Tune-In Alert: Dave Adkins

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On Wednesday, July 27, be sure to tune-in to Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction for the live broadcast of the IBMA Press Conference where the year’s official IBMA Award Nominees, Hall of Fame Inductees and  Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients will be announced.  Immediately following, Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction will re-broadcast the exciting Dave Adkins Track by Track with Host Kyle Cantrell. Dave’s self-titled album debuted earlier this year at #1 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart, includes two #1 singles, along with an impressive list of other successes.

For more information on Dave Adkins and to find out when the band will be in your area, please visit DaveAdkinsMusic.com and join him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Music fans can purchase the Dave Adkins album at his live shows or at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Mountain Fever Records, DaveAdkinsMusic.com, and many more fine retail outlets.

To Book the Dave Adkins Band at your event, please contact Hope River Entertainment at 770-367-1480 or email penni@hoperiverentertainment.com.

New Single: “Sold” by Dave Adkins Hits #1 on Bluegrass Today Top 20

da_cover_webDave Adkins has released another red hot second single, “Sold,” from his #1 Billboard Top Bluegrass Album. The impressive cover of the John Michael Montgomery 90’s hit, is currently #1 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Song Chart.  “Adkins delivers [the song] with gusto with the banjo his constant companion,” said Lonesome Road Review.

This is the second single release from his self-titled album on Mountain Fever Records to top the charts. The first, “Change Her Mind” written by Adkins, was #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks in May and hit #1 three times on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Weekly Song Chart since the album was released late February. The song jumped to #9 this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Song Chart with the album also at #9 on the Top 15 Album Chart.

The hits just keep coming from the Dave Adkins album. The lightning fast trucker song, “Turn and Burn” co-written by Dave Adkins, David Morris and Dawn Kenny, was the 2nd Place Award winner in the prestigious Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest. The country flavored “Fool-o-sophy” written by Kentucky Music Hall of Famer Larry Cordle and Country superstar Chris Stapleton, has appeared on a fan voted Country music chart.

Parcbench Magazine exclaims, “Dave Adkins’ voice offers something real, something trustworthy and something thrilling to hold on to. It’s an exciting ride—this self-titled new album from Dave Adkins. Buy an extra copy; Adkins possesses the impressive kind of voice—full of personality and dimension, and instantly relatable—that you just want to share.

Dave Adkins made an impressive showing on this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) ballot appearing as candidates for nominations in these major categories: Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Emerging Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year for “Change Her Mind.” This year’s IBMA Nominees will be announced next month at the IBMA press conference in Nashville.

For more information on Dave Adkins and to find out when the band will be in your area, please visit DaveAdkinsMusic.com and join him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Music fans can purchase the Dave Adkins album at his live shows or at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Mountain Fever Records, DaveAdkinsMusic.com, and many more fine retail outlets.

 

Lonesome River Band Returns to Host 16th Annual Rudy Fest

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RUDY FEST – June 22-25, 2016 in Grayson, Ky.

RudyFestSimplytheBestLonesome River Band continues their busy summer tour as they return to Host the 16th Annual Rudy Fest Bluegrass Festival in Grayson, Kentucky this week. The event will be held at the Carter County Fair Grounds June 22-25, 2016 with a stellar line-up that includes: Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Dave Adkins, The Steeldrivers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Volume Five, Balsam Range, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and many more.  Lonesome River Band will hit the stage Friday, June 23 at 3:00pm and 6:30 and Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 pm.

Lonesome River Band’s Sammy Shelor is really looking forward to this weekend saying, “Rudy Fest is a beast of a bluegrass festival! Always an amazing crowd to play to and the support an artist needs to perform at their best. The crew there always makes patrons and bands both feel welcome and at home. Love that Gang!

Sammy & LRB have been with us a long time I got to catch a show couple weeks ago. They had it dialed in and were having a ball on stage. Their new material is top shelf,” says festival promoter Rudy Burchett. Tickets for Rudy Fest can be purchased at the gate for $100 (4-day weekend pass), or daily passes for $20 (Wed) or $40 (Thursday-Friday).  Kids 12 and under free. For more information, please visit rudyfest.com.

cover-art-lrb-2016-400Lonesome River Band will perform songs from their Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Chart album, Bridging the Tradition, released on the Mountain Home Music Company label. The band’s first single, “Thunder & Lightning,” is currently #2 on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks, and appearing on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Songs, Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Songs, and more single and album radio charts.

Last week, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) released the second of three IBMA Awards ballots.  Lonesome River Band are candidates for nomination in the following categories:

  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Vocal Group of the Year
  • Instrumental Group of the Year
  • Song of the Year (Thunder and Lightning, Adam Wright writer)
  • Album of the Year (Bridging the Tradition, Mountain Home Music Company)
  • Male Vocalist of the Year (Brandon Rickman)
  • Gospel Recorded Event of the Year (Rocking of the Cradle)
  • Banjo Player of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • Fiddle Player of the Year (Mike Hartgrove)
  • Mandolin Player of the Year (Jesse Smathers)
  • Bass Player of the Year (Barry Reed).

The official IBMA Award Nominees will be announced in August. For more information on joining IBMA, please visit ibma.org.

Lonesome River Band features Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer and 5-Time IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year, Sammy Shelor. With two stellar lead vocalists, Brandon Rickman (guitar) and Jesse Smathers (mandolin), accentuated by the impressive talents of Mike Hartgrove (fiddle) and Barry Reed (bass), the band seamlessly comes together, performing the trademark sound that fans continue to embrace.  For more information on Lonesome River Band, please visit lonesomeriverband.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Dave Adkins Continues to Reign On Top of the Bluegrass Radio Charts

da_cover_webDave Adkins self-titled album, that recently made its debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart for retail sales, is now garnering significant success on the bluegrass radio charts.  Adkins’ original song and first single release, “Change Her Mind,” is #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks with the album at #2 on the station’s Most Played Albums this month.

Change Her Mind” has also appeared on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Weekly Singles Chart for 11 weeks, recently earning the #1 spot, and appearing in the top 10 for four consecutive weeks. The publication hit the mark saying, “Adkins is entertaining, and truly has one of the most powerful voices in bluegrass today.”

The album and the red hot single continues to climb Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Songs and Top 15 Albums Chart and the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums and Singles charts.

Many other tracks from Dave Adkins have also been well received. The lightning fast “Turn and Burn,” co-written by Dave Adkins, David Morris and Dawn Kenny, was the 2nd Place Winner in the prestigious Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest. The country flavored “Fool-o-sophy” written by Kentucky Hall of Famer Larry Cordle and Country superstar Chris Stapleton, has been appearing on a fan voted Country music chart. The impressive cover of John Michael Montgomery’s country hit “Sold” recently debuted on the Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Weekly Song Chart.

dave-obxAdkins is now out on tour performing songs from his hit album. Music fans can witness his one of kind live performance in Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and West Virginia, before he heads out west.  For a full tour schedule, please visit daveadkinsmusic.com.

  • May 13 – Simply the Best in Grayson, Ky.
  • May 20 – Apple Blossom Festival, Elkhorn City, Ky.
  • May 21 – Laurel County Shrine Club Bluegrass Festival, London, Ky.
  • May 27 – Dr. Ralph Stanley’s 45th Annual Memorial Weekend Bluegrass Festival, Coeburn, Va.
  • June 2 – Collin Raye, Dave Adkins, Lonesome River Band, and more – Island Opry, Manteo, N.C.
  • June 3 – Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival, Williamsburg, Ky.
  • June 12 – 50th Anniversary Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom, In.
  • June 18 – Rockahock Spring Bluegrass Festival, Lanexa, Va.
  • June 23 – RudyFest hosted by Lonesome River Band, Grayson, Ky.
  • June 25 – South Branch Bluegrass Festival, Romney, W.V.
  • June 30 – Concert in Downtown Martin, Martin, Ky.

For more information on Dave Adkins, please visit DaveAdkinsMusic.com and join him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Music fans can purchase the Dave Adkins album at his live shows or at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Mountain Fever Records, DaveAdkinsMusic.com, and many more fine retail outlets.

Dave Adkins Debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Album Chart

1-BILLBOARD-BLUEGRASSmarch19-2015Mountain Fever Records is very proud to announce the self-titled new album by Dave Adkins made its debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart today. The album was released February 26 and was produced by Adkins who also contributed six original songs to his groundbreaking new project.

da_cover_webAdkins is a consummate Singer-Songwriter as evidenced by his recent sold-out live concerts and hot selling new album. Bluegrass Today agrees saying, “Adkins is entertaining, and truly has one of the most powerful voices in bluegrass today.”

Dave Adkins continues his tour with an upcoming performance March 18 at the Branch House Theatre in Fall Branch, Tenn. along with a performance by the ETSU Band. For a complete tour schedule and more information on Dave Adkins, please visit DaveAdkinsMusic.com and join him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Music fans can purchase the Dave Adkins album at his live shows or at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Mountain Fever Records, DaveAdkinsMusic.com, and many more fine retail outlets.

Stellar New Album by Dave Adkins Now Released

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Adkins’ powerful vocals shine on his original songs as well as tracks written by Chris Stapleton & Larry Cordle, Tom T. Hall and more

buynowMountain Fever Records is very proud to announce today’s stellar self-titled new album by Dave Adkins. The album is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Mountain Fever Records, DaveAdkinsMusic.com, and many more outlets.

Dave Adkins will kick off the release in Nashville this morning at 9:15 a.m. when he appears on WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country and Cody show. He will be talking about today’s album release and his return performance to the Station Inn in Nashville tonight at 9:00 p.m. More upcoming album release events can be found at DaveAdkinsMusic.com.

“With a rhythmically rolling banjo undercurrent, waves of fiddle and guitar raising the listener to emotional crests, Dave Adkins’ voice offers something real, something trustworthy and something thrilling to hold on to. It’s an exciting ride—this self-titled new album from Dave Adkins. Buy an extra copy; Adkins possesses the impressive kind of voice—full of personality and dimension, and instantly relatable—that you just want to share,” said Greg Victor, Parcbench.com.

Adkins carefully chose each track for this new album. From the clever “Fool-o-sophy” co-written by Larry Cordle and Chris Stapleton to the unforgettable and beautiful “Angel Song” co-written by Corey Lee Barker and Chris Laffey, he once again proves he is a powerhouse of vocal talent.

The impressive Singer-Songwriter contributed six original songs to the album including the first single release “Change Her Mind,” “A Whole Lot More To Tell,” and “One and Only.” He co-wrote three additional tunes – “You Don’t Have To Go To Be Gone” with Paula Breedlove and Brink Brinkman, and two with Dawn Kenny and David Morris – the impressive “Russell Fork River” and the fast paced “Turn and Burn.”

Country music fans will no doubt love his rendition of the hit song “Sold” made famous by John Michael Montgomery and “It’s Not Over (Til I Get Over You)” by Terry Foust, Ray Edwards, and Tom T. Hall. Radio stations have also been spinning the Kentucky flavored “Emmaline” by Michael Huffman, Richard Williams, and Alan Laney along with “Wasting Away” written by Randall Hylton.

The full track list includes:

1. Change Her Mind (2:22) David Ervin Adkins
2. Emmaline (2:43) Michael Huffman, Richard Williams, Alan Laney
3. Fool-o-sophy (3:03) Larry Cordle, Chris Stapleton
4. A Whole Lot More To Tell (2:55) David Ervin Adkins
5. Russell Fork River (3:51) David Ervin Adkins, Dawn Kenny, David Morris (Listen on Soundcloud)
6. Sold (2:25) Rich Fagan, Rob Royer
7. You Don’t Have To Go To Be Gone (2:42) David Ervin Adkins, Paula Breedlove, Brink Brinkman
8. It’s Not Over (Til I Get Over You) (3:06) Terry Foust, Ray Edwards, Tom T. Hall
9. Turn and Burn (2:46) David Ervin Adkins, Dawn Kenny, David Morris
10. Angel Song (4:17) Corey Lee Barker, Chris Laffey
11. Wasting Away (2:10) Randall Hylton
12. One and Only (2:51) David Ervin Adkins

For more information on Dave Adkins, please visit DaveAdkinsMusic.com and join him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Dave Adkins Heads to Nashville with New Album

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Dave Adkins Heads to Nashville with New Album

Appearances at WSM’s Coffee, Country, and Cody and a return to the Station Inn

Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Dave Adkins will kick off his self-titled new Mountain Fever Records album this Friday, February 26 on WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country and Cody show. Fans can tune in to 650 AM WSM, listen online at wsmonline.com or watch live at the Heartland TV Network. Friday evening, Adkins’ returns for his highly anticipated performance at the world famous Station Inn in Nashville. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the 9:00 p.m. concert.

Known for his high energy live stage performances displaying his powerful vocals, Adkins will then take the show to his home state of Kentucky on Saturday, February 27 to perform at the Lady Lions Bluegrass Show in Vanceburg and later that evening at Simply the Best in Grayson.

Other release concerts include: Thursday, March 3 at the WDVX Radio’s Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitor’s Center in Knoxville, Tenn.; Saturday, March 5 at Dixie Station in Elsmere, Ky.; and Friday, March 18 at the Branch House Theater in Fall Branch, Tenn.

Radio stations have been extremely supportive of the new Dave Adkins album. They are spinning numerous tracks including “Foolosophy” co-written by Larry Cordle and Chris Stapleton, his killer cover of “Sold” originally made famous by John Michael Montgomery, the Adkins’ original and first single release, “Change Her Mind,” and many more from this stellar album.

Fans can expect Adkins and his band to perform all tracks from the album which include:

1. Change Her Mind (2:22) David Ervin Adkins
2. Emmaline (2:43) Michael Huffman, Richard Williams, Alan Laney
3. Foolosophy (3:03) Larry Cordle, Chris Stapleton
4. A Whole Lot More To Tell (2:55) David Ervin Adkins
5. Russell Fork River (3:51) David Ervin Adkins, Dawn Kenny, David Morris
6. Sold (2:25) Rich Fagan, Rob Royer
7. You Don’t Have To Go To Be Gone (2:42) David Ervin Adkins, Paula Breedlove, Brink Brinkman
8. It’s Not Over (Til I Get Over You) (3:06) Terry Foust, Ray Edwards, Tom T. Hall
9. Turn and Burn (2:46) David Ervin Adkins, Dawn Kenny, David Morris
10. Angel Song (4:17) Corey Lee Barker, Chris Laffey
11. Wasting Away (2:10) Randall Hylton
12. One and Only (2:51) David Ervin Adkins

The Dave Adkins album officially releases this Friday, February 26. Pre-orders are now available at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Mountain Fever Records, Dave Adkins’ website and more outlets.

For more information on Dave Adkins, please visit DaveAdkinsMusic.com and join him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Eastman Guitars Announces Endorsement of Dave Adkins

eastman-logo-200Eastman Handcrafted Guitars and Mandolins is proud to announce their endorsement of Singer-Songwriter Dave Adkins. “We are thrilled to welcome Dave Adkins into the Eastman family,” said Artist Relations Manager Tim Finch. “We couldn’t be happier to have him on board and are very excited about his upcoming album release and tour.”

“I have always been a fan of Eastman Guitars and I am thrilled that such a reputable guitar company believes in my music. I look forward to the new album releasing and hitting the road with my new Eastman Guitar,” said Adkins.

da_cover_webIn in the coming weeks, Eastman will present Dave with a custom made Eastman E20D Dreadnought guitar. Built with the methods and materials of the “Golden Era” of the 30’s & 40’s Solid Adirondack spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides. The full-bodied tone and room-filling volume will be a perfect fit for Adkins’ powerful live performances at both indoor and outdoor venues.

Mountain Fever Records recently announced the release of the first single, “Change Her Mind” from the self-titled new album by Dave Adkins releasing February 26. The album is now available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon, DaveAdkinsMusic.com and other sites. In February, Dave sets off on a busy radio tour and will perform at several album release concerts promoting the album’s release. For more information, please visit DaveAdkinsMusic.com.

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New Single on iTunes – Dave Adkins “Change Her Mind”

da_cover_webThe first single from the upcoming Dave Adkins album on Mountain Fever Records is available on iTunes today!  “Change Her Mind”  has already proven to be a hit with radio programmers and is just a sampling of what’s to come on the self-titled album due for release February 26th.
“Not only does Dave Adkins have a voice that is instantly recognizable, he knows how to sing a song. With the release of his latest single, ‘Change Her Mind,’ Dave expands his singer-songwriter arsenal with a well-penned tune revolving around the hope of saving a love that is ready to die.  With Dave’s unmistakable hard-driving vocals, and an outstanding line-up of musicians, ‘Change Her Mind’ is putting the bluegrass world on notice that Dave Adkins is ready for his time in the spotlight.”
Rita Small and Tim Strong, Bluegrass In The Valley, WOBO 88.7fm, Batavia, Ohio 
 
“The new single by David Adkins is rock solid with great harmony, great pickin’ and David’s lead sounds good as ever. I’m really looking forward to the release of his new project.”
Charlie Hall, The Bluegrass Express. 100.7fm WCYO
 
“Like a breath of fresh air on a cool mountain morning ‘Change Her Mind’ the latest single from Dave Adkins is clear, crisp and new. In a world where music often becomes formulaic, this is totally Dave Adkins!”
Judith Burnette, The Blue Ridge Backroads Show; WBRF; Galax, VA
 
“Kentucky singer/songwriter, Dave Adkins, has a hit on his hands with the first release from his upcoming self-titled solo project.  ‘Change Her Mind’ is a great uptempo song that will keep listeners from changing their radio station or forwarding their cd player.  In fact, it is a song you will want to hit the repeat button…several times.  Looking forward to seeing what other gems the Elkhorn City native has in store for us.  Great job, Dave!”
Mike Kelly, 96.7 Merle fm. WMYL
 
“David Adkins has done it again; He has written an instant classic. ‘Change Her Mind’ is a great song that will be a lead for another great album from this fresh singer-songwriter and friend of bluegrass.”
Ken Cartwright, Program Director of KYAC FM and Host of Ken Till Ten.
 
“Since the first time I heard ‘Pike County Jail,’ I’ve been hooked! The brand new single, ‘Change Her Mind,’ is everything I expected and it’s been on repeat all evening! From his powerful vocals and original material to his high energy live shows, Dave Adkins is the real deal! I can’t wait to see what’s next!”
Ira Crawford Twin Oaks Park, Hoboken Ga.

 

Change Her Mind” is now available for purchase via iTunes and the new album, Dave Adkins, is available for preview. For more about Dave Adkins, visit www.daveadkinsmusic.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit www.mountainfever.com.