Stellar New Album by Dave Adkins Now Released

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,, 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

“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,

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 and join him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Management for Dave Adkins:
Penni McDaniel, 770-367-1480

Mountain Fever Records
Mark Hodges, 540-789-7403,
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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 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 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

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 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.

Dave Adkins & Republik Steele Head To Nashville With Hot New Album

slider-band-1DAVE ADKINS & REPUBLIK STEELE are celebrating their hot new album THAT’S JUST THE WAY I ROLL (Rural Rhythm) with a busy tour schedule and heavy radio airplay. Dave Adkins and Republik Steele member Kenny O’Quinn head to Nashville this week in support of the album. They will appear on WSM 650.AM Radio’s “Coffee, Country and Cody” show with Bill Cody Wednesday morning at 9:15 am before making a stop by the new offices of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Later in the day, they will sit down with Sirius XM RadioBluegrass Junction Host, Kyle Cantrell for an in-depth interview scheduled for later broadcast.

Wednesday evening, you can hear a live interview with Adkins on Virginia’s WBBC Bobcat Country Radio’s “Sweet Brenda & Him” show at 8:00 pm as the band travels to Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton, Georgia for a performance Thursday evening. This weekend, Dave Adkins & Republik Steele continue their tour performing at Dr. Ralph Stanley’s 43rd Annual Memorial Weekend Bluegrass Festival in Coeburn, Virginia on Friday and at the AMVets Post 61 Bluegrass Festival in Hillsboro, Ohio on Saturday.

The band is receiving significant radio airplay and a multitude of positive album reviews for THAT’S JUST THE WAY I ROLL.  The title track and first single release, written by Terry Herd, Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley, is currently #4 on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Airplay Chart. Numerous other songs like “Heartstrings” and “Rio” (written by Adkins), along with “Please Come To Boston,” “Get Em Up” and more have become immediate fan favorites at the band’s live shows and are also receiving significant airplay.  Radio stations can download the entire album at

Dave Adkins can also be heard on another new album, GOD DIDN’T CHOOSE SIDES: CIVIL WAR TRUE STORIES ABOUT REAL PEOPLE (Rural Rhythm) performing the song, The River Man.

DAVE ADKINS & REPUBLIK STEEL includes the talents of David Adkins, Kenny O’Quinn, Danny Ray Stiltner, Wesley Wolfe and Matt Cruby.  Be sure to check out their website, Twitter, and Facebook for more information.

Carrie Hassler Appearing on WSM Radio’s Station Inn Sessions June 28, 2012

CARRIE HASSLER will be featured on WSM Radio’s Station Inn Sessions Thursday, June 28, 2012. The show will kick off at 5:00 p.m. Central when DJ, Mike Terry will interview Carrie and feature her new album THE DISTANCE.  At 6:00 p.m., Carrie will perform a live one hour concert that will air on WSM Radio and will stream live at  The event is free and fans are invited to be part of this live audience for the interview and live concert.

THE DISTANCE, debuted last month on Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart.  The album includes three current radio chart songs:  “Get Me Over You” and “Luxury Liner” currently appearing on BLUEGRASS TODAY’s Top 20 Weekly Airplay Chart; and “The Distance” appearing on the HOT DISC Top 40.  The Distance “is a great way to end a strong album that definitely positions Carrie Hassler as one of the best female vocalists in all of the roots music genres,” said in a recent review.

Carrie can be seen on several upcoming TV specials including her BEHIND THE DREAM Episode airing on BlueHighways TV in July and her appearance on RFD-TV on Ronnie Reno’s Old Time Music Festival – Bluegrass Comes To The Valley airing in September.

Carrie will serve as one of the judges in the upcoming “Crossville’s Got Talent” taking place at the Palace Theatre in Crossville, TN on Friday, June 29 at 7:00 pm.   Fans can check out more information on Carrie Hassler at, Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

For more information on the Station Inn, please visit  For more information on WSM Radio, please visit

Charlie Louvin Benefit Announced

Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Charlie Louvin of the legendary Louvin Brothers is fighting pancreatic cancer. In an effort to help defray Louvin’s astronomical medical costs, the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall in historic Bell Buckle, Tenn., is hosting a benefit concert and auction Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 from noon to 9 p.m. The event will be hosted by Louvin and Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike.

“Charlie Louvin is a significant treasure to American music and a dear friend,” said Smith. “His music has brightened the lives of so many of us. It’s an honor to be able to give something back.”

Confirmed performers include: Ed Bruce, writer of the hit song “Mama’s, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” and the actor who played the sheriff on the popular TV program Maverick; and Indiana bluegrass music legends the Wildwood Valley Boys. The complete schedule will be announced soon at

The auction will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and will be conducted by Jerry Shelton, Johnny Foster and Tom Waynick from Shelton Auction & Realty of Shelbyville, Tenn. Louvin has donated a guitar and autographed posters to the auction.

Thanks to the following businesses for donating items to the auction: From Shelbyville: Kincaid’s; Celebration Travel; Christopher Equipment; Discount Arts and Frames; Shelbyville Record Shop; Barr’s; Hoover Paint; Smith Country Ham; New Covenant Bookstore; Badcock’s; Victory Nissan; Heritage Jewelers; J. Jordan Boutique; Haynes Lumber; and First Community Bank. From Wartrace, Tenn.: Gallagher Guitars. From Manchester, Tenn.: Hoover’s Jewelers; Smoots Flowers & Gifts; Home Depot; Russell Stover Candies and Foothills Crafts. From Bell Buckle, Tenn.: Vera’s Pearls; The Cat’s Meow; and Phillips General Store.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Dan Hays and the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) of Nashville, Tenn., for donating two VIP packages to next year’s IBMA awards show at the Ryman Auditorium and two VIP passes to the IBMA FanFest, which is held annually at the Nashville Convention Center.

More items are being added to the auction daily. To donate, call Martha Akers of the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall at (931) 389-0223.

Tickets are $10 and available at the world-famous Bell Buckle Cafe in Bell Buckle, Tenn., or by calling the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall at (931) 389-0223.

Food will be available for sale from the the world-famous Bell Buckle Cafe in downtown Bell Buckle, Tenn., with all proceeds going to the Louvin family.

Seven-time IBMA “Female Vocalist of the Year” Rhonda Vincent is hosting a silent auction on her website,, with all proceeds going to the Louvin family. Items include a Martin guitar signed by Vincent as well as autographed posters and Martha White memorabilia as well as an autographed copy of Vincent’s brand new album Taken.

The Louvin Brothers (Charlie and Ira) had a string of country hits throughout the 1950s and early ’60s including “When I Stop Dreamin’, “I Don’t Believe You Met My Baby,” and “My Baby’s Gone.” Their music heavily influenced such groups as the Everly Brothers, the Byrds and even the Beatles.

After Ira’s tragic death in an auto accident, Charlie Louvin continued on in his solo career until the present day, regularly hosting the Grand Ole Opry and the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree on WSM 650 AM as well as touring throughout the country and around the world.

The Louvin Brothers are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.


Becky Buller
Bell Buckle Banquet Hall
PO Box 142
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
(931) 639-1590 cell / (931) 389-0223 office / (931) 389-0224 fax /

Penni McDaniel
Hope River Entertainment