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Ryman Unveils Statues of Bill Monroe & Little Jimmy Dickens

Bill Monroe StatueNashville, TN -- Two of the most profound musical innovators in country and bluegrass music will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville with the installation today of life-size statues of the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe and Ryman icon and country star Little Jimmy Dickens at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Estate Of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership Of Prized Possessions

Bill MonroeNashville, TN -- Fans of the “Father of Bluegrass Music” have a unique opportunity to own the rights to the name and likeness to Bill Monroe. Regarded as the man who started the format, Monroe joined the WSM Grand Ole Opry in 1939, and was a member for almost six decades – until his passing in September 1996. One of the few members of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Monroe’s musical legacy included legendary stints on Columbia Records and MCA / Decca, with whom he was associated for forty years. Monroe cast a shadow over music by influencing a wide variety of musical artists.

Uncle Shuffelo & his Haint Hollow Hootenanny at Carter Fold Saturday

Uncle Shuffelo & his Haint Hollow HootenannyHiltons, VA -- Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Concert admission is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Tennessee State Senate Honors Dailey & Vincent

Dailey & Vincent in Tennessee SenateNashville, TN -- American music duo Dailey & Vincent are continuing the celebration of their 10-year anniversary and induction as the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry with a recent honor on the floor of the Tennessee Senate Capitol Building during the final day of the 2017 legislative session. Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) sponsored Senate Resolution 132, which honors the group for their many contributions to the country and state.

Legendary Clawhammer Banjo Stylist James Watson Dies

James Watson and Grandpa JoneFolk musician James Watson, 81, of Roanoke, Ala., died June 1, 2017 at his home from pulmonary heart disease and complications of type II diabetes, according to a family representative. Watson, a clawhammer banjo stylist, appeared multiple times at America's National Folk Festival, National Black Arts Festival, 1982 World's Fair, 1996 Olympics, colleges, numerous bluegrass festivals and folk festivals. He was often seen on PBS in shows such as "Tonight at Ferlinghettis" and the Alan Lomax production "The Appalachian Journey."

IBMM and Hall of Fame Seeking Artifact Donations

The International Bluegrass Music MuseumOwensboro, KY -- In preparation for their move to a new location in spring of 2018, the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) is reaching out to the greater bluegrass community in search of artifacts and objects to highlight in the new museum.

Electric City Broadcasting Hosts Two-Day Bluegrass Festival

Electric City Bluegrass FestivalAnderson, SC -- Six months after its debut of a “Positively Bluegrass” format on WRIX 1020 AM and 104.7 FM, Electric City Broadcasting has scheduled its first live Bluegrass concert at the William A. Floyd Amphitheater in Anderson, SC.

Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer Return to Carter Fold Saturday

Larry Sigmon and Martha SpencerHiltons, VA -- Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer – the Unique Sound of the Mountains. If you ever saw Larry Sigmon and the Unique Sound of the Mountains, you know the sound was unlike anything you ever heard before. Over the course of more than ten albums and several years of performing, Larry Sigmon and his late partner Barbara Poole continuously brought the house down with a variety of fast-paced mountain music tunes fueled by Sigmon's high-speed claw hammer banjo picking and Poole's infectious "heartbeat" bass plucking. While there were several groups out there that could get you onto the dance floor, no old time band could wear out your clogging shoes faster than the Unique Sound of the Mountains.

Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary Duet Album due July 7

American GrandstandNashville, TN -- Rhonda Vincent, who The Wall Street Journal dubbed “The New Queen of Bluegrass,” is teaming up with country sensation Daryle Singletary for the upcoming duets album, American Grandstand, set for release July 7. The project delivers real traditional country music with a unique American twist. This must-have album will be released via Upper Management Music, and fans can pre-order American Grandstand HERE

12 Year Old Mikaya Taylor Releases her First Original Single

Mikaya Taylor12 Year Old Mikaya Taylor continues to impress and this young age. She recorded her first CD at 10 and it made it across the country with your airplay. She now has recorded her first original single about her personal life story. This is my first original single release about my personal life story.

Bluegrass at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of DriveWith the recent success of the title track to their recording on the John Boy & Billy label, 4th & Goal, Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive become the first-ever Bluegrass band booked during Canton, Ohio’s Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, to celebrate the new Hall of Fame inductees for 2017: Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jerry Jones, Jason Taylor, Ladainian Tomlinson, and Kurt Warner.

EmiSunshine Featured in Documentary Premiered at Cannes

EmiSunshineNashville, TN -- EmiSunshine enjoyed a special and spectacular welcome at the 70th Festival de Cannes this past weekend in Cannes, France. Upon the invitation of notable film director Eugene Jarecki, the twelve-year-old from East Tennessee concluded her show at the Southgate House Revival (Newport, KY) and hopped a plane to travel to the French Riviera (some 13-plus hours) to attend one of the film industry's most-famed and elite events, brushing elbows with Hollywood's most decorated producers, screenwriters, directors and actors (Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, Clint Eastwood and Jessica Chastain to name a few).

First Doc & Merle Watson Box Set Released

 Never the Same Way Once – Live at the Boarding House – May 1974The Owsley Stanley Foundation is pleased to announce the release of Doc & Merle Watson: Never the Same Way Once – Live at the Boarding House – May “A legend recording a legend,” is how Doc Watson’s long-time bassist T. Michael Coleman describes these rare live recordings of the American bluegrass giant by counter-culture icon and concert sound pioneer Owsley Stanley (known as Bear to his family and friends). Doc & Merle Watson: Never the Same Way Once – Live at the Boarding House – May 1974 is kind of a long name for an album but, this isn't an ordinary album and, the material is a long list of tracks -- 7 CDs worth.

Milan Bluegrass Festival Adds Country Legend Gene Watson

Gene WatsonMilan, MI (May 18, 2017)—Known as one of Bluegrass music's most popular and long-running events, the Milan Bluegrass Festival has added country music legend Gene Watson to this year's lineup of talent commemorating their 20th Anniversary under the leadership of Mark Gaynier.

Nu-Blu Unveils Official Video for Latest Single “Still Small Voice”

Nu-BluNashville, TN -- Bluegrass sensation Nu-Blu just unveiled the brand new video for their current single, "Still Small Voice." The song serves as their lead release from their brand new album Vagabonds, which hit stores last month. The upbeat sing-along also features Country Music Hall of Fame Statler Brothers singer Jimmy Fortune, with special guest, Gospel award-winning singer Ben Isaacs. The video premiered exclusively on The Boot. Fans can purchase "Still Small Voice" and the latest album on iTunes, Amazon and wherever music is sold.

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