers will delight in the opportunity to support great music and education with an online crowdsourcing campaign launched by Annie Savage and The Savage Hearts band. Interested supporters can check out the Kickstarter campaign here. Those who support the campaign can earn rewards including Annie’s Savage Fiddler Method Book, educational opportunities, CDs and more.

New Album By Trinity River Band Released

The Things We Do For DreamsCallahan, FL -- Orange Blossom Records is very proud to announce the new album, Things I Do For Dreams, by Trinity River Band is available today for purchase at trinityriverband.com and Orange Blossom Records. Music fans can also place their orders at iTunes, Amazon, and other fine retail sites for delivery on July 22, 2016.

'Born in Bristol' Short-listed at Cannes Film Festival

Born in BristolBristol, VA/TN -- The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development’s (TDTD) Born in Bristol, a 53-minute documentary profiling the 2015 recording of Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited, produced in partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, earned shortlist honors at the 63rd Annual Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France in the category of Film Craft – Use of Licensed or Adapted Music. The shortlist is a list of candidates that have been selected for final consideration at the festival; Born in Bristol was one of only 216 out of 2,328 entries to earn that distinction.

Circa Blue to Donate Concert Proceeds to Local Flood Victims

Circa BlueMilton, West Virginia -- West Virginia national touring band, Circa Blue will perform at the Mountaineer Opry House in Milton this Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for 12 and under at the door - no presales. The band and their booking agent, Liz DiSessa from Heart Roots Music, are donating 100% of the band proceeds, including merchandise sales, to a to-be-determined worthwhile flood victim charity fund. For more information on the concert, please visit mountaineeropry.com or call 304-743-5749.

Tony Trischka Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan

Tony TrischkaEarly Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan features music from over half a century of insanely creative music – from the very beginning to the present, with a whole lot in between. As Jimmy Carter said at the 2015 Music Cares Grammy event, where Dylan received the Person of the Year Award: “There’s no doubt his words on peace and human rights are much more incisive and much more powerful and much more permanent than those of any President of the United States”. That side of his mercurial career and many others will be mined for hidden gems as well as the mother lode hits. Early Roman Kings are: Tony Trischka/banjo, pedal steel; Stash Wyslouch/guitar, vocals; Sean Trischka/drums, vocals; Jared Engel/bass.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle to Release “Aim High” July 8th

Aim HighNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the release of Aim High, the new album by Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle on July 8th. Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle has been very busy since the launch of their self-titled debut album a little more than a year ago. The group received standing ovations for both their IBMA and SPBGMA Official Showcase performances and has charted 5 songs from their debut album with several songs still on the charts.

New Music from Kristin Scott Benson

Kristin Scott Benson - StringworksNashville, TN -- Stringworks is the newest release from Kristin Scott Benson, four-time winner of the IBMA Instrumental Performer of the Year Award for Banjo. As a member of the three-time Grammy-nominated group, the Grascals, Benson has proven herself a polished artisan of complex compositions. Stringworks (Mountain Home Music Company) becomes available July 22, 2016.

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers Present Donation to World Vision

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersXenia, Ohio -- Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers are very proud to announce a donation to World Vision has been made as a result of their recent "Share the Link, Share the Love" fundraising campaign featuring a video performance of the original version of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with The Isaacs. The fundraising campaign which launched on Easter of this year and ran through Father's Day, raised money simply by tallying views of the "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" performance video featuring The Isaacs.

Bluegrass Stars Support Musicians Against Childhood Cancer July 20

Blue Highway at Musicians Against Childhood CancerBlue Highway at 32nd Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Festival which will take place July 20 through July 23 outside Columbus, Ohio.! Marty Raybon, Daryle Singletary, and more appearing! Proceeds from this festival will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the year 2000, MACC and you have donated over $875,847.00 to St. Jude and the Y.M.C.A., helping children around the world. This year will be the 16th Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer.

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