Women in Bluegrass Attract National Attention

Women in Bluegrass Attract International Attention
Features by WAMU Radio and Bluegrass Music Profiles

Years ago, anyone would be hard pressed to find so many talented women in bluegrass garnering so much attention, but Mike Kear of Pacific Bluegrass Network in Australia had plenty of music to choose from when planning a feature radio show dedicated to WOMEN IN BLUEGRASS. This special radio program will air on WAMU Radio beginning tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, 2008 and will be rebroadcast five more times next week and has their complete schedule at the WAMU website. The three hour show will include either all-female or female-lead music and also feature the brand new CD, “Bluegrass Bouquet,” the third album by the Daughters of Bluegrass, produced by Dixie, Hall, Frances Mooney and Paula Wolak..

Bluegrass Bouquet”, includes over 50 women in bluegrass featuring the 2007 and 2008 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year award winner, Dale Ann Bradley along with Frances Mooney, Lorraine Jordan, Jeanette Williams, Rhonda Vincent, Michelle Nixon, Dixie Hall, Gena Britt, Beth Stephens, Valerie Smith, Becky Buller, Beth Lawrence, Mindy Rakestraw, Lizzy Long, Sonya Isaacs, Heather Berry, Gloria Bell, Becky Isaacs Bowman, Stacy York, Sierra Hull, Jeanie Stanley (the daughter of the great Carter Stanley) and so many more. For more information on the Daughters of Bluegrass, please visit www.daughtersofbluegrass.com

The November/December 2008 Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine is pleased to announce their third annual Women in Bluegrass issue will feature Carrie Hassler, one of bluegrass music’s most gifted female vocalist. Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain jumped on the scene several years ago with their Billboard Bluegrass Chart debut album on Rural Rhythm Records and the label just released the groups new CD, CHHR2 that that just made its debut at #3 on Billboard Bluegrass Top 50 Album Chart.

Also included in BMP Magazine is the extremely talented singer and songwriter, Jeanette Williams who is also enjoying high praises for her brand new CD, Thank You for Caring (Blue Circle Records). Jeanette is currently featured on the WAMU website’s Musicians Tips section this month.  Nashville journalist Jon Weisberger said, It’s always a pleasure to hear new music from Jeanette Williams, but this latest batch is outstanding.  Whether it’s traditional-sounding or contemporary, she’s got a great ear for a great song and the voice to really make each one come alive.”

Other magazine features include: Sierra Hull; Next Best Thing featuring Rhonda Vincent’s daughters Sally and Tensel Sandker; Shop Talk with Casey Henry; Bluegrass Favorites with Molly Kate Cherryholmes and Beth Stevens; Promoter Profile with Chris Palmer; Songwriter Profile with Donna Ulisse; and DJ Profile with Andrea Bradstreet. For more information on this special Women in Bluegrass issue, please visit:

Links you might want to check out:

Hope River Entertainment
Daughters of Bluegrass
Blue Circle Records

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