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41st Annual Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival

Bean BlossomBean Blossom, IN -- The Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground is proud to announce details for the 41st Annual Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival taking place from September 23-26, 2015. A stellar line-up of bands has been announced and a detailed performance schedule has been posted at www.BillMonroeMusicPark.com. One of the highlights of the event will certainly be Raymond Fairchild’s induction into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 26.

Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass Release Single

Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville BluegrassCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is proud to announce the signing of Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass to its roster. "Sweetheart of the Mountains" is the first track off of Mark and Bobby's upcoming Rebel debut, Down Memory Lane (REB-1855), scheduled for release on CD and digital formats November 6th. The single is now available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon and other select online music stores.

Dale Ann Bradley Plays WSM Radio's "Station Inn Sessions" Sept. 24

Dale Ann BradleyDale Ann Bradley, 2015 IBMA nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year, will perform on WSM Radio’s live “Station Inn Sessions” on September 24. Bradley will join WSM deejay and the show’s host, Mike Terry, in talking about her latest album, “Pocket Full of Keys,” as well as perform songs from the album and other favorites.

Executive Director Paul Schiminger Explains the IBMA Awards Process

Paul J. SchimingerThe new Executive Director for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), Paul Schiminger, has put together an educational video that explains the entire process for the association's annual awards and the voting process that ultimately decides the winners. Held annually since 1986, today almost two dozen awards are handed out to recognize the top achievements across the industry. The awards feature new professionals through the Momentum Awards through the normal music awards and finally the Hall of Fame inductions. Some awards are voted on by the professional membership and some are determined by select committees without voter input.

Louie Setzer's "Jukebox Bluegrass" on Freeform American Roots Report Again

Louie Setzer - Jukebox BluegrassRipsaw Records announces that Louie Setzer's Jukebox Bluegrass CD, released in partnership with Patuxent Music, repeated its July appearance on the Freeform American Roots Report (FAR)'s Radio Chart in August (#193) ("FAR Report") (www.tcmnradio.com/far) landing at #20.

Jerry Cole Joins Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out

Russell Moore with Jerry ColeThe International Bluegrass Music Association's 5-Time Male Vocalist of the Year, Russell Moore, is proud to announce the addition of Jerry Cole to his award-winning band, IIIrd Tyme Out, effective immediately. Cole will replace Blake Johnson who has been on medical leave due to illness.

Traditional Grass Collection "The Blues Are Still the Blues" Released

Traditional GrassCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is pleased to announce the release of The Blues Are Still the Blues, a retrospective containing 15 songs selected from the four recordings made byThe Traditional Grass for Rebel between 1992 and 1995. The collection was produced by Rebel’s David Freeman along with original band members Joe Mullins and Mark Rader and reflects their keen understanding of the band’s style, its mission and goals within the bluegrass environment of the period. The album is now available via iTunes, Amazon, and other online and retail music stores.

Music Legend Ralph Stanley Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Concert

Dr. Ralph StanleyManassas, VA -- In 1945, a young Ralph Stanley joined his brother, the late Carter Stanley to form The Stanley Brothers, a pair that would go on to become one of the most influential music duos of all-time. They got their start calling into a local radio station in Norton, Va, where they would sing songs over the phone. After 7 decades, three Grammy awards and an induction into the Grand Ole Opry, Dr. Ralph Stanley has no intention on slowing down as he hits the 70-year milestone. To commemorate this accomplishment, he is playing a special show in Manassas, Va. on October 9 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. He will be joined by his Grandson, Dove-award winner Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys for this momentous occasion.

Farm & Fun Time Returns During Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Farm & Fun TimeBristol, TN/VA -- WBCM Radio Bristol celebrates a revival of the classic live radio program Farm and Fun Time during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion on Sunday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The show is open to the public but a separate ticket is required.

Americana Announces the 2015 Honors & Awards Winners

Ricky Skaggs at Americana Honors & AwardsNashville, TN -- Americana -- "A lively genre embodies both the continuity and evolution of roots music," (Wall Street Journal) -- celebrated its 14th Annual Americana Honors & Awards tonight at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This year's winners reflected the community's "spirit of eclecticism" (New York Times), with Shakey Graves as Emerging Artist of the Year; John Leventhal, Instrumentalist of the Year; The Mavericks, Group/Duo of the Year; Lucinda Williams, Album of the Year ('Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone'); and Sturgill Simpson claiming both Song of the Year (for "Turtles All The Way Down") and Artist of the Year trophies.

Rhonda Vincent Set to Appear on “Reno’s Old Time Music”

Rhonda VincentNashville, TN -- Music fans have more than just cooler weather to look forward to this Autumn. "Reno's Old Time Music" celebrates the past, present and future of Bluegrass and Old Time Music with a great September lineup, which includes Rhonda Vincent.

BMI Distributes Historic 75-Year High of $840 Million on $1 Billion Revenues

BMINew York, NY -- Broadcast Music, Inc® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, today reported that it had achieved the highest revenues and royalty distributions in the Company’s 75-year history for its fiscal year ended June 30th. BMI generated record revenues of $977 million, and distributed and administered more than $840 million to its songwriters, composers and music publishers. These results cap a ten-year period during which BMI has generated more than $8 billion in revenues and distributed royalties of more than $7.5 billion. BMI operates on a non-profit-making basis and returns more than 85% of all revenue to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.

BCM Museum part of Smithsonian Magazine's Annual Museum Day Live!

Birthplace of Country Music MuseumBristol, TN/VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 26, 2015, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 11th annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Tammy Jones Robinette Gears Up for Album Release & IBMA Showcase

Tammy Jones Robinette & The DriveNashville, TN --Tammy Jones Robinette continues to gather momentum for the release of her upcoming album, Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive, due out on Rural Rhythm Records this fall. Her preview single, "To Be a Kid Again," debuted at #10 on Bluegrass Today's Weekly Airplay Chart.

Chris Harris Joins AirPlay Direct On IBMA Conference Panel

AirPlay Direct and IBMAThis year at IBMA Business Conference 2015, on September 30th at 8:30am EST, AirPlay Direct will be presenting a 1 hour exclusive industry panel on “Who We Are”, “What We Do” and how we benefit “You” directly. This panel is specifically designed for the artists, record labels, radio stations, radio promoters, PR firms, managers, publishers, etc. that comprise the professional, global bluegrass community at large.

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