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Drivin' N' Cryin' to release their first record in twelve years "GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE FACTORY," September 29TH

Drivin' N' Cryin' to release their first record in twelve years "GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE FACTORY," September 29TH

“Crunching hard rock is the drivin’ part, brittle countryish balladry the cryin’, with the two linked by a heavy dose of Led Zeppelinphilia. If Paul Westerberg had grown up worshiping Angus Young instead of Alex Chilton, the Replacements might sound something like this youthful Atlanta trio.” Rolling Stone review of Whisper Tames the Lion ATLANTA, […]

Alison Krauss and Union Station to Perform at the White House

Alison Krauss and Union Station to Perform at the White House

Burlington, MA – On Tuesday, July 21 Rounder recording artist, Alison Krauss and Union Station will participate in the ongoing White House music series celebrating the arts and demonstrating the importance of arts education. This event will feature Country Music artists Alison Krauss and Union Station and Brad Paisley. Krauss and Paisley will participate in […]

WXPN Spins New SLIMFIT Single

WXPN Spins New SLIMFIT Single

Tastemaking station gets exclusive airplay of “Damp Powder,” the newest song from beloved alt-country band Listen to “Damp Powder” at myspace. July 2, 2009 – WXPN, the nationally recognized tastemaker for Triple-A radio, launches today the debut of “Damp Powder,” the newest single from roots rock workhorses SLIMFIT. In addition to receiving airplay throughout the […]

Yim Yames salutes Harrison, saves America

Yim Yames salutes Harrison, saves America

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is a busy, busy dude. His first in a slew of mostly altruistic musical projects under the name “Yim Yames” is Tribute To…, an EP homage to former Beatle George Harrison, featuring acoustic covers of his songs. The EP will benefit the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, a shelter for […]

Song of the Summer (So Far)

Song of the Summer (So Far)

With the summer reaching the halfway point, it’s time we took a look at some of the best seasonal jams and eventually decide whose sonic cuisine reigns supreme. Things could very well change by September, but let’s take a look at the candidates so far. Kenny Chesney –– “Out Last Night” The obvious frontrunner. New […]

George Strait New Album "Twang" set to release 8/11/09

George Strait New Album "Twang" set to release 8/11/09

The King of Country returns with TWANG, the follow-up to his #1, platinum-certified Troubadour, which was named “Best Country Album” at the 2009 Grammy Awards. George has sold over 67 million albums throughout his record-breaking career and currently sits in third place on the all-time platinum/multi-platinum album certification list, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. […]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 9 lineup too legit to quit

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 9 lineup too legit to quit

There are far too few places in this world where Stetsons and Hammer pants can successfully coexist. On October 2-4, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park will become one of them with this year’s Strictly Bluegrass Festival. The festival, now in its ninth year, has a more extensive, eclectic and full-on excellent lineup than ever. Oh, […]

TANYA TUCKER RELEASES MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, MY TURN

TANYA TUCKER RELEASES MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, MY TURN

The Time Life ‘Saguaro Road Records’ Release Reconstructs Classic Country – In Stores Now Nashville, TN — One of country music’s greatest legends, Tanya Tucker, has just released her much anticipated new CD, My Turn, on Saguaro Road Records.  On this new album Tucker takes classic country songs originally recorded by the all time great […]

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW TO RELEASE FIRST EVER LIVE CONCERT DVD, LIVE AT THE ORANGE PEEL AND TENNESSEE THEATRE, ON AUGUST 18, 2009

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW TO RELEASE FIRST EVER LIVE CONCERT DVD, LIVE AT THE ORANGE PEEL AND TENNESSEE THEATRE, ON AUGUST 18, 2009

THE BIG SURPRISE TOUR, FEATURING OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE (f/t GILLIAN WELCH), THE FELICE BROTHERS & JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, KICKS OFF AUGUST 4, 2009 July 1, 2009 (New York, NY) — Most loved for their infectious live shows, Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS) will release their first live concert DVD, Live at […]

CHUCK RAGAN SET TO RELEASE NEW FULL LENGTH 'GOLD COUNTRY' SEPT.1, 2009

CHUCK RAGAN SET TO RELEASE NEW FULL LENGTH 'GOLD COUNTRY' SEPT.1, 2009

CHUCK’S ANNUAL ‘REVIVAL TOUR’ WILL KICK OFF THIS FALL Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2009. For most of us the phrase Gold Country evokes memories of the 49ers who flocked to California by boat and covered wagon in order to seek fortune for themselves and their families. Chuck Ragan’s latest disc may be coming […]

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 8th ANNUAL AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS SHOW

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE  8th ANNUAL AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS SHOW

SHOW SLATED FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT LEGENDARY RYMAN AUDITORIUM The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for the trade organization’s 2009 Honors and Awards ceremony today at its annual celebration at BMI Nashville. The show, in its eighth year, will be held Thursday, September 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Legendary Mandolin […]

Yonder Mountain String Band Take “Joyful and Irreverent” (LA Times) Live Show on The Road for Summer Tour

Yonder Mountain String Band Take “Joyful and Irreverent” (LA Times) Live Show on The Road for Summer Tour

Yonder Mountain String Band, whose “joyful and irreverent” (LA Times) live shows “leave you worn out, danced-out, grinning and begging for more” (Tulsa World), kicked off their nationwide tour this past weekend with three shows in Telluride, CO. They’re on the road through September, including several dates supporting Dave Matthews Band. The four-piece band of […]

Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Loggins, Patty Griffin, To Appear on "Legends & Lyrics" Show July 4

Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Loggins, Patty Griffin,  To Appear on "Legends & Lyrics" Show July 4

New Weekly Series Features Performances and Interviews with Hit Songwriters, Legendary Artists An all star cast of Country superstars will be appearing on a new singer-songwriter series called “Legends & Lyrics,” airing Saturday, July 4 at 10 p.m. on local Nashville public television channel WNPT. The program, which debuted on May 9, pairs legendary songwriters […]

Dolly Parton Goes Platinum in the U.K.

Dolly Parton Goes Platinum in the U.K.

As DOLLY PARTON readies her DOLLY LIVE IN LONDON CD/DVD for an anticipated early November release worldwide on Dolly Records, the iconic superstar’s overseas success is re-underlined as The Very Best of Dolly Parton has been certified platinum in the U.K., with sales of over 300,000 copies. DOLLY LIVE IN LONDON also features the singer, […]