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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Named Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverPigeon Forge, TN -- Gospel harmonies were ringing in the Smoky Mountains as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver were named Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year at the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center on Tuesday night in Pigeon Forge.

Raleigh's World of Bluegrass a Huge Success for IBMA

World of Bluegrass 2013The World of Bluegrass trade show, conference, awards show and Wide Open Bluegrass festival of the IBMA was held for the first time in Raleigh, North Carolina. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) reports that the event generated $10 million in direct visitor spending and and %4 million more in media value. In addition, the cumulative attendance for the week was around 150,000 including the 140,000 for the festival, 2,259 for the awards show and the 4,635 for the business conference. No matter how you cut it, this represents a huge success for the inaugural Raleigh event.

The Roys Make Grand Ole Opry Debut Tonight, November 1st

The RoysNashville, TN -- Bluegrass brother/sister duo The Roys will make their Grand Ole Opry debut tonight, November 1, when they join Little Big Town, Josh Turner, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Janson, Sara Haze, Jeannie Seely, Jesse McReynolds, Jim Lauderdale and others for the Opry At The Ryman show. The Roys will appear on the 7:00 p.m. segment. More information can be found at www.opry.com. Out-of-area fans can enjoy the show via live broadcast at http://www.wsmonline.com/.

The Grascals on the Grand Ole Opry This Week, New Album

The GrascalsNashville, TN -- One of the most awarded bands in Bluegrass, The Grascals, will appear on the world famous Grand Ole Opry Saturday, November 2, when they join Terri Clark, Deana Carter, John Conlee, Jeannie Seely and others for the Opry At The Ryman show. The Grascals will appear on the 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. segments of the show. More information can be found at www.opry.com. Out-of-area fans can enjoy the show via live broadcast at www.wsmonline.com.

Hunter Berry & Friends, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the Carter Fold

Hunter BerryHiltons, VA -- On November 24th, 2013 there is to be a special show at The Carter Fold in Hiltons, Virginia as Hunter Berry & Friends return to The Fold. November 2th the Carter Family Fold will feature Wayne Henderson and Friends with Jeff Little and on November 9th the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters take the stage. Catch even move bluegrass Carter Fold style on November 16 when Big Country Bluegrass will be performing. Keep watching Cybergrass for more information on these entertaining events.

“PBS Americana Music Weekend” November 22/23, 2014 Dates Set

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- Premieres of two Americana music specials, the performance-filled documentary “NASHVILLE 2.0: The Rise of Americana” and “ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013,” will anchor the “PBS Americana Music Weekend,” Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2013.

The Grascals Release "American Picker" Video

American Picker by the GrascalsHere it is, friends! It’s the companion video for The Grascals' song “American Pickers” which appears on When I Get My Pay (street date November, 19). Yep, those are our pals Mike Wolfe from the History Channel TV show American Pickers and superstar/all-around-good-guy Dierks Bentley making guest appearances. The Grascals commented, "We love those guys! Whatcha think???"

ICMC 2014 Experience to Feature WLS Barn Dance Rare Photos

The Prairie Ramblers and Patsy Montana Courtesy of Michael MontanaThe International Country Music Conference (ICMC) has announced another ‘reveal’ that will add to your ICMC 2014 experience. It will be a fascinating session indeed when Erika Brady and Nolan Porterfield present a remarkable discovery of WLS National Barn Dance touring package show photographs from 1937-1940 that include Gene Autry and many other significant performers.

Bluegrass at the Rock: Nu Blu with The Boxcars Nov 1

The BoxcarsThe Old Rock School in Valdese, North Carolina has become well-known throughout the nation for its outstanding bluegrass concerts. The 500 seat auditorium is the perfect place to hear all of your bluegrass favorites.

Next Year, Everett's Music Barn Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The everett Brothers BandAtlanta, GA -- Everett’s Music Barn in Suwanee, Georgia is proud to celebrate its 50 year tradition of providing the best in bluegrass and gospel music in the Southeast by announcing an upcoming two-day fundraiser event with live music, food and family fun. The 50th Anniversary Benefit Celebration will take place April 11-12, 2014 from 5pm–Midnight on Friday and 1pm-Midnight on Saturday. Everett’s Music Barn is dedicated to continuing the tradition of great music in a family friendly environment for 50 more years and needs the help of sponsors along with donations for concessions, raffle and a silent auction.

Three Options to Enter Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

Chris AustinWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s, now offers three ways for aspiring songwriters to enter the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. The contest will accept mail-in applications from aspiring songwriters beginning November 1 via U.S. Mail (P.O. Box 121855, Nashville, TN 37212). To enter by mail, visit click here for a downloadable form and instruction. Entries may also be submitted through Sonicbids.
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NewTown's Latest Album “Time Machine” Available Nov. 5

 Time MachineArden, NC -- The eagerly anticipated second album from NewTown will be released on November 5th . Time Machine is the band’s first release with Pisgah Ridge Records and features the dynamic band from Lexington, KY led by husband and wife team Kati Penn-Williams and Jr. Williams. The group has created a diverse project with song content that spans from strong originals by guitarist C.J. Cain to a fantastic cover of Guy Clark's “Dublin Blues.”

IBMA's Leadership Bluegrass Application Deadline Nov 15

 Sheila Selby, Kristi Wilcox, Susie Glaze, Katherine Coe, Jordan Laney, Kayla Hotte.Nashville, TN -- /IBMA/ Time is running out to apply for Leadership Bluegrass 2014! Held March 20-22, 2014 at BMI, and the law firm of Bone, McAllester and Norton in Nashville, Tennessee, Leadership Bluegrass is a three-day, intense, unique opportunity for industry leaders looking to explore bluegrass in the larger world of entertainment. Seminars with top insiders, networking opportunities, and critical thinking sessions are part of the program, and more.

Historic Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, PA Presenting Live Bluegrass

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutThe 1927 Historic Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, PA will be presenting Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out along with other fantastic bluegrass shows this season in their A Night of Bluegrass series beginning November 2nd. The programs will kick off with A Night of Bluegrass starring The Bluegrass Brothers. Then, on January 25, 2014, A Night of Bluegrass will present David Davis and The Warrior River Boys along with The Hillbilly Gypsies. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out highlight the February 21, 2014 evening. Each A Night of Bluegrass will present the best of today's bluegrass music by award winning artists.

James King - Special Annual Gospel Tribute for Janette Carter Nov 17

James King BandHiltons, VA -- Sunday, November 17th, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special gospel concert by the James King Band. James has been named SPBGMA Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year seven times. 2013 marks the sixth annual gospel event in honor of Janette Carter. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children ages 6 to 11 $3, under age 6 free. Tickets will be available only at the door on the day of the concert. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m.

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