Mountain Fever Records Signs Dave Adkins & Republik Steele


Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed Dave Adkins & Republik Steele to the label. The band made the official announcement last night during their appearance on the WSM Radio Station Inn Sessions in Nashville, Tenn. A new single will be released this fall with the highly anticipated new album releasing early next year. The project will be co-produced by Aaron Ramsey of the band Mountain Heart and Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records.

“We are very excited about adding Dave and Republik Steele to our family. This band can deliver a great show, they work hard at what they do and you couldn’t find a better group of guys to work with. I think even the sky can’t limit what Dave and his band can accomplish,” said Hodges.

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) recently announced Dave Adkins & Republik Steele were chosen as an Official IBMA Showcase Artist and will perform during the 2013 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC next month. The band also appears on the second IBMA Awards ballot in the Emerging Artist of the Year category and Dave Adkins in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. The final ballot that determines the final award nominees will be announced next week during the organization‘s press conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Earlier this year, Dave Adkins & Republik Steele received a SPBGMA Nomination as Entertaining Group of the Year with Dave Adkins receiving a Nomination as Male Vocalist of the Year. Since that time, the band has been busy touring the country and gaining new fans as a result of their music and high energy performances.

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Lonesome River Band Returns as Host of RUDY FEST

_MG_1777-300Lonesome River Band returns as the Host of RUDY FEST held at the Carter County Fairgrounds in Grayson, KY. The event began today and runs through Saturday, June 22 with Lonesome River band set to take the stage on Friday and Saturday. This year’s festival will also feature The Bluegrass Album Band that includes the talents of Doyle Lawson, J. D. Crowe, Tony Rice, Bobby Hicks, Todd Phillips, and Josh Williams.

RudyFestSimplytheBest“We have been a part of Rudy Fest for the past 10 years and in our second year of hosting the festival, said Lonesome River Band member Sammy Shelor. “The vibe of Rudy Fest is what LRB is all about. The fact that the crew there uses the festival to raise money for the Carter County Youth Sports programs and other special needs of the community makes it a great event in all aspects. It is one of the most appreciative crowds on the whole Bluegrass Circuit.”

The 2013 RUDY FEST four-day line-up also includes many other top national touring acts with performances by: The Grascals, The SteelDrivers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Boxcars, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Dave Adkins & Republik Steele, Dailey & Vincent, Balsam Range, and many more.

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LONESOME RIVER BAND is lead by Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer and Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass & Banjo winner, SAMMY SHELOR (Banjo, Harmony Vocals) who is joined by: BRANDON RICKMAN (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals); MIKE HARTGROVE (Fiddle); BARRY REED (Bass, Harmony Vocals); and RANDY JONES (Mandolin, Lead & Harmony Vocals). For more information on the Lonesome River Band including upcoming tour dates, please visit