iDitty Announces Nu-Blu As Their First Totally Digital Client


iDitty is proud to announce Nu-Blu as their first totally digital client with their new album TEN. “The idea behind iDitty is to offer the touring musician a physical product they can sell at shows, said Dan Huff, CEO of iDitty.  “With CD sales continuing to decline, and the number of music downloads continuing to increase, the market requires a product that meets the needs of the musician and the music consumer. “

“There is no other product on the market that works the way iDitty does,” continued Dan. “My wife Kim deserves credit for the idea to make our product easy to use with a smartphone and tablet and suggested using an app that would support both iPhone and Android operating systems. iDitty allows the musician and record labels to control the content of their card.  Its design offers their fans more for their money by way of adding video and pictures that are not generally available on a CD. iDitty is ideal for the musician signed to a label or the independent musician.  iDitty offers more content and costs much less to produce than a CD.”

“It’s really exciting to be the first band to use this new technology. The iDitty card allows us to still offer our fans a memento of the show, and capture the sales on the merchandise, all while using a digital format.  The coolest part is that they allow us to go back and add videos and extras to the card at no extra cost to our fans!  It’s the perfect bridge to the digital word,” said Nu-Blu.

Not only is Nu-Blu celebrating their 10th anniversary with the new album TEN on Rural Rhythm Records, but they are now on THE TEN TOUR performing across the country. With their heavy tour schedule and exposure to music buyers, they are a perfect fit for iDitty.

“When Dan Huff and I first started to discuss approaching record labels, I immediately thought of Rural Rhythm Records. I’ve known Sam Passamano and his son Sammy 3 for several years. I know they are visionaries and forward thinkers. They understand the music business is changing and in order to stay on top you have to adapt. Dan has been working with Daniel Routh of Nu-Blu to get their project ready for their fans.  I consider it an honor to have Nu-Blu as our first totally digital client,” said Keith Roberts, Executive VP Marketing iDitty.

Music fans can get more information on Nu-Blu at, and follow them on Twitter (@nu-blu, #thetentour, #followlola) and like them on Facebook.

For label and indie artists interested in iDitty, please visit iditty.NET.

Dave Adkins & Republik Steele Debut at #7 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart

cd_artwork_dars_2012-200wRural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce Dave Adkins & Republik Steele make their debut at #7 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart with THAT’S JUST THE WAY I ROLL. Media has certainly welcomed this album with Cybergrass exclaiming, “This release isn’t HOT – it’s EXTREMELY HOT! Wow this is one of the finest new sounds I’ve heard in quite a while” and PARCBENCH stating Adkins “voice finds just the right nuance for each song, treating each as a unique musical portrait. His trustworthy vocals frame each with warmth and authenticity.”

THAT’S JUST THE WAY I ROLL has also received international Radio support with numerous tracks receiving airplay including the title track and first single release, “That’s Just The Way I Roll” along with other popular tracks like “Heartstrings,” “Rio,” “Get Em Up, “ and “Please Come To Boston.”

“I’m looking for my rubber stamp that says HIT and as soon as I find it I’m going to rubber stamp this album with HIT all over it. The song itself is just about the best introduction to the rest of the album you could find. Bluegrass to the Bone! Followed by Dave’s rendition of John Conlee’s Top-Ten country hit from 1978 which may be even better than the original, right on down to the last song on the album, The Storm, Dave Adkins’ name needs to be placed right up next to all of the great vocalists in the hall of honor,”  said Brian McNeal, Prescription Bluegrass Media.

slider-band-1Dave Adkins & Republik Steele has certainly emerged as one of the most talked about and exciting new acts in bluegrass music. The band received a 2013 SPBGMA award nomination as Entertaining Group of the Year along with Dave garnering his first nomination as the SPBGMA Male Vocalist of the Year. Their highly entertaining live performances have garnered them a heavy tour schedule and loyal fan base. Attendees of the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh this September will get a chance to see their exciting stage show as the band has been chosen as an Official WOB Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Artist.

Numerous promotional appearances including interviews on WSM Radio, Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction, Bobcat Country Radio, Blue Ridge Country, WSIP and events such as Dave’s performance of the National Anthem for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship – Nashville Regional at Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field have helped gain the band even more fans.

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New Single Release by Marty Raybon – “That Janie Baker” Now Out To Radio

MartyRaybon-300pxhtRural Rhythm Records has announced the new Bluegrass single, “That Janie Baker” by Marty Raybon & Full Circle released this week to radio via the label’s Fresh Cut & Key Tracks CD and available at The song appears on Marty’s straight-up new Bluegrass album, THE BACK FORTY, releasing in March 2013 celebrating his 40 years entertaining audiences around the world.

Radio stations will certainly be excited to hear the first single release from the album.  Terry Herd of Bluegrass Today and Bluegrass Radio Network just heard the tune and commented, “That Janie Baker’ is one of those songs you find yourself singing along with, even before you know the words.”

“My love for hard driving Bluegrass Music was fired up in the early 70’s when my Dad put in an old 8-track tape of Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys on. The excitement in the music seemed to leap out of the speakers,” said Marty.  “While writing ‘That Janie Baker,’ John Fountain and I were not trying to reinvent the wheel; we were trying to recreate the excitement I felt over 40 years ago. ‘That Janie Baker’ is really something else.”

This new album comes on the heels of Marty’s two previous albums releases on the label including SOUTHERN ROOTS & BRANCHES that includes the bluegrass chart single, “Dirt Road Heartache.” The song hit #1 on both the Bluegrass Today weekly chart and the Bluegrass Today Monthly chart last year and is the #3 song on Bluegrass Today’s Top 30 of 2012.  “Dirt Road Heartache” is also at #8 this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Songs chart.  Marty’s HAND TO THE PLOW (Rural Rhythm Christian) debuted at #16 last year on Billboard’s Country Christian Album Chart, and hit numerous Country, Southern Gospel, Christian and Bluegrass Charts on New Music Weekly, Christian Voice Magazine, Power Source Magazine, Cashbox Magazine, Christian Music Weekly, and many more.

Marty has certainly crossed so many genres of music in his 40 year career as evidenced by him leading the way with seven CGM Fan Award nominations by Christian Voice Magazine.  His categories include: Favorite Soloist, Favorite Male Vocalist, Favorite Crossover Artist, Favorite Musician, Favorite Song (I’ve Seen What He Can Do), Favorite Album (HAND TO THE PLOW), and Living Legend.  Fans can view the complete list of top ten nominees and CAST THEIR VOTE at

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Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Lonesome River Band Gearing Up for Huge Anniversary Celebration

Moonstruck Management is proud to present an Anniversary Evening celebrating Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out’s 20th Anniversary and Lonesome River Band’s 30th Anniversary.  This once in a lifetime event includes numerous announcements and surprises by both artists.  The event takes place September 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Nashville located at 322 Broadway, Nashville, TN  37201.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are excited to be celebrating their 20th Year with the recent release of their HIT CD, PRIME TYME on Rural Rhythm Records and a total of NINE nominations for this year’s IBMA Awards including nods for Album, Song, Entertainer and Vocal Group of the Year! They’ll be rolling into Nashville in high style with their new Prevost Bus and will announce the winner of the NAME THAT BUS! contest during their performance at the Anniversary Evening concert.

Lonesome River Band’s landmark 30th Anniversary includes three album releases this year – CHRONOLOGY Volumes One – Three on Rural Rhythm Records.  The band received several 2012 IBMA nominations including one for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for “Angeline the Baker” from their CHRONOLOGY, VOLUME ONE album, plus another nomination for Banjo Player of the Year by 4-time winner Sammy Shelor.  During the Anniversary Evening concert, the Lonesome River Band will reveal the results of their recent Fan Choice Poll where fans chose the songs that appear on VOLUME THREE scheduled for release October 16, 2012.

Commonly referred to as one of the funniest and most entertaining men in bluegrass, Blake Williams will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies. After spending the better part of his life as a professional bluegrass musician himself, he’s been given ample opportunity to share the stage and the road with both Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Lonesome River Band, where he has witnessed firsthand the incredible impact that these two bands have had on bluegrass music.

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Bill Monroe’s Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival June 9 – 16, 2012

The Mecca of Bluegrass Includes 8 Big Days of Entertainment with Over 55 Bands


The 46th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival will be held June 9 – 16, 2012 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom (Brown County), Indiana.  The 8-day event includes a stellar line-up of over 50 bluegrass bands, Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp, instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, and so much more.  Tickets can be purchased by phone (800) 414-4677 or at the park’s website: www.beanblossom.US

The 46th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival includes performances by:

Saturday, June 9

Tim Graves, Daryl Mosley and Farm Country, Newfound Road, Jesse McReynolds and Virginia Boys, Larry Stephenson Band, Gene Watson, Larry Gillis and Swamp Grass, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and Tommy Brown & County Line Grass.

Sunday, June 10

Marge Sullivan Family, Pastor Baggett, Cumberland River, Don Stanley and Middle Creek, Tommy Brown and County Line Grass, Volume Five, Chris Jones and Night Drivers, Grasstowne, Jr. Sisk and Rambler’s Choice, Darrell Webb Band

Monday, June 11

Bankester Family, Lonesome Highway, Common Strings, Moron Brothers, David Davis and Warrior River Boys, Ronnie Reno and Reno Tradition, Lonesome River Band, The Boxcars, Hill Benders

Tuesday, June 12

Don Rigsby and Midnight Call, Spinney Brothers, Jimmy Bowen and Santa Fe, Moron Brothers, Glen Bonham and Southern Tradition, Little Roy and Lizzy Show, Randy Waller and Country Gentlemen, The Expedition Show

Wednesday, June 13

Spinney Brothers, Wildwood Valley Boys, Goldwing Express, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Karl Shifflett & Big Country Show, Kenny & Amanda Smith, The Grascals, Longview, Special Consensus, and a great performance by our Boot Camp attendees at 4:30 pm.

Thursday, June 14

Kyle Ramey Band, Larry Efaw and Mountaineers, James King Band, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Karl Shifflett, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, David Parmley & Continental Divide, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Special Consensus

Friday, June 15

Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Dale Ann Bradley, Charlie Sizemore Band, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, JD Crowe & The New South, Ralph Stanley II, James King Band

Saturday, June 16

Magnolia Drive, Tommy Sells & Big Country Show, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Tony Rice Unit, JD Crowe and Former New South Reunion Show

The YOUTH BLUEGRASS BOOT CAMP takes place June 11-13, 2012.  The camp is open to ages 6-18 years and offers over 15 hours of professional instruction in all levels, beginner through advanced for Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle, Bass and Mandolin.  The event is sponsored by CIBA, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Martin Guitars, and the Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundation.  For anyone interested in becoming a sponsor or requesting more information on the camp, please contact Sarah Wasson via email

Last year, the Bill Monroe Music Park celebrated the 100th anniversary of Bill Monroe’s birth with a live album recording by Rural Rhythm Records.  The album has been released, is available for sale at BeanBlossom.US and is also available for purchase at the park.  This incredible live performance tribute album was produced by Sammy Shelor (Lonesome River Band) and includes performances by: Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & III Tyme Out, Lou Reid & Carolina, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Blue Moon Rising, Grasstowne, Brand New Strings, Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Express, Carolina Road, and more.

Sam Jackson, George Riddle, and the legendary Tommy Lamb will emcee the event.  Sound will be provided by Tom Feller and J&R Productions.

The Bill Monroe Music Park is located at 5163 SR 135N, Bean Blossom, Indiana  46160.  For  more information including purchasing tickets, directions, complete schedule, and more, please visit:  or www.beanblossom.US

The 45th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival is sponsored by:
Dillman Furniture, Martin Guitars, and Hope River Entertainment.

Loudoun Bluegrass Festival features Award-Winning Lonesome River Band

LONESOME RIVER BAND will headline the 3rd Annual Loudoun Bluegrass Festival on May 12, 2012 at the  Loudoun County 4H Fairgrounds,  just outside Leesburg, VA.  The event begins at 10:00 am and continues until 9:00 pm featuring numerous bands, BBQ, open jam sessions, kids’ shows, workshops, and pickin’ contests with cash prizes. The Loudoun Bluegrass Festival is presented by Rotary Club of Dulles International Airport. All profits help pay tuition for deserving local students who otherwise could not afford college.

Lonesome River Band is lead by Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, Sammy Shelor who is a 4-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year Award, and most recently won the Steve Martin Award for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass which was presented on the Late Show with David Letterman last November. 

In addition, other nationally-recognized bands, Big Chimney, The Hot Seats and the Chance McCoy Band will perform at the festival.

Pickin’ competitions in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar and Mandolin will showcase some incredible talent. Grammy™ award winning bluegrass artist, John Starling, a founding member of the Seldom Scene will serve as one of the judges in the competition. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each discipline.

Workshops will be provided by well-known local musicians. See for more information on how to pre-register for the workshops and contests as well as for more information and any of the activities.

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Loudoun County 4H Fairgrounds is in a beautiful, park-like setting, just outside Leesburg VA. The Main Stage for the Festival will be inside the large Show Barn, with plenty of room for a large crowd. The smaller barns on the grounds will provide space for the many jam sessions and workshops during the day. Last year, the weather was warm and sunny, and there was plenty of music and fun, inside and out.

New for this year – Local artisans will display and sell their wares. Again this year, local wineries will offer their tastings, and will sell their wine by the glass, bottle or case.  And, the charity “Clipped Wings” will sell draft beer and soft drinks raising funds for the Special Olympics.

More new events this year will be children’s activities and with shows especially for kids. Also included will be a ‘Barn Dance’ called by Tom Hinds with great live old-time music performed by The Chance McCoy Band. The barbecue will be prepared and served by Carolina Brothers BBQ of Ashburn.

About Rotary Club: Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.

Please visit to purchase tickets, sign up for contest and preview the bands.  Tickets are $15 online ($20) at the gate $8 for age 7 -13 and free for 6 and under.

Lonesome River Band includes the talents of Sammy Shelor, Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove, Barry Reed and Randy Jones.  The band is celebrating their new album, CHRONOLOGY, VOLUME ONE on Rural Rhythm Records.

Carrie Hassler To Kick Off New Album At CD Release Block Party In Pikeville, TN April 28, 2012

Award-winning female vocalist, CARRIE HASSLER will kick off her new album, THE DISTANCE at a CD Release Block Party on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in downtown Pikeville, TN at 4:00 pm.  The event will include performances by DALE ANN BRADLEY, STEVE GULLEY, Harlan, Kentucky based national touring act and fellow Rural Rhythm Records label-mate, CUMBERLAND RIVER, and many more special guests.  This free event will take place in downtown Pikeville adjacent to Carrie’s family owned restaurant, LITTLE MAGGIE’S.

THE DISTANCE releases April 24, 2012 and showcases Carrie’s tremendous vocal talent which to date has produced #1 songs and chart hits around the world.  The album includes the award-winning talents of: Tim Stafford (guitar); Ron Stewart (banjo); Justin Moses (fiddle); Alan Bibey (mandolin); Mark Fain (bass); Mark Laws (Percussion); Dale Ann Bradley (harmony vocals), and the album’s producer Steve Gulley (harmony vocals).

The songs on this special new project were especially written for Carrie by some of today’s top songwriters including:  Carl Jackson, Tim Stafford, Steve Gulley, Mark Wheeler, Jennifer Strickland, Bobby K. Boyd and Ashley McBryde.  Tracks include: “Luxury Liner,” “All I Have To Do Is Breathe,” “Catch My Breath,” “Keep Your Memory Warm,” “Eugene & Diane,” “Give Me Love,” “Get Me Over You,” and “The Distance.”

Fans will no doubt be thrilled to hear her wide range of musical styles that represent her incredible vocal talent and diversity as she performs heart and soul love songs, beautiful ballads, Patsy Cline Country, Country Inspirational, to a hard driving bluegrass song.

Carrie’s previous albums on Rural Rhythm Records earned her a string of #1s on a wide variety of radio charts including: “I Can Go Back Anytime,”  “Faith & Hope,” “Country Strong,”  “Leaving You Behind,”  “Second Chances,” “Least That I Can Do,” along with Top 10 hits and fan favorites such as “Seven Miles From Wichita” and “Going on the Next Train.”

Carrie Hassler is nationally sponsored by Chattanooga, TN based company MOON PIE.  For more information on Carrie, please visit and  For media and booking requests, please contact

New single by Lonesome River Band

New Single Release by Lonesome River Band
“Close The Door Lightly When You Go” – Now Out to Radio

First single is from their upcoming album, CHRONOLOGY, Volume One

Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce a new single release, “Close the Door Lightly When You Go” by Lonesome River Band from their upcoming album, CHRONOLOGY, Volume One set for release February 28, 2012.  The song was penned by Eric Anderson and includes the a-list talents of Sammy Shelor: (Banjo); Randy Jones (Lead Vocal, Mandolin); Brandon Rickman (Harmony Vocal, Guitar); Mike Hartgrove (Fiddle); Barry Reed (Harmony Vocal, Bass); and produced by Lonesome River Band.  The song is now available to radio via and will be  released this week on the label’s Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks radio CD.

To commemorate Lonesome River Band’s thirty year milestone, a special 30th anniversary retrospective collection titled CHRONOLOGY will have the group recording 24 songs, to be released in a series of three 8-song EPs – one for each decade of the group’s existence.  The material will lean heavily on updated versions of many of the LRB’s most popular songs during each decade, reprised by the current group.  “Close The Door Lightly When You Go” is the first single for the first volume in the CHRONOLOGY series.

Lonesome River Band has two previous albums on Rural Rhythm including their most recent album, STILL LEARNING (2010),and their previous release, NO TURNING BACK (2008).  They were also involved in two live album projects for the label including: the recently released A BILL MONROE 100TH YEAR CLEBRATIONLIVE AT BEAN BLOSSOM (2011), produced by Sammy Shelor; plus THE ALL-STAR JAM – LIVE AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN (2010), produced by Mark Newton, album that received four 2010 award nominations by the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) including a nomination for ALBUM OF THE YEAR.

Lonesome River Band remains in high demand for their live performances (watch video) where they continue to thrill audiences at concert halls, music festivals, Performing Arts Centers, TV shows, as well as their recent performance on the Grand Ole Opry.

In November 2011, the Lonesome River Band with special guest, Steve Martin performed on The Late Show with David Letterman in celebration of Sammy Shelor’s award for The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.  Martin and Shelor sat down with the late night host who proudly displayed the award followed by an incredible performance of “Molly” (NO TURNING BACK) by band members, Brandon Rickman (lead vocals and guitar), Mike Hartgrove (fiddle), Barry Reed (bass and harmony vocals), Randy Jones (mandolin and harmony vocals) along with Steve Martin and Sammy Shelor on banjo.

For more information on the Lonesome River Band including upcoming tour dates, please visit where you can also view live performance VIDEOS.

Booking for Lonesome River Band is provided by Roe Entertainment with publicity services provided by Hope River Entertainment.  For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit

The Roys Sign Production Deal With ValCom Studios For A New, Music-Driven Television Variety Show

Bluegrass dynamos, The Roys, have signed a production deal with ValCom Studios for a new, weekly music-driven variety show. Lee and Elaine Roy will appear and perform on the 30-minute show titled, Roots And Music With The Roys, with the inaugural 13 episodes to be taped in Nashville early next year. The show has already been picked up by over 120 stations nationwide, landing The Roys a potential 40 million cable and broadcast household viewers.  Vince Vellardita, CEO-President of ValCom Studios says, “Elaine and Lee are incredibly talented. There are no shows on the air like this one, and it’s the perfect vehicle to expand The Roys’ career.”

“Our mission has been to spread the ‘joy’ of Bluegrass, and this show will certainly help us bring this iconic American musical style to many new listeners,” says Lee.  The duo has enjoyed enormous success at radio and at retail, and Elaine calls the new show “an incredible opportunity.”

The episodes will be presented in true “variety” format, with each show including a performance by The Roys, humanitarian features, a festival event highlight segment, plus a guest musical artist, interview, and a closing jam session. Roots And Music With The Roys will focus on Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots formats.

The Roys are uniquely qualified to act as ambassadors for their genre; the duo was recently named 2011 Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year at the ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards show, and were previously honored with the ICM’s Duo of the Year Award in 2010 and 2009. Their recent hit, “Coal Minin’ Man” rocketed up the Bluegrass charts, landing at #1 on Power Source’s Bluegrass Top 35 Chart, #1 on HotDiscInternational Top 40 Chart, #3 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s National Bluegrass Survey and #4 on Bluegrass Music Profiles’ Top 30 Singles Chart.

The Roys start 2012 with their first-ever shows in Australia:
01/25/2012      Tamworth, Australia /Tamworth City Council Outdoor Show
01/26/2012      Tamworth, Australia /The Family Inn
01/27/2012      Tamworth, Australia /Tamworth Country Music Festival, Toyota Stage
01/29/2012      Tamworth, Australia /Tamworth City Council Outdoor Show

Following their return from Australia, The Roys will launch a busy U.S. touring season, which includes festivals and fairs and co-hosting duties at the Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament with Tennessee Titans’ Rob Bironas in April.

Fans can learn more about Lee and Elaine at

ABOUT ValCom, Inc. (Ticker Symbol: VLCO)
Formed in 1983 and based in Clearwater, Florida, ValCom, Inc. is a diversified, fully-integrated, independent entertainment company. Through its operating divisions and subsidiaries, ValCom, Inc. creates and operates full-service facilities that accommodate film, television and commercial productions.  The company’s four divisions comprise television and film production, broadcasting (My Family TV Network), distribution, and live theatre. ValCom’s client list consists of major industry players such as MGM, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Disney, CBS, Sony, NBC, Phantom of the Opera, HSN and more.

Helmed by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vince Vellardita, ValCom, Inc. has acquired property and studios in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. Vellardita has been instrumental in acquiring over 10,000 titles of Film and Television series, and ownership of television station KVPS (Palm Springs). ValCom, Inc. maintains long-term relationships with Paramount Pictures, CBS television’s “JAG” and “NCISseries, andWalt Disney’s Sabans “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”  Vellardita began his career as a fast-paced music producer and promoter of over 200 live events and concertswith some of the biggest acts in the world.  He has also produced a  Special White House Presidential Campaign, the Super Bowl 2006 Motown Rap Show, The Beach Boys 40th Anniversary Special, an MGM Grand Special, and the 50th Anniversary of Michel Legrand and Friends show.

Media Contacts for The Roys:
Martha E. Moore email, 615-746-3994, so much MOORE media
Kirt Webster, email 615-777-6995 x230, Webster & Associates
Radio: Sammy Passamano III, email
Album Available to radio via Airplay Direct or by request
Album & Label Publicity:  Hope River Entertainment, Penni McDaniel, email, 678.377.3298

Special Guest Vince Gill Added to August 23rd Lyrics for Lyric Benefit Show

Mark Newton’s August 23rd Lyrics for Lyric Benefit Show to Feature Vince Gill; Rural Rhythm Recording Artists: The Roys, Mason Douglas, Brandon Rickman; plus Keven Denney and The Wells Band

The Mark Newton’s Lyrics for Lyric Benefit Show will be packed with talent for the August 23rd outing at the “Man VS. Food” famed venue, Roosters TX Style BBQ & Steakhouse, featuring Rural Rhythm recording artists, The Roys, Brandon Rickman and Mason Douglas. Also taking the Roosters stage will be Kevin Denney and The Wells Band.

Mason Douglas

Tuesday, August 23rd Lyrics for Lyric show will be the ninth installment of the monthly benefit concert series at Roosters TX Style BBQ & Steakhouse, located at 123 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN. 37203, and hosted by Mark Newton, IBMA Award winning Stylist/ Musician and one of today’s most respected interpreters of bluegrass music. Each month is jam packed with Nashville’s best established talent in the Country, Bluegrass, Americana and Roots genres to benefit the Lyric Frizzell Foundation established after two year old Lyric Alana Frizzell was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of Leukemia. After spending 6 months undergoing harsh chemo treatments at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Lyric is now in what’s called a “partial remission”, which simply

means she has responded well to the chosen chemo treatment. She now frequents the Vanderbilt Cancer Clinic on a monthly basis and will doso for the next 3 and ½ years. If she can reach the 5 year mark without a relapse, she will be declared in full remission.

The Roys

A $10 benefit charge will be taken at the door and go to the Lyric Frizzell Foundation.

7:00 pm – The Wells Band
8:00 pm – Vince Gill, Kevin Denney and Rural Rhythm Records Artists Brandon Rickman & Mason Douglas
9:00 pm – Rural Rhythm Records Artists The Roys

Past shows have featured such stars as Jamie Johnson, Marty Raybon, Bo Bice, Carl Jackson, Trent Tomlinson, Claire Lynch, Cia Cheryholmes, Missy Raines, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Michael Peterson, Whitney Duncan and Billy Yates.  As the show has grown, so has the talent level and sponsorship support from companies such as TKL Cases, D’Addario Strings, Double E Promotions, Rural Rhythm Records and Paige Capo and Sideman Show.

Brandon Rickman

For more information on Lyrics for Lyric, Corey & Lyric Frizzell, Mark Newton, Rooster’s, Alane Anno Photography, TKL Cases, D’Addario Strings, Rural Rhythm Records, My TV Now or Double E Promotions please visit the following websites: