Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Album From The Snyder Family Band Coming in March!

Image635581557848706572Traditional music is always changing like a mighty river fed by water from many sources.

The change is constant and fed by innovation. Often stirring up the waters are young players like Samantha and Zeb of The Snyder Family Band.

New "Snapshot" Album From Darin & Brooke Due February 17th!

Image635581552814458630Mountain Home Music recording artists, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, announce the February 17 release of their new album, Snapshots.

Snapshots, captures moments in time with the kind of intimacy that has become the hallmark of The Darin & Brooke Aldridge band. Through a musical outlook that is reverent and dynamic, buoyant yet thoughtful, and deeply in tune with the essence of bluegrass, this new collection delivers pleasing slices of life in song.

Kristy Cox Awarded Golden Guitar!

Photo: Kristy Cox and Producer Jerry SalleyAustralia’s country music industry celebrated its pinnacle night in Tamworth with the 2015 Australian Country Music Awards. A lifelong dream came true for Pisgah Ridge recording artist, Kristy Cox when her song "One Heartbreak Away" was honored with the Bluegrass Recording of the Year Golden Guitar. The song appears on Kristy’s album, LIVING FOR THE MOMENT.

Roots Music Report Gives Us Most Played Radio Songs!

Image635581073458541904The MOST-Played Bluegrass songs on Radio according to the ROOTS MUSIC REPORT has been published with FLATT LONESOME taking the number one spot.

Make It Through the Day
Flatt Lonesome
Moon over Memphis
Balsam Range
I'll Get Away
The Infamous Stringdusters
Nothing to Lose
Dave Adkins
Little Maggie
Urban Monroes

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HillBenders Give Us First Look At Bluegrass "TOMMY"!

Here's a sneak peak from the newest HillBender release. An acoustic/bluegrass take of the Who's legendary rock opera TOMMY.
Coming to festivals and venues near you in 2015


Becky Buller Releases First Video from New Album!


7th Annual Marathon Jam About To Set All-Time Record!

Image635580215990046600The 7th annual MARATHON JAM for the Ft Bragg Fisher House will be held SATURDAY, February28th from 1 PM to 1 AM at the AMERICAN LEGION POST 6 in Chapel Hill, NC!

According to Jam Founder, John Santa, "Last year was an incredible year for us. We raised well over FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS and with the addition of the money sent from the Boone, North Carolina and Naples, Florida Marathon Jams, we were able for the first time to take over TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS to the Ft. Bragg Fisher House!"

Monday, January 26, 2015

Rhonda & Rage Get Five SPBGMA Nominations!

Image635578428462924005The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's (SPBGMA) reigning Entertainer of the Year, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage have received five nominations for the upcoming SPBGMA convention.

The convention and awards ceremony are set to take place in Nashville, Tennessee, during the weekend of February 5-8. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Julia Mainer, Wife of Bluegrass Icon Wade Mainer, Passes!

Image635575831270054642Bluegrass lost another one of its most treasured pioneers this week.

Singer and guitarist Julia Mainer died on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at age 95.


A Regular Friday Feature
By: Rick Cornish

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dr. Stanley's Surgery Forces Show Cancellation in North Carolina!

Image635575472658673245Prescription Bluegrass has learned that The Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys concert scheduled for Feb. 1st  has been canceled.

Stanley is scheduled to have surgery and will be unable to tour for a few weeks. Refunds are available at points of purchase.

Slaughters Kick Off New Album in Nashville!

Image635575462916055999Shannon and Heather Slaughter will kick off their new album Never Just A Song at The Station Inn in Nashville January 24 at 9:00 pm.

They will be joined by special guests Randy Kohrs, Melonie Cannon, Aubrey Haynie, Ron Inscore, Trevor Watson, Cliff Bailey, and more.

Phil Leadbetter Celebrates New Album and Kicking Cancer . . .Again!

For more information on Phil Leadbetter: http://www.unclephilonline.comIt’s early in the year, but already a championship season for Pinecastle Records artist, Phil Leadbetter.

Uncle Phil & friends prep for a very special concert event on January 31st

On the heels of his win as Dobro Player of the Year honor at the IBMA Awards, Phil has received a nomination in the annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America awards, again for his instrumental prowess as Dobro Performer.

First Solo Album from Cody Shuler Coming!

Image635575198018074701Rural Rhythm Records and Cody Shuler have enjoyed a successful association since 2008 when the Dove nominated gospel album Pickin’, Praisin’ & Singin’ was released and debuted #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart.

Cody has written a strong group of original songs and the time is right for him to release these special songs on his first solo album self-titled “CODY SHULER”, releasing on February 3rd. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mountain Home Artists Get Numerous Nominations for SPBGMA Awards!

Image635574130225907122Mountain Home Music Company congratulates their label artists who received award nominations this week for the 41st annual Bluegrass Music Awards by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, (SPBGMA).

Cumberland River Returns!

Image635574123186664500It has been just about a year since the band's (then) leader Jamie Dean announced the end of the band and his relocation to Florida.

Now, the band says they've remembered why they're here.

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