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Alan Jackson Releases his First "The Bluegrass Album" Video

Alan JacksonAs most bluegrass and Alan Jackson fans are aware, Jackson ventured into the Bluegrass Music arena with his latest project, The Bluegrass Album. This is the first Country to Bluegrass artist to hit the mark and hit it dead center. Jackson is also quite the bluegrass songwriter! His songs on the album are what makes this project so unique. Jackson literally nailed it with this release. One of the songs that reflects the essence of this project is "Blueridge Mountain Song." Jackson has released the first of two planned videos featuring this song. His daughter, Ali, stars in this first video.

Pisgah Ridge Artist Kristy Cox Garners Top Awards

Kristy CoxNashville, TN --- Multi-award-winning Australian Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox adds two new honors to her already multi-award winning career with recent wins at the Australian Independent Country Music Awards. Known as The Southern Stars, the prestigious awards are held annually in Mildura, Australia and play a major role in fostering Australian music talent.

Tony Trischka Makes Banjo Education History!

Tony Trischka Banjo SchoolNapa, CA -- ArtistWorks, the leading interactive lifestyle social learning platform, announced today the release of even more exclusive content for the Online Banjo School with Tony Trischka. Trischka’s importance as a banjo player is widely acknowledged. As a teacher, he can claim players like Bela Fleck as star students. As a historian, Trischka has contributed as musical director for PBS’ “Give Me The Banjo.” In the four years since its launch, The Online Banjo School with Tony Trischka has evolved into an important banjo resource that reflects all facets of Trischka’s significant contributions to the banjo community.

ETSU & BCM Present Johnson City Sessions Weekend Oct. 17-20

The Johnson City SessionsBristol, TN/VA, October 8, 2013 - East Tennesee State University and Birthplace of Country Music ® present Johnson City Sessions Weekend, October 17-20, 2013, an event-packed weekend celebrating the release of Johnson City Sessions 1928- 1929: Can you Sing or Play Old-Time Music? CD Box Set, re-mastered by Germany's Bear Family Records.

Trampled by Turtles 'Live at First Ave' Hits Street November 12th

Trampled by TurtlesWith six albums to their credit and a word-of-mouth reputation that draws legions of diehard fans to their must-see-to-believe live shows, Minnesota roots music hybrid, Trampled by Turtles release their first live concert recording Live At First Avenue. The set was captured over 3 sold out nights celebrating their 10th anniversary at the legendary Minneapolis venue, First Avenue. This collection features songs from all six of Trampled’s albums, including hits "Wait So Long" and "Alone" as well as fan favorites “Codeine” and Trampled's version of the Pixies’ classic, “Where is My Mind?”. Both the CD and the LP package include a full concert DVD.

Ricky Skaggs Artist-In-Residence at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- It was announced last Saturday evening, from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, that Ricky Skaggs will be the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence. Skaggs will present two intimate evening performances on November 18 and 19, at 7:00 p.m. The concerts will be the museum’s first public programs in the new CMA Theater.

Bluegrass Artist Steve Gulley Signs Long-Term Deal with Rural Rhythm

Sam Passamano and Steve GulleyNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce it has signed a long-term recording and production agreement with Steve Gulley. The first album will be a gospel album titled Family,Friends & Fellowship, and is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2014. Guest artists on the album include; Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Joe Mullins, Tim Surrett, Phil Leadbetter, Les Butler, Mark Wheeler, Don Gulley, Debbie Gulley, Brad Gulley and more. Steve says, “I have felt the need to record an all-gospel project for a long time now. I have always looked at my music as a ministry and an extension of my faith so I’m so excited to finally have the chance to see this come to fruition in the making of Family,Friends & Fellowship.

Mountain Music School Stringband Featured at Heartwood

Mountain Music School StringbandAbingdon, VA -- The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents a Youth Music Performance Series concert on Thursday, October 10th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Virginia. The concert will feature the Mountain Music School Stringband. Mountain Empire Community College has long been one of the region’s leading institutions in preserving and promoting traditional mountain arts, crafts, and music. It was nine years ago that their effort to celebrate Old Time music was kicked into high gear with the summer program, Mountain Music School.

Lonesome Day Records Starts the Christmas Giving

 Christmas TimeLonesome Day Records is releasing a new single from Jeff Parker's It's Christmas Time. "We are releasing the first single from Jeff Parker's new Christmas project It's Christmas Time." Lonesome Day Records owner Randall Deaton has decided, since Christmas is a time of giving. "We are going to give you, not only one single but two singles from this project! Jeff was joined on this album by an all star cast Jeff Parker- Lead and harmony vocals,mandolin, Mark Fain-Bass, Seth Taylor-guitar, B.J.Cherryholmes-fiddle,- Jessie Baker-banjo, Paul Hollowell-piano, Bob Mummert-drums, Terry Crisp-steel guitar, and Thomm Jutz-guitar.".

SPBGMA 40th Bluegrass Music Awards, 31st National Convention Lineup Announced

Flatt LonesomeNashville, TN -- The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) will hold their 40th Anniversary SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards Show & 31st National Convention from January 30 - February 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 McGavock Pike in Nashville, Tennessee.

Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman's Portrait of a Home in Harmony

Melody Walker & Jacop GroopmanMelody Walker & Jacob Groopman have had quite a time these past two years! Their progressive bluegrass band Front Country took home the Band Contest trophy at both the Telluride and RockyGrass festivals, was invited to play on the Mountain Song at Sea Caribbean cruise, and has been touring incessantly to great acclaim. Melody herself released a critically acclaimed album, Gold Rush Goddess, in 2012, and recently won the MerleFest songwriting contest. Between these triumphs, Melody and Jacob came back to their California Bay Area home, rebuilding their lives together as two people whose bond has only tightened with all this travel and success.

Van Glynn Joins The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz

The Fabulous Bagasse BoyzLouisana's The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz have announced that Van Glynn will be replacing Anthony Rushing in the band. The band says, "hile you might have thought that we’d eventually fade into the night like a bad dream, we’re back and terrorizing your nightmares again. Just like clowns, nuns and cliffs, we’re just on the edge of your consciousness and ready to dig right into your emotional psyche and keep you wide eyed and nervous at 2:00 AM. Anyway, big news on the Bagasse front. Anthony Rushing finally came to his senses after his reputation was completely ruined and threw in the towel. Between grad school, teaching full time, working part-time and being married, somehow The Boyz didn’t make the cut time-wise. Go figure. Also, there goes our chick magnet. Anyway, we’ll be featuring the amazing fiddle prowess of Van Glynn of Mandeville, LA."

Bluegrass, Antiques and ATV's, Oh My

Museum of Appalachia HomecomingClinton, TN -- What do bluegrass music, antiques and all terrain vehicles have in common? They will be featured at three premier events happening in Anderson County, Tennessee this October. The 34th annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming, October 11-13, 2013 at the Museum of Appalachia, will feature more than 400 bluegrass and traditional musicians, singers, cloggers, and buck dancers.

Mountain Park Old Time Band Returns to Historic Carter Family Fold

Mountain Park Old-Time BandOver the past several years, the Mountain Park Old Time Band has been creating a stir in old time music circles. The group has five members, all of whom are versatile and talented musicians. Johnny Gentry plays guitar, dobro, and fiddle as well as doing vocals for the band. Nancy Gentry plays upright bass and sings. The only thing better than one fiddler, is two fiddlers. Roger Stamper also plays the fiddle. C. T. Janney plays the washboard – an “instrument” rarely played today. Dr. Mark Handy plays banjo and does vocals. When he’s not playing old time, Dr. Handy practices medicine in Abingdon, Virginia. Saturday, October 19th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Mountain Park Old Time Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.

IBMA Leadership Bluegrass 2014 Deadline Quickly Approaching

 Sheila Selby, Kristi Wilcox, Susie Glaze, Katherine Coe, Jordan Laney, Kayla Hotte.Nashville, TN -- /IBMA/ With the application deadline of Friday, November 15 fast approaching, you will probably be hearing quite a bit about Leadership Bluegrass 2014 from your well-connected bluegrass friends. If you’re a LBG alumni, you already know what a great career-enhancing experience that Leadership Bluegrass can be. And if you’re thinking of applying, step up and get busy! It’s one of the most enjoyable and beneficial educational experiences centered on bluegrass music that you could possibly hope to find. 2013 Leadership Bluegrass Class pictured

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