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Ricky Skaggs and Sammy Shelor Join Lineup for A Show for Joe

Sammy ShelorGalax, VA -- Some of the biggest names in folk, bluegrass, and Americana, including the finest dobro player in contemporary acoustic music and the most highly decorated female musician of all time, will come together to honor the late Joe Wilson on Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

IBMA Announces Special Awards Nominees

IBMA AwardsNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the nominees for their Special Awards, honors that recognize outstanding work in categories including Broadcaster of the Year, Bluegrass Event of the Year, Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project, Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project, Print/Media Person of the Year and Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year. The Special Awards will be handed out Thursday, September 29, during a luncheon at the World of Bluegrass Business Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, NC.

International Music & Entertainment Association Bluegrass Awards

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix RisingIndependent bluegrass artists were recognized the 2016 early honors award winners by the International Music and Entertainment Association. Along with the August announcement of the 2016 International Music and Entertainment Association award nominees came news of this year’s Early Honors Award Winners – which were nearly a clean sweep by bluegrass artists!

Greensky Bluegrass to Release “Shouted, Written Down & Quoted”

Shouted, Written Down & Quoted" title="Shouted, Written Down & Quoted" border=0 height=200 width=204 />Kalamazoo, Michigan quintet Greensky Bluegrass announced today the release of their anticipated new album Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, due out on September 23rd via the band’s own Big Blue Zoo Records/Thirty Tigers.

IBMA Announces Wide Open Bluegrass Main Stage Performance Schedule

Soggy Bottom BoysNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has released the performance schedule for PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Red Hat Amphitheater. Each 11-hour day of live performances features a powerhouse line-up of artists – including IBMA Hall of Famers – playing a wide range of bluegrass styles, from traditional to progressive.

Cindy Baucom Launches Bluegrass Music Video Show

Cindy BaucomYadkinville, NC -- Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame member and IBMA Broadcaster of the Year, Cindy Baucom, is taking her national radio show, Knee-Deep In Bluegrass, to television this fall under the same name. During the launch, the show (produced by North Valley Media for Yadtel) will air weekly in northwest and central North Carolina on YVTV7, Surry Television, Alleghany TV and MYTV1.

Mark Whitt Releases New CD "Over You" On AirPlay Direct

Mark Whitt - Over YouAirPlay Direct is pleased to introduce you to Mark Whitt’s new CD “Over You”. Mark currently heads up Mark Whitt and The True Bluegrass Band as the lead singer and guitar player. They are a strong regional band, who focus on playing traditional bluegrass and gospel. This project, includes two of his originals, "Over You" and "I heard Sweet Music Playing. In addition to performing, Mark is dedicated to writing new material geared in the traditional style.

West Virginia's Hillbilly Gypsies at Historic Carter Fold

Hillbilly GypsiesHiltons, VA -- Saturday, August 27th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies. Hailing from the beautiful mountain state of West Virginia, the Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade. Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, West Virginia, the Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin’ and grinnin’ and entertaining their loyal fans ever since.

Latest Hogslop String Band Video Shot in 16mm Style

John Henry VideoAfter their successful video release of "Reuben's Train", Hogslop String Band is back with a brand new video, "John Henry." 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.

New music from “Bluegrass Signal” Live on Arrival

Live On Arrival“Bluegrass Signal” is pleased and proud to announce the release of a new album to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of radio station KALW in San Francisco. Live On Arrival is a collection of twenty-one concert and festival recordings from notable Bay Area bluegrass and old time bands. Most have never been released; all feature the excitement and power typical of live recordings, and demonstrate the depth and breath of talent in this region.

Special Friday Night at Carter Fold with Tennessee Mafia Jug Band

Tennessee Mafia Jug BandHiltons, VA -- Friday, August 26th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special Friday night concert by the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, an old time band from Tennessee. From the pastoral hills, hollers, shopping malls, and interstate highways of Goodlettsville, Tennessee - home of Bill Monroe, Bashful Brother Oswald, Stringbean, Grandpa Jones, Keith Whitely - and some living country music performers - comes the most entertaining blast from the past since Lester Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys. They’re the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band – five guys and a scrubboard with roots like wisdom teeth.

Larry & John Gillis and Swampgrass Return to Bluegrass

Larry & John GillisAre Ya’ll Ready? After fifteen long years and after neck & back surgeries, John Gillis is healthy and ready to return to the bluegrass world with his brother Larry Gillis & the Swampgrass Band. The serious injuries he incurred, hindered him from the hard road life as a musician. But with the modern medical technologies of today, he is now able to travel full time, and with his love for the music, he is excited and more than ready.

Lonesome River Band plays Blue Ridge Music Center August 27

Lonesome River BandGalax, VA -- Renowned, award-winning bluegrass group, Lonesome River Band, takes the stage on Saturday, August 27, at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Carson Peters & Iron Mountain will kick off the evening of fine bluegrass at 7 p.m.

Jim Hurst Trio to Release New Album

Jim Hurst Trio - JHT-1Jim Hurst announced that they just recorded the brand spanking new Jim Hurst Trio CD – JHT-1 with two fine people and musicians. JHT-1 features Nate Lee on Fiddle & Mandolin, Erik Alvar on Bass & Mandolin and Jim on Guitar & Banjo. There are instrumental tunes, sing songs, and lots of fun had by the three trio members.

Jimmy Fortune Nominated For Three GMA Dove Awards

Jimmy FortuneNashville, TN -- The Gospel Music Association just announced their nominations for the upcoming 47th Annual Dove Awards, and Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Fortune was nominated in three categories. All nods came as a result of Fortune’s critically-acclaimed album Hits & Hymns, released in 2015. The project features some of Fortune’s closest friends, including Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs, Dailey & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and more.

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