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I Can't Buy Music Like I Used To -- I Don't Buy as Much Either

Record Store BuyersYears ago, I would make it a weekly or monthly endeavor to visit the huge record store with my friend. We would probably spend a few hours there exploring the albums from all genres and artists. These stores were isle after isle of thousands of different albums in each. The store probably held a million titles or more. Hundreds of people would be there besides us. From Bluegrass to Blues and Imports to Classical, it was always an adventure to go to the record store. We always bought a few albums -- some we had no idea about. We rarely got burned.

Poor Mountain Records Signed Carolina Blue

Carolina BlueFrom, Brevard North Carolina, to a recording contract. We are very happy to bring Carolina Blue into the Poor Mountain Records Family! "We are very excited about working with Rick Dollar and Jonathan Buckner from Poor Mountain Records on our current and future projects!" commented Bobby Powell and Timmy Jones, founding members of Carolina Blue.

Nu-Blu: Giving Back in a Big Way

Nu-BluWith a jam packed tour schedule that keeps them on the road over 200 days each year, Nu-Blu still takes time to give back and use their talents to further the music they love. Working with several partners, including Peterson Tuners, Saga Instruments, Daddario Strings, and The Foundation for Bluegrass Music, they are taking bluegrass music into the schools everywhere they can... and it's not just introducing kids to the music!

Grammy Nominated Blue Highway Brings Concert Booking In House

Blue Highway BandBristol, TN -- Sizzling hot off a Grammy Nomination on Sunday in Los Angeles, respected 23-year strong bluegrass powerhouse Blue Highway announced today it is bringing the band's concert booking in house. The five-member, award-winning Blue Highway writes their own songs, produces their own albums, and effective February 10, will book their own shows from within the Blue Highway family.

Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree Names Sam Stout as New President

Sam StoutThe Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree has a new President and Coordinator. Born in Gainesboro and raised in the Bloomington Springs Community of Putnam Co. Sam Stout was elected to the position at a meeting of Jamboree board on Thursday night, February 9. Stout succeeds Jack Barton, who resigned as Jamboree President and Coordinator on February 2, after a nine-year tenure.

Song of the Mountains is Virginia's New State TV Series

Song of the MountainsMarion, VA -- Virginia is for Lovers and the state loves Song of the Mountains a syndicated music television series taped in Marion and aired nation wide on PBS. The state House of Representatives and the Senate have siged a resolution making the program the state's TV Series.

Larry Cordle and Collective Evolution Strike Consulting Deal

Larry CordleNashville, TN -- AirPlay Direct's Collective Evolution is pleased to announce the signing of a long-term, strategic, career consulting deal with award winning artist and songwriter Larry Cordle. Larry's personal releases and catalogue are amazing, and are continuing to reach new global audiences every day. This has appropriately positioned him in the "Top 50 All-Time" of several AirPlay Direct Global Radio Indicator Charts for his recordings.

Bluegrass Museum Hires Bluegrass Ace, Danny Clark, for New Position

Danny ClarkOwensboro, KY - Today, the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM), home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, announced that Danny Clark has been hired as the Membership and Special Events Manager. This role was created to grow membership, foster engagement from the bluegrass community, and develop special events at the Museum.

Rural Rhythm Records & New Day Announce Expanded Distribution

Rural Rhythm RecordsNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records and New Day Christian Distributors are pleased to announce a continuation and expansion of their distribution relationship. New Day will continue servicing Rural Rhythm releases to the Christian Retail market, and Sony RED Distribution will represent Rural Rhythm to the Mainstream retail sector and Digital channels. Rural Rhythm and New Day Christian have been distribution partners since 2013. Sony-RED Distribution to the Mainstream retail sector and Digital channels takes effect on January 27, 2017.

Wilson Pickins Welcomes Alan Bibey & Grasstowne to Roster

Grasstowne 4Wilson Pickins Promotions is proud to announce the addition of Alan Bibey & Grasstowne to their stellar lineup of bluegrass musicians. Grasstowne is currently in the studio working on the next exciting release to follow up the notably successful “Grasstowne 4.”

16 Toe-Tapping Reasons Asheville is the Next Music City

Asheville Music CityAsheville, NC -- Asheville, where deep-seated bluegrass roots harmonize with new talent and innovative sounds, is on the verge of becoming one of America's top music cities. From the nation's longest-running folk festival and Grammy-winning musicians to Moog Music and a weekly drum circle, music rings through the air in this Blue Ridge Mountain city. NEW: The sounds and melodies of Asheville can now be heard online via Explore Asheville Radio.

Martin Regains Ownership Of The Company's Trademark In China

The DreadnoughtNazareth, PA -- C.F. Martin & Co., Inc. (Martin Guitar) located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania is proud to announce it has regained the rightful ownership of three of its legendary trademarks in China.

Lonely Heartstring Band Hits “Top 50 All-Time” Chart

Deep WatersRounder Records recording artists the Lonely Heartstring Band have now climbed into the AirPlay Direct “Top 50 All-Time” Americana / AAA Album Chart with their debut CD Deep Waters! They find themselves in very good company.

Pitt Reso-Guitars Endorses Glen Crain

Glen CrainVeteran resophonic guitar player and fairly new luthier, Jerry Pitt, Pitt Resophonic Guitars, of Melcher – Dallas, Iowa, is proud to announce his endorsement of Glen Crain, one of the most melodically creative and well respected Dobro players in the bluegrass industry today. Glen is plays Dobro with the Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry and has played with the guys for many years.

Introducing the New RebelRecords.com

Rebel RecordsCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is excited to announce the roll out of its new and improved website. The site, www.rebelrecords.com, highlights Rebel's outstanding roster of current talent while also reflecting on the significant impact the label has had in shaping bluegrass music for the last half century.

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