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Mountain Fever Records Releases 1st Single from Heidi & Ryan

Heidi & RyanWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the addition of Heidi & Ryan, formerly the Kentucky Mountain Trio, to their label. The couple's self-titled album, will be released December 2nd with the first single, "Grandma's Knee," available everywhere today!

Ricky Skaggs to Perform at The 50th Annual CMA Awards

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winning music legend Ricky Skaggs will perform on "Country Music's Biggest Night." Skaggs, a former CMA Entertainer of the Year, will be part of a star-studded lineup next week at "The 50th Annual CMA Awards."

BBU Announces Fall Jam'n Weekend Coming Nov. 18-20

Boston Bluegrass UnionThe Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU) is happy to announce the seventh Jam'n Weekend at the historic Colonial Inn in Concord, MA. The dates are November 18-20, 2016. Just like the previous Jam'n Weekends, this is an indoor "non-festival" where you can jam all weekend long or attend instructor-led jams and free workshops (with your paid registration). The workshop and jam schedule will be posted soon.

Lonely Heartstring Band Hits “Top 50 All-Time” Chart

Deep WatersRounder Records recording artists the Lonely Heartstring Band have now climbed into the AirPlay Direct “Top 50 All-Time” Americana / AAA Album Chart with their debut CD Deep Waters! They find themselves in very good company.

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Release "Small Town Heroes"

Small Town HeroesValerie Smith & Liberty Pike have released their latest project, Small Town Heroes along with their new single, "Something About a Train" to their outlets yesterday. Valerie says, "Something About A Train" has a memorable melody and colorful lyrics. It’s fun to sing – it actually sings itself – and is a pleasure to perform,”

The Kruger Brothers "Go Pink" at Premiere of Roan Mountain Suite

The Kruger BrothersNashville, TN -- The Kruger Brothers have become world renowned for their unique classically-infused folk/acoustic music. The trio was recently joined by the The Kontras Quartet for the debut performance of an original work, commissioned to honor the region, history and legacy of Tennessee’s Roan Mountain. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN was decked out with pink bouquets onstage and in the lobby for a reception with the artists after the premiere of the Roan Mountain Suite.

Entries for the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition Open

Chris Austin Songwriting ContestWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Window World, has begun accepting entries for the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest this month and will continue until February 2017. The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest is one of the most acclaimed songwriting contests in roots and Americana music and has a reputation for launching careers and discovering important new talent.

Smithsonian Folkways Makes More Than 5,500 Arhoolie Tracks Available

I Wonder Where You Are TonightSmithsonian Folkways is making more than 300 standout albums (over 5,500 tracks) from the famed Arhoolie Records catalog available digitally and on CD through the Smithsonian Folkways website starting October 21 (folkways.si.edu/arhoolie). The remaining titles from the roughly 650-album collection will be released on an ongoing basis. Arhoolie Records is best known for "down home" blues, jazz, country, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Mexican-American, and world music. Smithsonian Folkways acquired the Arhoolie catalog in May 2016 from its founder Chris Strachwitz and his business partner Tom Diamente. It is the largest addition to the Smithsonian Folkways catalogue since it launched in 1987, bringing the total number of available tracks to almost 60,000.

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.

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