Wednesday, January 28, 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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pinecastle Artists Get Loaded Up with SPBGMA Nominations!

Image635573754068172130Nominations are in for the 2015 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Awards and Pinecastle artists are well represented.

The Farm Hands with their upcoming Pinecastle debut Better than I Deserve are nominated in 13 categories.

First New All-Original Album From Norman Blake in 30 Years!

Image635573732816536606The new album from American Roots music legend Norman Blake was released today on Plectrafone Records. It's his first album of original songs in 30 years!

A living legend, Norman Blake has influenced multiple generations of roots musicians with his uncompromising vision of American roots music.

Judges Announced for Chris Austin Songwriting Contest!

Image635573258776370806MerleFest, which takes place April 23-26, 2015, has assembled a distinguished team of songwriters – critically-acclaimed Americana artist Jesse Bellamy, famed Texas singer-songwriter Bruce Robison and legendary bluegrass icon Peter Rowan– to judge the on-site final round of this year’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bluegrass Songwriter Dixie Hall Dies After Lengthy Illness!

Dixie HallA great friend to Bluegrass Music, Dixie Hall has passed away.  She was 80 years old.

Dixie Hall was a bluegrass patriot and music supporter long before she became the wife of Country Music legend, Tom T. Hall, to whom she was married for 46 years.

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