International Acoustic Music Awards

October 30, 2013 / 0 comments

The 10th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) deadline is fast approaching. IAMA promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, AirplayAccess.com, Acoustica, SongU, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show, NoisyPlanet, Sonicbids, Broadjam and XM…

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Town Mountain Top Honors

October 30, 2013 / 0 comments

Town Mountain received an IBMA Momentum award for Band of the Year and the band’s lead vocalist, Robert Greer, also received a Momentum award for Male Vocalist of the Year. The Momentum Awards focus on artists and business people who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music. IBMA Momentum Awards are intended…

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Junior Sisk VA Music Hall Of Fame

November 27, 2012 / 0 comments

Virginia native, Junior Sisk was honored by his home-state and colleagues during a ceremony in Chesterfield, Virginia on Friday, September 14th. Sigrid Williams of the Virginia Folk Music Hall of Fame presented Sisk with a plaque during a performance by his band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, officially honoring Sisk as the 2012 Virginia Folk…

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Crooked Road Receives “Bluegrass Innovator” Award

November 27, 2012 / 0 comments

Abingdon, Va.  – The Crooked Road (TCR) recently received a Foundation For Bluegrass Music “Bluegrass Innovator” grant award for 2013. The $2,000 award will assist with the creation of a Traditional Music Artists Roster and implementation of School Assembly Programs through TCR’s Traditional Music Education Program (TMEP). Foundation For Bluegrass Music grants for 2013 have been…

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Unsigned Only Music Competition

March 13, 2012 / 3 comments

Due to overwhelming demand, the inaugural Unsigned Only Music Competition has extended its deadline to enter until April 11, 2012. Designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major record label, Unsigned Only’s goal is to find an outstanding, talented performing artist: a band, singer, or solo artist…a newcomer or veteran…raw or…

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Ray Houser Music Scholarship

March 5, 2012 / 1 comment

The Staunton Music Guild officially opened the application process for the newly established Ray Houser Scholarship on March 5. The scholarship fund was established in 2011 by the Staunton Music Guild in honor of Mr. Houser’s dedication to radio broadcasting, music, and his steadfast commitment towards helping others in his Shenandoah Valley community. Ray Houser…

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Dale Ann Bradley Female Vocalist Of The Year

October 10, 2011 / 0 comments

Compass Record’s Dale Ann Bradley collected her fourth “Female Vocalist of the Year” award.   Bradley just released Somewhere South of Crazy, praised by The Sunday edition of The New York Times with, “One of the most delicate female vocalists in bluegrass…the highlight is ‘Come Home Good Boy’, and affecting, quietly enraged song about sending a…

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Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers; Entertainer of the Year

October 10, 2011 / 0 comments

Burlington, MA – Rounder recording artists garnered multiple awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) at last Thursday’s 22nd Annual awards show held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers were named Entertainer of the Year – an award that they were “really honored” to win and…

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Country Music Hall Of Fame To Honor Stanley Brothers

August 9, 2011 / 0 comments

“To most folks, Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia, probably doesn’t mean much, however to those who have an enduring respect and admiration for bluegrass music today, or even an abiding admiration for those who made it possible for us to ‘remember’ what America’s musical culture was all about before it became the property of giant corporations and greed interests,…

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Rural Rhythm Records Relocating To Tennessee

July 13, 2011 / 65 comments

Rural Rhythm Records is relocating from the Los Angeles, CA area to Mt. Juliet, TN.  During the next week, the office phone lines will be down, but can be reached on their cell phones.  There will be limited email access during the transition.  The label’s current PO Box in CA will be kept open until…

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