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Superstar Songwriters Pay Tribute to Hank Cochran & Red Lane Wed, Jan 17 At PEN FUND Benefit

Nashville, TN (January 8, 2018) - Superstar songwriters Rafe Van Hoy, Marla Cannon-Goodman, Dale Dodson, Waylon Payne, Don Sampson and Ronnie Bowman will pay tribute to Hank Cochran and Red Lane at 3rd & Lindsley  (816 3rd Ave. South) on Wednesday, January 17 to benefit The Hank Cochran Pen Fund.  Tickets are $10; doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30.  The 501(c)(3) charity focuses its efforts on financially assisting songwriters with cancer.    



Branson, MO (December 11, 2017) - Billy Yates' Hit Songwriters in the Round will debut April 6, 2018 at the Americana Theatre on the famed 76 Country Music Boulevard strip in Branson.  The first three shows will feature two of Nashville's most gifted songwriters, Kerry Kurt Phillips, whose songwriting credits include: "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)" (Joe Diffie), "Down On The Farm" (Tim McGraw), and "She Let Herself Go" (George Strait), along with Wynn Varble, star of the hit TV series, Joey and Rory, whose songwriting credits include: "Have You Forgotten" (Darryl Worley), "Waitin' On A Woman" (Brad Paisley), and "A Little More Country Than That" (Easton Corbin).


Balsam Range Spreads Christmas Cheer With Radio & TV Appearances

Nashville, TN (November 29, 2017) - World-renowned Bluegrass quintet BALSAM RANGE  celebrates the success of their debut holiday EP, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME, as they spread Christmas cheer with upcoming appearances on radio, television and the stage.  A mix of contemporary and traditional tunes, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME offers orchestrated holiday music by the award-winning band.  Released in October, the EP has enjoyed four weeks on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, where it debuted at #7.  Fans can purchase the music HERE, and catch BALSAM RANGE:


Rick Monroe's "Gypsy Soul" Contest Winner Announced

Nashville, TN (November 20, 2017) -- Singer/songwriter Rick Monroe's "Gypsy Soul" contest has wrapped, and the winners are as diverse as their versions of Monroe's signature song.

Grand prize winner Tommy Renfro of Hollansburg, Ohio is a Professor of Education at Indiana University East in Richmond, IN.  The husband, father and singer/songwriter is a sports fanatic and a dreamer, who lives in Ohio and is the Worship Arts Director at Grace Baptist Church.  His endearing rendition of  "Gypsy Soul" is highlighted by his heartfelt - and accomplished - performance.  "I had no idea that there was such great, unrecognized talent out there," admits Rick.  "I'm gonna have to keep lookin' behind me now.  Some of these folks are really, really good."  Renfro is the happy recipient of the contest's Grand Prize Monster Energy Schecter guitar. 


British Country Music Association Honors Martha Moore With International Services To Industry Award

Nashville, TN (November 13, 2017) -- The British Country Music Awards honored Martha Moore with the International Services To Industry Award for her contributions to Country music.  Moore, President of so much MOORE media, a Nashville-based publicity and marketing firm, joins a prestigious list of honorees that includes Big Machine Records' President Scott Borchetta, the late Jeff Walker and Country Music Association Director of International Relations Bobbi Boyce.


Balsam Range Makes Magic with It's Christmas Time, Available Now

Nashville, TN (November 3, 2017) --World-renowned Bluegrass quintet BALSAM RANGE makes magic with their newest EP, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME.  The six-track outing spreads seasonal joy with a mix of contemporary and traditional tunes and features the beloved band in an unusual pairing with the Nashville Recording Orchestra.  Radio can ensure that IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME makes their holiday playlist by downloading from AirPlay Direct.  Fans can listen to a live stream now on Bluegrass Today, or purchase as the perfect Christmas gift HERE.


Rick Monroe Launches "Gypsy Soul" Contest

Nashville, TN (October 9, 2017) - Singer/songwriter Rick Monroe invites fans to sing from their "Gypsy Soul," via a contest that launches today on Facebook.  Entrants have until November 13 to film their own version of Rick's signature tune, post the video to Monroe's Facebook page and then solicit "likes."  The entrant with the most "likes" wins the contest.  Contest rules are explained in a YouTube video; fans can get a free download of "Gypsy Soul" by texting "Rick" to 38470, or by clicking HERE.  Lyrics are available on Monroe's FB page and website.


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's Josh Swift Wins IBMA Dobro Player of the Year Honor

Nashville, TN (September 29, 2017) - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's Josh Swift brought home the Instrumental Performer of the Year honor for his innovative Dobro skills last night at the 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards held at Raleigh, North Carolina's Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. 


Bernie Faulkner's Debut Video Is Red Hot "Pot Belly Stove

Nashville, TN (September 25, 2017) - Singer/songwriter Bernie Faulkner makes his video debut with the red hot "Pot Belly Stove."  The clip premieres globally this week on the syndicated hit television series, Bluegrass Ridge, and online today at"Pot Belly Stove" is Faulkner's first foray into the Bluegrass genre, and is the first single from his upcoming album.  Fans can purchase the track HERE, and radio can access via AirPlay Direct.  


IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME, Bluegrass Style As BALSAM RANGE Delivers New Music October 27

Nashville, TN (September 13, 2017) - World-renowned Bluegrass quintet BALSAM RANGE delivers an orchestrated holiday EP of contemporary and traditional tunes on October 27.  IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME features this award-winning band with the guest talents of the Nashville Recording Orchestra.  This is the group's first Christmas project, and the result is unexpected, magical, exciting, reflective and genuine.  Fans can pre-order HERE now to get in the holiday spirit early.


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's Life Is A Story Debuts on Billboard Chart

Nashville, TN (September 6, 2017) - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are enjoying the early days of a sweet September as their newest album, LIFE IS A STORY, sweeps onto the charts and continues to garner praise from tastemakers and fans alike.  The disc debuts on the BILLBOARD Bluegrass Album Chart at #6 and soars to #8 on the Roots Music Report Chart.  The first single release from the project, "Life To My Days," is also in a race up the charts, landing at #3 on the Roots Music Report Chart and rocketing to #9 on the Bluegrass Today Chart.  Fans can purchase the new music HERE now, and radio can access "Life To My Days" via AirPlay Direct.


Bernie Faulkner Fires Up Memories With "Pot Belly Stove"

Nashville, TN (September 6, 2017) - Singer/songwriter Bernie Faulkner fires up a host of memories with "Pot Belly Stove."  His first "official" Bluegrass outing, the track is a reflection on Faulkner's youth and the realities and recollections of a rural life in decades past.  "Pot Belly Stove" launched with a global premiere on Bluegrass Today; fans can purchase the single HERE, and radio can access via AirPlay Direct.  The single is from Bernie's upcoming album. 


The Grascals' BEFORE BREAKFAST Heats Up Charts, Lights Media Fire - Available Today

Nashville, TN (September 1, 2017) - Available today, The Grascals' newest album, BEFORE BREAKFAST, is heating up the charts and lighting a media fire.  Fans can purchase the Mountain Home Music Company offering HERE; radio can access the new music via AirPlay Direct


Top American Sister Trio Southern Halo To Perform At British Country Music Association Awards

London, England (August 31, 2017) -- Popular rockin' Country sister trio, Southern Halo, will be special guests of the British Country Music Association Awards on October 22.  The Americans, nominated in the International Act of the Year (Touring) award category, have also been invited to perform and to present an award to another of the evening's hopefuls.  The entertainers made quite a name for themselves on this side of the pond in June as London openers for superstar Dionne Warwick at the David Gest Memorial Concert.  In appreciation of their international fans' support and the gracious attentions of the BCMA, the siblings will release a new single, "Just Like In The Movies," exclusively to all UK radio outlets on September 1 - the same day that member voting begins for the BCMA Awards.  The special-release track, available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon, is from the group's upcoming 2018 album.


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's LIFE IS A STORY Drops Today

Nashville, TN (August 25, 2017) - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver find their newest album, LIFE IS A STORY, greeted with early chart action, exclusive features, television appearances and laudatory reviews.  The disc entered The Roots Music Report's Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart at #31 last week, and the album's first single, "Life To My Days," debuts today on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart at #23.  Fans can purchase the new music HERE now, and radio can access the band's current single, "Life To My Days," via AirPlay Direct.


The Grascals Explore Dark Side Of Love With New Single, "Sleepin' With The Reaper"

Nashville, TN (July 28, 2017) -- The Grascals explore the dark side of love with their newest radio release, "Sleepin' With The Reaper."  The track, the first single from their upcoming September 1 album, BEFORE BREAKFAST (Mountain Home Music Company), premieres today on Roughstock.  Radio can access the tune via AirPlay Direct, and fans who pre-order the music here will receive "Sleepin' With The Reaper" as an instant "grat track."  Nashville area concert-goers can catch the award-winning band at the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night. 


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Nominated For 2017 IBMA Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year Honors

Nashville, TN (July 26, 2017) - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are nominated in three categories for the 28th Annual IBMA Awards:  Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Josh Swift for Instrumental Performer of the Year - Dobro.  The organization announced the nominees today via their Facebook Live Stream and in conjunction with Sirius XM.  Winners will be announced during a gala awards presentation on September 28 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC.  Tickets are available now online


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bring A Little More "Life To My Days" With New Single

Nashville, TN (July 21, 2017) - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver bring a little more "Life To My Days" with the first radio release from their upcoming Mountain Home Music Company project, LIFE IS A STORY, due out August 25.  Popular online destination The Boot will premiere the song today; fans can pre-order the digital album release HERE and receive "Life To My Days" as an instant "grat-track."  Radio can access the single now via AirPlay Direct


The Grascals' BEFORE BREAKFAST A Fresh Brew Of Bluegrass Perfection - Due Out Sept. 1

Nashville, TN (July 7, 2017) - The Grascals' newest album, BEFORE BREAKFAST, offers fans a hot shot of diversity with a freshly brewed mix of Bluegrass perfection.  The 12-song collection will be available September 1.  Fans who pre-order HERE now will receive"Sleepin' With The Reaper" as a "grat track."



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