IBMA World of Bluegrass Performances – You are invited!

ibma-hoperiverCongratulations to Lonesome River Band, Sammy Shelor, Larry Cordle, Volume Five, and Adkins & Loudermilk on their 2015 IBMA Award Nominations and to Detour and Donna Hughes as Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Artists!  We invite you to this week’s performances during the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh including some exciting showcases with Trinity River Band!

Tuesday, Sept 29
10:20pm – Donna Hughes and Jacob Burleson at Convention Center, Room 304

Wednesday, Sept 30
11:30 am – Lonesome River Band performing at the Momentum Awards Brunch in Convention Center

2:00pm-5:00pm – Mountain Home’s Welcome Home Party at Convention Center, Rooms 305 A&B (Sammy Shelor performing around 4:00 pm

7:00 pm – Donna Hughes Band at Convention Center Master’s Workshop Stage

9:00 pm – Donna Hughes Band at Tir Na Nog

11:00 pm – Detour at Lincoln Theatre

11:00 pm – Donna Hughes Band at The Pour House

12:30 AM – Trinity River Band at IBMA After Hours Showcase @ Raleigh Convention Center, University Room

1:00 am – Lonesome River Band at Crooked Road Ramble at the Architect Bar

Friday, October 2, 2015
12:45 pm – Orthophonic Joy Showcase with Larry Cordle, OJ House Band, Ashley & Shannon Campbell, Corbin Hayslett, The Virginia Luthiers, The Shotgun Rubies, and The Church Sisters at the Red Hat Amphitheater

2:45 pm – Larry Stephenson Band at Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival, Davie Street Stage

8:00 pm – Volume Five at Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival, Davie Street Stage

11:00 pm – Trinity River Band at After Hours Showcase Event presented by National Media Services and Orange Blossom Records at Raleigh Marriott City Center, Congressional Room.
Be sure to visit DETOUR and DONNA HUGHES at their trade show booths and TRINITY RIVER BAND at the National Media Services booth in the Convention Center

Adkins & Loudermilk to Host Inaugural Anderson County Halloween BooGrass Bash Festival October 29-31, 2015

boograss-headerAdkins & Loudermilk will host the inaugural Anderson County Halloween BooGrass Bash October 29-31, 2015. Feel free to wear your best Halloween costume for the BooGrass Bash Costume Party and enjoy the spooktacular performances by: Lonesome River Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Adkins & Loudermillk, Balsam Range, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Boxcars, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Flatt Lonesome, Sideline, Marksmen Quartet, and more.

The BooGrass Bash will be held at the Anderson County Civic Center located at 3027 Martin Luther King Blvd., Anderson, South Carolina. Tickets are $30 (daily), $75 (3-day pass) and can be purchased in advance at

Adkins & Loudermilk are also proud to announce the BooGrass Bash Band Competition with over $3,000 in prizes. Bring the kids for the BooGrass Youth Camp, daily contest, great food and more activities.

Camping is available with 60 full hook up campsites and 120 self-contained campsites, along with many hotel options in Anderson. For tickets and camping, please call 864-260-4800.


Thursday, October 29, 2015
Contest – 10:00am-3:00pm
Marksmen Quartet – 4:00pm-5:30pm
Sideline – 5:45pm-7:15pm
Adkins & Loudermilk – 7:30pm-9:00pm
Balsam Range – 9:15pm-10:45pm

Friday, October 30, 2015
Contest – 10:00am-2:00pm
Lonesome River Band – 2:20-3:05pm, 5:05-5:50pm
Marty Raybon – 3:15-4:00pm, 6:00-6:45pm
Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice – 4:10-4:55pm, 6:55-7:40pm
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver – 7:50-9:20pm
Adkins & Loudermilk – 9:30-11:00pm

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Workshops/Youth Camp Activities – 10:00am-2:00pm
Flatt Lonesome – 2:20pm-3:05pm, 5:05-5:50pm
The Boxcars – 3:15-4:00pm, 6:00-6:45pm
Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out – 4:10-4:55pm, 6:55-7:40pm
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage – 7:50-9:20pm
Adkins & Loudermilk – 9:30pm-11:00pm
For more information on the Anderson County BooGrass Bash, please visit

adkins-loudermilk-smallThe powerhouse band Adkins & Loudermilk just received an Award Nomination the International Bluegrass Music Association in the Emerging Artist of the Year category. To watch live performance videos and get more information , please visit, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Adkins & Loudermilk Receive IBMA Award Nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year


One of bluegrass music’s most talked about new groups, Adkins & Loudermilk, has received an International Bluegrass Music Association Award Nomination as Emerging Artist of the Year. The six piece band, led by Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk, also includes the talents of Glen Crain, Jeff Autry, Zack Autry and Barry Crabtree who have been busy touring the country promoting the Adkins & Loudermilk album released earlier this year on Mountain Fever Records.

“I can’t thank the IBMA members enough for thinking of Edgar and myself when casting their ballots. That means the world to us. We’ve had an incredible time out on the road this year and we are still amazed at positive responses we get at shows from our friends (fans) and the support of radio stations around the world,” said Adkins.

The 2015 IBMA Awards will be presented Thursday, October 1 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. For tickets and information on the full week of bluegrass events, please visit

Radio stations have also been supportive resulting in six tracks from Adkins & Loudermilk appearing on six different radio charts including Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Weekly & Monthly Charts, SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks, Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Songs, Cashbox Magazine’s Top 10 Bluegrass Songs, Power Source Magazine’s Top 30 Song charts. The first two single releases, “Backside of Losing” with lead vocals by Adkins and “Georgia Mountain Man,” with Loudermilk taking the reign, continue to climb the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 National Bluegrass Survey Chart.

For a complete tour schedule, videos, photos and more information on Adkins & Loudermilk, visit, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. In the meantime, check out this performance video from the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Manteo, North Carolina from last year.  The festival received a 2015 IBMA Award Nomination this year for Festival/Event of the year.

Mountain Fever Records Releases Debut, Self-titled Album from Adkins & Loudermilk

Adkins & Loudermilk album cover 2015Mountain Fever Records announces the release of the debut, self-titled album from Adkins & Loudermilk. This highly anticipated project has already produced a chart-making first single with “Backside of Losing.”

What started out as two impressive solo careers has morphed into what is already being described as a powerhouse team of vocals and songwriting. Dave Adkins has already had a successful career fronting his former band, Republik Steel, and Edgar Loudermilk has been known as one of the most solid bass-playing vocalists in bluegrass, having toured extensively with the likes of Rhonda Vincent, Marty Raybon and IIIrd Tyme Out. But when Adkins & Loudermilk met a couple years ago and began melding their talents of singing and songwriting together, it became clear to them that forming a new duo was much more musically exciting for them than going it alone. So in 2013, the two officially launched their band and set out touring while still promoting successful solo projects on Mountain Fever Records. Since the band’s formal beginning, the duo has been delighting audiences across the country gaining faithful fans who have patiently waited two years for the release of their debut album, appropriately titled Adkins & Loudermilk.

This new album features 12 songs that, by design, give equal due to both men as individual artists, while still shining a spotlight on their collective talents. The balance of Adkins’ growling, rock-tinged vocals combined with the bluegrass tenor vocal chops of Loudermilk, will offer listeners ample opportunity to enjoy all aspects of Adkins & Loudermilk. The album kicks off with back to back, decidedly bluegrass numbers, “Georgia Mountain Man,” sung by Loudermilk, and “Cut The Rope” featuring Adkins. With writing credits going to both men throughout, the album also features strong contributions from other writers of note including David Morris, Mark Brinkman and Hoyt Axton, among others. “Backside of Losing,” the first single from the album written by Adkins and Mark Brinkman, has already been a hit with radio programmers and fans, making its debut on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Songs chart. One of the strongest songs and performances from the project is “Weeds,” written by David Morris and Chris Dockins, and a winner in this year’s “Hazel Dickens Song Contest.” From bluegrass to blues, up-tempos to ballads, Adkins & Loudermilk have come out of the gate full force with their debut, self-titled album on Mountain Fever Records.

Adkins & Loudermilk is now available via digital download at iTunes and wherever great music is sold. For more about Adkins & Loudermilk, visit For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit

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Mountain Fever Records Announces Release of First Single from Upcoming Adkins & Loudermilk Album

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Mountain Fever Records announces the release of “Backside of Losing,” the first single from the highly anticipated album from duo, Adkins & Loudermilk.

Adkins & Loudermilk album cover 2015What started out as two impressive solo careers has morphed into what is already being described as a powerhouse team of vocals and songwriting. Dave Adkins has already had a successful career fronting his former band, Republik Steel, and Edgar Loudermilk has been known as one of the most solid bass-playing vocalists in bluegrass, having toured extensively with the likes of Rhonda Vincent, Marty Raybon and IIIrd Tyme Out. But when Adkins & Loudermilk met a couple years ago and began melding their talents of singing and songwriting together, it became clear to them that forming a new duo was much more musically exciting for them than going it alone.

Adkins & LoudermilkSo in 2013, the two officially launched their band and set out touring while still promoting successful solo projects on Mountain Fever Records. Adkins’ Nothing To Lose album included numerous singles that dominated the bluegrass radio charts in 2014 including reaching the #1 spot on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks, several #1s on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 and the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Albums charts. The album also appeared on the Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Bluegrass Albums of 2014. Meanwhile, Loudermilk had written all 15 songs on his October 2013 Mountain Fever Records release, My Big Chance Tomorrow, an album that appeared on numerous radio charts and also hit the Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Bluegrass Albums of 2014 chart. Of the decision to join forces, Adkins states, “We just started writing together and while it wasn’t something that was premeditated, it just unfolded due to the chemistry we had. It all just happened kind of organically and on its own from getting together.”

Since the band’s formal beginning in 2013, the duo has been delighting audiences across the country and drew the attention of the Raleigh News & Observer who stated, “The powerful, George Jones-style vocals of Dave Adkins curled across City Plaza just about sundown as he and partner Edgar Loudermilk entertained a capacity crowd on Fayetteville Street… the relatively new act capably combined bluegrass and hard country.

Itunes-Button-click-here-to-buyMusic lovers can download “Backside of Losing” at iTunes and radio programmers may download the single via AirplayDirect. For more about Adkins & Loudermilk, visit For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit


Dave Adkins Continues to Dominate Charts with Nothing To Lose

Photo by Judith Burnette

Dave Adkins continues to dominate the bluegrass charts with his Mountain Fever Records’ album Nothing To Lose. The title track reached the coveted #1 spot this month on Sirius XM Radio Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks with the album at #4 on their Most Played Albums chart. The song is also #8 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Monthly Song Chart for October.

Adkins’ tremendous vocals certainly shine during his live performances and on this popular album that radio continues to spin. Nothing To Lose is #12 on the October Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 Album Chart and hit #1 again last week on the Roots Music Report (RMR) Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart.

His original tune and first single release, “Pike County Jail,” is #6 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Song Chart for October. The song also spent most of this year on the Bluegrass Today (BT) Top 20 Weekly Chart reaching #1 three times and spending 15 weeks in the Top 10.

“Tennessee Twister,” “Nothing To Lose,” and “Pike County Jail” all appear on this week’s Root Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart. “Don’t Pray That Way” made its debut earlier this year at #9 on the Singing News Magazine chart.

Nothing To Lose is available sale on iTunes, Amazon, Mountain Fever Records, and also GooglePlay where it appears in the Top 200 Bluegrass Albums.

Dave Adkins & Edgar Loudermilk, touring as Adkins & Loudermilk, are receiving well deserved attention for their high energy stage shows. They performed numerous times during the recent International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass including their well-received show on the City Plaza Stage in downtown Raleigh. They continue their tour this weekend performing Friday and Saturday at the Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton, GA before heading to the South Carolina State Fair on Sunday, October 19th.

Fans can view more tour dates for the remaining year, plus the newly announced shows for 2015 at and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
Adkins & Loudermilk are sponsored by D’Addario, Peterson Strobe Tuners, Blue Chip Picks, Cedar Creek Custom Cases, Cotten Guitars, and Kentucky Sweet BBQ Sauce.

48th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival June 12-21, 2014


Over 75 Bands Set to Take the Stage During 10 Day Festival

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The Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, winner of the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association’s IBMA Bluegrass Event of the Year Award, will hold their 48th annual festival June 12-21, 2014. This world famous event, known as the longest continuous running bluegrass festival in the world, will take place at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom (Brown County), Indiana.

The 10-day festival includes a stellar line-up of the top names in bluegrass music. During the festival, over 75 bluegrass bands will take the stage along with the participants of the Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp. Music fans can also take part in instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions and enjoy camping, food, vendors, and so much more. Tickets can be purchased by phone (800) 414-4677 or at the park’s website:

The 48h Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival line-up includes:

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Dailey & Vincent, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Chris Jones & The Nightdrivers, Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Feller and Hill & The Bluegrass Buckaroos, Flatt Lonesome, and the Price Sisters.

Friday, June 13, 2014
Rambling Rooks, Dale Ann Bradley, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Roys, Grasstowne, Larry Gills & Swampgrass, and the Hart Brothers.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Bill Yates, County Clare, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Larry Stephenson Band, Darrell Webb, Larry Gillis & Swampgrass, and Tommy Sells & Big Country Bluegrass.

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Travelin’ McCourys, The Whites, Detour, Blue River, Remington Ryde, Lonesome Meadow, Breaking Grass, Kody Norris & Watuaga Mountain Boys, Balos Family, and Pastor Baggett.

Monday, June 16, 2014
Nightflyer, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, David Davis & Warrior River Boys, Glenville State College, Raymond Fairchild & Maggie Valley Boys, Farm Hands, Kody Norris & Watuaga Mountain Boys, and Remington Ryde.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – TRADITIONAL BEAN SUPPER
The Boxcars, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Town Mountain, Randy Waller & Country Gentlemen, Jesse Gregory & Faultline, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Moron Brother, Phillip Stemetz, and a special performance by the Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Lonesome River Band, Special Consensus, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Ronnie Reno & Reno Tradition, Wildwood Valley Boys, Gentlemen of Bluegrass, Martha & Eddie Adcock, Lost and Found, and the Reno & Smiley Tribute Show.

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Grascals, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Crowe Brothers, Special Consensus, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Adkins & Loudermilk, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers, and Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers.

Friday, June 20, 2014 – TRADITIONAL SUNSET JAM
Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press, Ralph Stanley II, Paul Williams & Victory Trio, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, James King Band, American Drive, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Tommy Brown & County Line Grass, and Spinney Brothers.

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, James King Band, Cumberland Highlanders, Tommy Brown & County Line Grass, Jesse McReynolds & Virginia Boys, American Drive, Stars of Tomorrow, Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, Volume Five, and Primitive Quartet.

Sam Jackson and the legendary Tommy Lamb will emcee the event. Sound will be provided by Tom Feller and J&R Productions. Electrical Engineering will be provided by Pete Peters.

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

The 48th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival is sponsored by Dillman Furniture and Hope River Entertainment.


Long Awaited Dave Adkins’ Solo Album “Nothing To Lose” Releases on Mountain Fever Today

Dave_Adkins_DSC_1730-Edit-smallTake a one of a kind voice, a commanding stage presence, and a killer songwriter who can conjur up the long lonesome feeling of bluegrass music with a stealth and hearty vocal like no other and you’re quick to understand that Dave Akins is a rarity. He showcases these qualities and more with power on his new solo release Nothing to Lose, out TODAY on Mountain Fever. Produced by both Adkins and ADKINS & LOUDERMILK partner Edgar Loudermilk, this is a strong album indeed.

Adkins voice is deeply soulful and ladened with multiple textures that present him as a standout among today’s bluegrass vocalists. With a healthy amount of buzz amidst music fans as a result of his exciting live performances and powerhouse vocal chops, Adkins is quickly making a solo name for himself. Mostly recently with a nomination for SPBGMA Male Vocalist of the Year.

After years in groups and supporting or fronting others, Adkins is very proud of the results with Nothing to Lose. “Nothing to Lose is my first solo project and I couldn’t be happier for it to include three songs I wrote and one that was co-written with Edgar Loudermilk,” he says. The first single from the album, “Pike County Jail,” rose into the Top 20 on Bluegrass Today’s chart. “In talking about the song, Adkins elaborates, “When I was writing this song I wanted to keep it traditional and something you could really tap your toes to. Although it’s a prison song, it has a ray of hope for new beginnings and comes off as a happy tune,” he adds.

Those who have followed Adkins career know that he has a great deal of respect for those who buy his music and come to his shows. “I have always called them friends, not fans. My friends know that one of my frequent sayings is Put Some Grass In It,” he says.

So, what better title for a song. “Through this song I get to share my favorite expression and give a nod to some of my Bluegrass heroes,” says Adkins. “It’s a song about not trying to imitate them but hopefully paying tribute to them with my own flavor and style. This song expresses my love of Bluegrass music and my desire to try to make the masters proud while keeping the genre alive.”

Other favorites on the album include “Don’t Pray That Way,” a song that was a true labor of love for Adkins. “This song is about faith and courage inspired by someone that I grew up with in my church. I hope that it serves as a tribute to her selflessness and love of others,” he says.

On “Pretty Little Liar,” Adkins teams up with new musical partner Edgar Loudermilk. “This song started as an idea I had and shared with Edgar,” he says. From there it took on a life all its own. It has a beautiful soothing melody with a sinister twist in the end.”

Adkins thoroughly enjoyed making this album. “I have had a blast making this CD and have had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented professionals in the business. I am thankful for the experience of co-producing this project with Edgar Loudermilk and Mark Hodges,” he says.

Mountain Fever’s Hodges is equally excited. “Everyone pretty much knows what a great singer Dave is,” he says. “But it takes great songs to make a good record and we all put a lot of time into finding the right songs not only to highlight Dave’s powerful vocals but to create an album… an album like we used to buy on vinyl that had a purpose rather than just a pile of songs like so many artists are putting out today. This record doesn’t just sound good, it feels good.” For more information on Nothing to Lose visit

Adkins is already out on tour with Adkins & Loudermilk, supporting their individual solo efforts on Mountain Fever, and they will begin production of their first duo CD in the near future. Loudermilk’s solo album, My Big Chance Tomorrow, was released to rave reviews last October.

dave-adkins-nothingtolose250wAdkins hit the road this week for a full docket of live in-studio radio interviews to support his solo release, including sitting with Judith Burnette’s Blue Ridge Backroads on Blue Ridge Country Radio 98.1 at 8 p.m. Eastern tonight, March 11th, to listen to the entire record. Other stations this week include:

Monday March 10th:
WDHR 93.1 – Pikeville, KY
WXCC 96.5 – Williamson, WV
WPKE 103.1 – Pikeville, KY
WZLK 107.5 – Virgie, KY

Wednesday March 12th
Buddy Michaels Show (multiple channels) Hometown Festival Show
WBAG 1150 am – Burlington, NC
WKRX 96.7 – , NC
WLHC/WLQC – Sanford, NC Life 1031

Tuesday March 18th
Patriotic Radio Network with Duane Hess 8PM

For more information on Dave Adkins, visit For more information on Adkins & Loudermilk, visit or News and info about their solo projects can be found online and via Facebook.