Now Released! Lonesome River Band’s “Bridging the Tradition”

cover-art-lrb-2016-400Lonesome River Band will kick off today’s new album release, Bridging the Tradition (Mountain Home Music) with three special performances this weekend.

Tonight, March 18, the band continues the tradition of debuting their new albums at the world famous Station Inn in Nashville. On Saturday, March 19, Mountain Home Music Company will host a release celebration and concert at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville, N.C. On Sunday, March 20, Lonesome River Band will perform at The Barn at Chantilly Farm in Floyd, VA.

Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer and 5-Time IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year, Sammy Shelor leads the group that is constantly breaking new ground in Acoustic music. With two stellar lead vocalists, Brandon Rickman (guitar) and newest member 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.

Lonesome River Band had been established for nearly a decade when the band released its landmark album, Carrying the Tradition, in 1991. The critically acclaimed project ushered in a new era for Bluegrass by acknowledging tradition while introducing new elements that expanded the genre. Now, 25 years later, this award-winning band is again set to build on the familiar while adding bold progressiveness to its legend with this latest release, Bridging the Tradition.

“This album is different than anything we’ve ever done,” says multi-award winning banjo player, Sammy Shelor. “The songs are ones that we are really personally interested in doing. What we came up with has once again helped to recreate our sound. All the while, we are being true to ourselves as musicians.”

Lonesome River Band continues to evolve in the ever-changing landscape of Bluegrass and Acoustic Country music. With Bridging the Tradition, the band once again delivers incredible, ground-breaking music that is rooted in the tradition it began decades ago.

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 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.

Volume Five to Perform at Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn. and Simply the Best in Grayson, Ky.

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stationinn-feb52016Bluegrass fans may want to arrive early for VOLUME FIVE’s concert at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, February 5 at 9:00 pm as their last two appearances at the world famous venue sold out quickly. The following day, the band heads to Simply the Best Sports Bar & Grill in Grayson, Ky. for another highly anticipated performance. At both events, VOLUME FIVE will debut their upcoming single, “I Am A Drifter” along with more songs from their Mountain Fever Records album releasing this spring.

The band is led by vocalist and fiddle player, Glen Harrell, who previously toured with Marty Raybon including numerous performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Glen formed VOLUME FIVE eight years ago and has certainly brought together an impressive group of talent with Colby Laney – guitar and vocals, Patton Wages – banjo and vocals, Chris Williamson – bass and vocals, and Harry Clark – mandolin and vocals. As a whole, their talents and personalities prove to be a perfect combination that results in highly entertaining show.

Last fall, VOLUME FIVE was honored with two separate industry nominations – one for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year, and another nomination for a GMA Dove Award for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” featuring Rhonda Vincent, written by Dolly Parton and Dorothy Joe Owens.

album-cover-volume-five-voices400wBluegrass Unlimited Magazine called their current album VOICESone of their best albums to date.” The album was released this time last year and many tracks continue to chart on the Bluegrass Today 20 and Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Songs. The song Going Across the Mountain” is now #1 on the January 2016 Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks. They’ve hit that top spot several times before when “Dream Softly” reached #1 two months in a row last spring with the album landing at #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums last April.

For more tour dates and additional information on Volume Five, please visit volumefivebg.com, and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

Volume Five To Perform Feb 7 at Station Inn in Nashville

_MG_2450Volume Five will celebrate their new Mountain Fever Records album, Voices at the Station Inn located at 402 12th Avenue South in Nashville on Saturday, February 7. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door.

Volume Five includes the talents of Glen Harrell (Mandolin & Lead Vocals), Harry Clark (Mandolin & Vocals), Chris Williamson (Bass & Vocals), Patton Wages (Banjo & Vocals,) and Colby Laney (Guitar & Vocals.)

Voices is the band’s fifth album and features 12 tracks of carefully selected songs The album is now available for digital download at iTunes, Amazon, and for physical purchase at Volume Five’s website. Radio Programmers may download Voices via AirplayDirect.

2014 proved to be a stellar year for the band. On the heels of a their well-received southern-gospel CD release, The Day We Learn to Fly, the band earned two IBMA nominations for Emerging Artist of the Year and IBMA Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for the album’s title cut.

For more about Volume Five, visit VolumeFiveBG.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit MountainFever.com.

Listen to Volume Five performing their new single, “Crazy Night”.

Shannon and Heather Slaughter Kick Off New Album Jan 24 in Nashville

albumcover-never-just-a-song-400Shannon and Heather Slaughter will kick off their new album Never Just A Song at The Station Inn in Nashville January 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm. They will be joined by special guests Randy Kohrs, Melonie Cannon, Aubrey Haynie, Ron Inscore, Trevor Watson, Cliff Bailey, and more.

The band will perform more songs from Never Just A Song including the title track written by Tim Stafford and Pam Tillis.  Shannon and Heather take turn on lead vocals, perform beautiful duets and also contribute their songwriting talents to the album. They co-wrote “The Best Thing We Ever Did” and “Where Does the Love Go” and hit the mark with their vocal harmony on songs like “There Ain’t No Need to be Lonely” written by Shannon Slaughter and Bill Castle.

Never Just A Song includes:

1. Moonshiner (Traditional)
2. Never Just a Song / Tim Stafford and Pam Tillis
3. Back to Birmingham / Shannon Slaughter, Shawn Lane, Dale Felts, Gerald Ellenburg, Heather Slaughter
4. Company Town / Shannon Slaughter and David Carroll
5. Shadows in My Room / Nick Forster
6. That’s What’s Good in America / Shannon Slaughter and Gerald Ellenburg
7. Where Does the Love Go / Shannon Slaughter and Heather Slaughter
8. Feelin’ Better / Hank Williams Jr.
9. Go Sin No More / Cliff Bailey
10. Anything / Alex Hibbitts and Sarah Scott
11. There Ain’t No Need to be Lonely / Shannon Slaughter and Bill Castle
12. Whiskey Colored Dreams / Terry Foust and Shannon Slaughter
13. Ridin’ the Lightnin’, Ropin’ the Storm / Shannon Slaughter and Dale Felts
14. The Best Thing We Ever Did / Shannon Slaughter and Heather Slaughter

Never Just A Song officially releases February 1, 2015. “Moonshiner” is the first single release and is available to radio stations at AirPlayDirect.com and for digital purchase at CD Baby.

To learn more about Shannon and Heather, please visit shannonandheatherslaughter.com and join them on Facebook.

New Single “Moonshiner” by Shannon & Heather Slaughter

single-moonshiner400x400Shannon and Heather Slaughter are proud to announce Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction debuted their new single, “Moonshiner,” on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. The song is now available to radio stations worldwide at AirPlayDirect.com and available for digital purchase at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and more digital sites.

“Moonshiner” is the first single release from Shannon and Heather’s new album, Never Just A Song releasing February 1, 2015. The husband and wife duo will launch this exciting new project at their Album Release Concert on January 24, 2015 at the world famous Station Inn in Nashville Tenn. Shannon & Heather will be joined by their special guests Randy Kohrs, Melonie Cannon, Aubrey Haynie, Ron Inscore, Trevor Watson, Cliff Bailey, and more.

Never Just A Song includes an A-List line-up of talent with: Shannon Slaughter (Guitar and Lead & Harmony Vocals), Heather Slaughter (Lead Vocals), Ron Inscore (Mandolin), Cliff Bailey (Bass & Vocals), Trevor Watson (Banjo), Randy Kohrs (Resophonic Guitar and Vocals), Tracy Burcham (Bass), Justin Jenkins (Banjo), Melonie Cannon (Harmony Vocals), Ron Stewart (Fiddle), Tim Couch (Fiddle), and Doug Jernigan (Pedal Steel Guitar). You might even hear Shannon and Heather’s sweet baby girl Rae Carroll cooing in the background.

Shannon and Heather’s last album, One More Road, by County Clare included three chart singles. Their outstanding bluegrass version of the Top 40 hit “If I Were A Carpenter” appeared on Bluegrass Today’s Top 30 Songs of 2013 and garnered the #1 position on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks in September of last year. The title track, “One More Road” and “The Lives of the Innocent” also charted appeared in Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Top 20 Song Chart.

To learn more about Shannon and Heather, please visit shannonandheatherslaughter.com  and join them on Facebook.

Lonesome River Band To Headline Bluegrass Festival in Northern Ireland

_MG_1777-600Lonesome River Band, who is fresh off another performance at the Grand Ole Opry, will now head overseas and headline the 22nd Annual Bluegrass Music Festival in Omagh, Northern Ireland on August 31 and September 1, 2013. For more information on the festival including tickets, please visit Ulster American Folk Museum.

Lonesome River Band’s recent performances are a testament to their tried and true entertaining shows they continue to deliver to audiences. The band includes the award-winning talents of Sammy Shelor who is considered one of the most influential banjo players of his generation. As announced last week, Shelor has received his 19th nomination as Banjo Performer of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association and is a previous 5-time winner of this award. The band includes two outstanding lead vocalists, Brandon Rickman on guitar and Randy Jones on mandolin, with the exceptional talents of fiddler Mike Hartgrove and bassist Barry Reed .

After Northern Ireland, Lonesome River Band will head back to the U.S. to perform at the Bluegrass & Chili Festival in Claremore, OK (9/5); the WDVX World Class Bluegrass on the Market Square in Knoxville, TN (9/6); and the Pickin in the Panhandle festival in Inwood, WV (9/7).

Sammy Shelor will perform at the Station Inn in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, August 27 with Alan Jackson to promote his new bluegrass album. The show will be hosted by Eddie Stubbs and broadcast live on WSM 650AM, streamed live on wsmonline.com and available via the free WSM mobile app. The show begins at 9:30 pm and doors open at 7:00 pm.
For a complete tour schedule and more information on Lonesome River Band, please visit lonesomeriverband.com and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

WSM Station Inn Sessions – Dave Adkins & Republik Steele

StationInnSessions_Page_daveakinsrepubliksteeleDave Adkins & Republik Steele are proud to announce they will be featured on the WSM Radio Station Inn Sessions Thursday, August 8, 2013. Radio Host Mike Terry will begin his afternoon broadcast at 3:00 pm and welcome the band in the 5:00 hour where Dave Adkins is expected to make a special announcement. At 6:00 pm, Dave Adkins & Republik Steele will perform an hour long uninterrupted concert. Fans are invited to be part of this free event during the interview and concert. The show will air live on 650 AM and at wsmonline.com.

Dave Adkins & Republk Steele’s entertaining live shows have been the talk of the festival circuit with performances like their non-stop 2 hour and 20 minute hair raising set at the popular RudyFest held in Kentucky a few months ago. Not only can the band be heard on Bluegrass, Folk and Americana radio stations, but recently they have gained Country Radio airplay with their cover of “Please Come To Boston.”

For more information on Dave Adkins & Republik Steel, please visit www.republiksteele.com where fans can find their complete tour schedule and learn more about their International Bluegrass Music Association Official Showcase Artist performance coming up this September in Raleigh, NC.