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The DC Bluegrass Union is accepting entries for the Hazel Dickens Song Contest from now until Jan. 5.
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners with the top prize being $500. A 3-judge panel of bluegrass/songwriting industry leaders will judge the entries.
"Bells of Home" – A New Christmas Single from Circa Blue
is out now and can be heard on your favorite Bluegrass Radio program.
A full brand new Christmas album from the group is expected to be released at the end of the month.
The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest is one of the most acclaimed songwriting contests in roots and Americana music and has a reputation for launching careers and discovering important new talent.
In figures released today by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB), this year’s World of Bluegrass week was record-breaking with 217,225 people attending the events associated with World of Bluegrass and generating $11.5 million in direct visitor spending.
International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass Celebrates Fourth Year with Record-Breaking Attendance and Economic Impact Figures
Figures reported by Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
|The week-long World of Bluegrass, brought to you by Chiesi USA, was held in Raleigh from Sept. 27-Oct. 1 and included: the three-day IBMA Business Conference, the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, Bluegrass Ramble, and the two-day PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, as well as the North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship.|
A resounding CONGRATULATIONS to Becky Buller for winning both Female Vocalist of the Year AND Fiddle Player of the Year!
This is the first time in the 27-year history of IBMA Awards that an individual has won an instrumental award AND a vocalist award ever. WOW! Kudos to Becky for that unbelievable win!
One artist or band who has significantly contributed to country or bluegrass music is chosen annually by a board sanctioned by the Governor of Virginia, with past inductees including legends like Patsy Cline, the Statler Brothers, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Dean, Mother Maybelle Carter, and Roy Clark.
Due to its popularity and strong ratings, “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” on RFD-TV, has been extended throughout the remainder of 2016.
Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music fans have plenty to look forward to on upcoming episodes of the national variety series, set to air in 63 million households across all 50 states.
There is nothing new about marshmellows and chocolate sandwiched between two Graham Crackers. And there is nothing new about bluegrass music. But put the two together and you may just have an unbeatable combination. Leave it to the creative mind of Valerie Smith to thunk it up!
If you like bluegrass music, homemade S’mores with marshmallows toasted over an open fire, holiday shopping and authentic Tennessee barbecue, make plans now to attend the first annual S’More Bluegrass Festival in historic Bell Buckle, TN
The American Banjo Museum’s exhibit, “The Banjo World of Steve Martin” was among several Oklahoma museum exhibits honored by the Oklahoma Museum Association (OMA) during their annual conference on Sept. 21-23.