Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Birthday , Tom T. and Dixie !

Happy Birthday, Tom T. & Dixie!
May 25th & 26th
Love, The Daughters Of Bluegrass

We look forward to seeing everyone throughout the year at
performances by The Daughters of Bluegrass, the Daughter's respective band performances and especially at this year's IBMA WORLD OF BLUEGRASS.

BLUEGRASS BOUQUET features 17 songs and 50 daughters:
Dale Ann Bradley, Dixie Hall, Frances Mooney, Lorraine Jordan, Jeanette Williams, Janet McGarry, Michelle Nixon, Valerie Smith, Becky Buller, Rhonda Vincent, Sierra Hull, Stacy York, Dara Wray, Alecia Nugent, Jennifer Strickland, Heather Berry, Lisa Martin, Gloria Belle, Lisa Ray, Linda Lay, Sally Jones, Carol Lee Cooper, Jeanie Stanley, Sonya Isaacs, Becky Isaacs Bowman, Sophie Haislip, Louise Tomberlain, Mindy Rakestraw, Lizzy Long, Annette Kelly, Lily Lieux, Donica Christensen, Judi Marshall, Beth Lawrence, Melissa Lawrence, Rebecca Frazier, Jenni Lyn Gardner, Lisa Manning, Gena Britt, Vicki Simmons, Megan McCormick, Tina Adair, Kristin Scott Benson, Rebekah Long, Jenee Fleenor, Jeana Martin, Janice Martin, Larita Martin, Martha Adcock, Amber Burks, Beth Stevens,
and more.

If you are a voting member of the International Bluegrass Music Association,
we appreciate your consideration for the following when casting your 2009 Awards Ballot:

Recorded Event of the Year
"Bluegrass Bouquet" - The Daughters of Bluegrass - Blue Circle Records
Entertainer of the Year
The Daughters of Bluegrass
Vocal Group of the Year
The Daughters of Bluegrass
Instrumental Group of the Year
The Daughters of Bluegrass
Female Vocaist of the Year
Heather Berry, Dale Ann Bradley, Gene Britt, Lorraine Jordan, Beth Lawrence,
Janet McGarry, Frances Mooney, Michelle Nixon, Lisa Ray, Valerie Smith,
Mindy Rakestraw, Beth Stevens, Jeanette Williams
Album of the Year
"Bluegrass Bouquet" - The Daughters of Bluegrass - Blue Circle Records
Instrumental Album of the Year
"Bluegrass Bouquet" - The Daughters of Bluegrass - Blue Circle Records
Instrumental Performers of the Year
Kristin Scott Benson, Gena Britt, Donica Christensen, Lizzy Long, Janice Martin,
Vicki Simmins, Beth Stevens
Becky Buller, Jenee' Flennor, Lizzy Long, Lisa Manning, Jeana Martin
Martha Adcock, Heather Berry, Dale Ann Bradley, Becky Buller, Rebecca Frazier,
Lizzy Long, Megan McCormick, Mindy Rakestraw
Tina Adair, Jenee' Fleenor, Rebecca Frazier, Jenni Lyn Gardner, Sierra Hull,
Lorraine Jordan
Beth Lawrence, Rebekah Long, Frances Mooney, Jeanette Williams
Larita Martin
Song of the Year
"I Don't Think I'm Going Back to Harlan" - The Daughters of Bluegrass
from "Bluegrass Bouquet" by the Daughters of Bluegrass
Blue Circle Records - Tom T. Hall/Dixie Hall (BMI)

Other Songs by Tom T. and Dixie Hall (BMI)
"Train Songs"
"Leaving Baker County"
"Three Silver Dollars"
"All that's Left"

The Daughters of Bluegrass are the proud winners of the

Individually, the Daughters have won a multitude of awards throughout the years along with numerous 2009 SPBGMA AWARDS including:
Blue Circle Records owners Tom T. and Dixie Hall winning the 2009 SPBGMA Songwriter of the Year Award; Rhonda Vincent, the 2009 SPBGMA Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year; Jeanette Williams, the 2009 SPBGMA Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year; and Kristin Scott Benson the SPBGMA Banjo Player of the Year.

For more information on the Daughters of Bluegrass and BLUEGRASS BOUQUET, please visit the Daughter's website.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cracker Barrel and Montgomery Gentry Suuport Wounded Warrior Project

May 18, 2009


For Our Heroes CD will provide funds for
wounded service men and women

LEBANON, TN. – Country music stars Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry know a lot about partnering to make some good sounds, and now they are joining with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and the Wounded Warrior Project on their newest CD, For Our Heroes. This 12-song CD features familiar hits like “Something To Be Proud Of,” and “My Town.” It also includes an exclusive new song, “One Of Those Days,” as well as four songs that have received only limited release previously. The CD will be available only at Cracker Barrel, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each CD will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

“Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are great artists to work with on this exclusive CD project,” says Cracker Barrel’s Vice President of Marketing Peter Keiser. “They have for a long time demonstrated their support of and appreciation for our country’s service people. That concern is aligned with Cracker Barrel’s multi-year support of the Wounded Warrior Project.” Keiser added that this CD recognizes that many of the popular restaurant concept’s guests are Montgomery Gentry fans who will be excited about this opportunity to enjoy this exclusive music project while supporting the efforts of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Eddie and Troy say they were pleased to work on this CD with Cracker Barrel because “we think it’s important to support the soldiers, the men and women who fight for us every day so that we can live in the freedom of this great country, the United States of America.”

For Our Heroes will go on sale at all Cracker Barrel locations on May 25th, but you can pre-order your copy, starting May 18th, at And from May 18th through May 31st, Cracker Barrel will double the donation to Wounded Warrior Project for every CD that is sold. T-shirts featuring the Wounded Warrior Project’s logo of a soldier carrying a wounded compatriot will also be on sale at all Cracker Barrel locations beginning May 25th. A portion of these sales will also be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, helping them to ensure this generation of wounded is the most successful and well-adjusted in our nation’s history.

As part of this CD release, you can sign up for the Cracker Barrel sweepstakes to win some great prizes, including the Grand Prize of a trip for two to see Montgomery Gentry on Kenny Chesney’s Sun City Carnival Tour in Indianapolis, IN on September 19th. That prize includes two roundtrip airline tickets, two nights hotel stay and $200 in spending money. The sweepstakes also features three First Prizes of Copley guitars autographed by Montgomery Gentry. Enter the contest at

For Our Heroes is the latest project in an impressive collection of exclusive music available only at Cracker Barrel. It follows March’s release of Dolly Parton’s Collectors’ Edition of Backwoods Barbie and a number of exclusive releases in 2008 - November’s release of Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Hymns, the August release of Kenny Rogers: 50 Years, the July release of Ricky Skaggs’ The High Notes and the April release of Aaron Tippin’s He Believed. Over the last few years, Cracker Barrel has released exclusive CDs featuring Alison Krauss & Union Station, Josh Turner, Amy Grant, Sara Evans, and Charlie Daniels.

About Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreĆ¢ restaurants provide a friendly home-away-from-home in their old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a fair price. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as its signature biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 588 company-owned locations in 41 states. Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, visit:

Charlie Daniels Contact:
Paula Szeigis - Charlie Daniels Band - 615.443.2112 ext. 123 -

AristoMedia Contact:
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Christy Watkins - Aristo P.R. - 615.269.7071 ext. 124 -

(Nashville, TN - May 20, 2009) Charlie Daniels poses with Marty Stuart prior to his Grand Ole Opry performance in Nashville on Saturday, May 16. In spirit of the Opry's tradition of unexpected appearances, Daniels invited Stuart on stage to play during his set for a performance of "Long Haired Country Boy."

Pictured: Charlie Daniels (r) with Marty Stuart.

Photo Credit: Dean Tubb.

Pictured: Marty Stuart (l) and Charlie Daniels perform at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, May 16, 2009.
Photo Credit: Dean Tubb.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rural Rhythm Records unveils first single by Brandon Rickman

Rural Rhythm Records will unveil the first single, “Always Have, Always Will” by BRANDON RICKMAN next week on “Fresh Cuts and Key Tracks” serviced to radio stations. This fiery, captivating new single was co-written by Brandon Rickman and Chris Stapleton (The Steeldrivers). The song is enhanced by Brandon’s signature lead vocals, matched with the beautifully blended harmony vocals by Terry Eldridge (The Grascals), and incredible intro and reprise by fellow Rural Rhythm artist, Randy Kohrs on resonator guitar. Other musicians on the single include: Aaron McDaris (Rhonda Vincent & The Rage) on banjo, Jenee’ Fleenor (Terri Clark) on fiddle, and Brandon performing guitar, bass, mandolin.

The song is from Brandon’s upcoming first solo album, “YOUNG MAN, OLD SOUL,” set for a June 30, 2009 release where he co-wrote 10 out of the 12 tracks. Along with Stapleton, Brandon recruited many of his other talented songwriting friends including, Tammy Rogers (The Steeldrivers); Jerry Salley, Kevin Denney, and Charley Stefl. Other musicians on the album include: Jamie Johnson (The Grascals); and fellow Lonesome River Band members, Andy Ball and Mike Anglin.

Brandon can also be heard on the Lonesome River Band’s current #1 chart album, “NO TURNING BACK,” (Rural Rhythm) where he serves as lead vocalist and guitarist with the group. The Lonesome River Band is also celebrating two current chart singles, “Them Blues” with lead vocals provided by Brandon, and “Like A Train Needs a Track” with lead vocals provided by Andy Ball. Other band members include critically acclaimed banjoist and band leader, Sammy Shelor, along with Mike Hartgrove on fiddle and Mike Anglin on bass.

For more information on Brandon Rickman, please visit, - Media, please visit

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tomorrow, beginning at 6:00 PM PDT (9:00 PM EDT), "The Session Players"

Tomorrow, beginning at 6:00 PM PDT (9:00 PM EDT), "The Session Players" ( will host a special live online chat. Taking your questions during the hour long live chat event will be Michael Douchette - 35 years of studio experience playing steel guitar, harmonica and acoustic guitar, Steven Sheehan - acoustic guitar specialist, Jimmy Nichols - one of the busiest keyboard players in Nashville, Jonathan Yudkin – master of many instruments including banjo, violin, mandolin and many obscure stringed instruments and Tom Wild - a Grammy-winning lead guitarist/session leader/contractor.

Talk directly to Mike, Steve, Jimmy, Jonathan and Tom, each featured in the premier webisode, Sand Bank Road, about the creative process that allows them to excel in the studio environment. Talk to them about the instruments that they use to create such great music or ask about their experiences working on many of the recording projects that have changed music.

To be a part of the chat, log onto the site or go directly to on Tuesday, May 19 beginning at 6:00 PM PDT (9:00 PM EDT).

Saturday, May 16, 2009

"@ The Gorge" - The Dead 5 - 16-09 - A review

I must say, the quality of sirius radio is awesome, even with my small headphones, 128 bp mp3 quality, on computer, or you can get 32 if you have dial up. Let me get this out the way first, Haynes is driving me crazy with that hot envelope filter or wah he is using, He overdoes it, Chimenti on the other hand sounds like Keith Godchaux on piano. Lesh is dropping bombs like usual, He sounds great. I can't hear Weirs guitar on this song, Wait, he is playing a wah too, this is nuts, This is 2 hours into the show, I have listened to about half of it. This song is Althea, Haynes sings it nicely. Now, get that Wah out of here. Uh oh, is this, could it be, 1, 2, Yeh, "Eyes Of The world", Phil sounds perfect, Weir is nailing the guitar with a more jazzy feel, Is that Phil singing, yeh, Go, Love this, The wah is gone, nice, nice Harmonies, Whew , Go guys, Haynes is teasing with his guitar now, great interplay, Jerry would be proud. Boy, Chimenti is really tinkling those keys. Crowd is alive. Haynes does a little tinkling with the strings, real mellow.
This version of the Dead is not up to 70s standards, especially vocally, Once in a while, they get the vocals, but I just do not see Haynes fitting. Jimmy Herring, The guys from "The Other Ones". Dickey Betts, He can do a good Franklins Tower. What about, 4 real Dead members plus Chimenti. Face it, Haynes always wanted to get a few wahs and envelope filters, but Jerry was subtle with those Babies. Warren is a very good guitarist, but more of a fit with The Allman Brothers or Government Mule(his Band).
Oh, thos prices, 100 bucks, Phish is doing the summer(45-50) ,Us Deadheads are not money bags, that is why I got a free 72 hour membership to Sirius so I could listen to this. They should give Haynes, a gold mutron pedal for his going away present.(Enough , I know) I love this band, so I have earned the right to rib them, Bottom line, they gave the Crowd a great show, This year, We all need something, Amen.

Little Big Town Rides For Cancer Cure

NASHVILLE, TN – Capital Nashville Recording Artist Little Big Town is set to Ride For A Cure on Sunday, June 14, 2009 benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation.

The event, presented by Roberts and Lyons, marks the third year of Little Big Town’s involvement that features a motorcycle ride from the Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs to the Harley-Davidson of Columbia, a barbecue lunch provided by Applebee’s and a post ride performance by Little Big Town and friends.

“We are thrilled to be part of this wonderful event to help raise funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation,” said Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town. “Our goal is for people to attend, have some fun and feel part of this special cause that is working to find a cure for cancer.”

Both motorcycle riders and non-riders are welcome to attend. The T. J. Martell Foundation is offering a special VIP ticket for $300 that includes breakfast, access to the VIP areas during the ride, lunch, a gift bag, t-shirt and performance. Rider and non-rider tickets are $35 and include the ride (if a rider), lunch, t-shirt and performance. Tickets may be purchased on line at

Proceeds from Ride for a Cure locally supports cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The T.J. Martell Foundation supports leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at six top hospitals in the United States. The Frances Williams Preston Laboratories were named after Frances Preston, past President and CEO of BMI and current President of the national T.J. Martell Foundation.

“Thanks to artists such as Little Big Town who generously give their time and talent, the Martell Foundation continues to give hope to many cancer patients and their families,” said Tony Conway, President of the T.J. Martell Foundation – Nashville Division Board of Directors. “The Foundation has a long history of being part of the music industry and we appreciate the wonderful commitment Little Big Town has given to this cause.”

For more information on Ride for a Cure or the T.J. Martell Foundation, contact the T.J. Martell Foundation at (615) 256-2002 or logo onto Be sure to vote for Little Big Town with the CMT Awards at

About the T.J. Martell Foundation

The T.J. Martell Foundation is a national 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that supports innovative research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS at six top research hospitals in the United States. In Nashville, the Foundation supports cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

The Frances Williams Preston Laboratories were established in 1993 in honor of Frances Preston, longtime president and CEO of BMI, president of the T.J. Martell Foundation board of directors and founder of Country in the Rockies.

To learn more about the T.J. Martell Foundation, please go to

About Little Big Town

Friday, May 15, 2009

"The Sessions Players" announces Line Up For Chat

For Immediate Release

May 14, 2008

"The Session Players" Announces Line Up For May 19, Live Online Chat

Douchette, Sheehan, Nichols, Yudkin and Wild Will Take Your Questions Live

NASHVILLE, TN - On Tuesday, May 19 beginning at 6:00 PM PDT (9:00 PM EDT), "The Session Players" ( will host a special live online chat. Taking your questions during the hour long live chat event will be Michael Douchette - 35 years of studio experience playing steel guitar, harmonica and acoustic guitar, Steven Sheehan - acoustic guitar specialist, Jimmy Nichols - one of the busiest keyboard players in Nashville, Jonathan Yudkin - master of many instruments including banjo, violin, mandolin and many obscure stringed instruments and Tom Wild - a Grammy-winning lead guitarist/session leader/contractor.

Talk directly to Mike, Steve, Jimmy, Jonathan and Tom, each featured in the premier webisode, Sand Bank Road, about the creative process that allows them to excel in the studio environment. Talk to them about the instruments that they use to create such great music or ask about their experiences working on many of the recording projects that have changed music.

To be a part of the chat, log onto on Tuesday, May 19 beginning at 6:00 PM PDT (9:00 PM EDT). Log onto the site for updates!



Megan Burns -

1300 Division Street, Ste 105
Nashville, TN 37203

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Sirius Radio to Host Premier Of New CD By Russell Moore & 3rd Time Out&

SIRIUS Radio to Host World Radio Premier of New CD by
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Tomorrow - May 13, 2009 - 11:00 am ET

On Wednesday, May 13th at 11:00 AM ET, Sirius-XM Satellite Radio will host the world radio premier of the long awaited new album by multi-award winning band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. The self-titled new CD will be featured on Bluegrass Junction’s “Track by Track” show hosted by Kyle Cantrell airing on Sirius (Channel 65) and XM (Channel 14). The show will be rebroadcast on Thursday, May 14 at 9:00 PM ET and Sunday, May 17 at 11:00 AM ET.

Russell Moore recently stated, “We're all very excited about the release of our newest CD for a number of reasons, including the fact we are collaborating with the very hard working people at Rural Rhythm Records. This is our first studio release with all new songs in almost five years and we are very excited this is being showcased as a 'World Premier' on Sirius Radio. We were extremely honored to sit down with Kyle Cantrell to preview the songs on the new CD and to usher in, not only the new recording, but a new era for the band.”

The first single, “Hard Rock Mountain Prison (‘Til I Die)”, was released for commercial sale on March 3, 2009 and to radio via Rural Rhythm’s “Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks, No. 4." The album’s official release date is Tuesday, May 19th and will be available at iTunes, Wal-Mart, Amazon and numerous other retail sites.

Band includes members, Russell Moore, Steve Dilling, Justen Haynes, Wayne Benson, and Edgar Loudermilk. The popular Bluegrass Blog recently featured a seven episode Travel Report by Dilling as he shared notes from the group’s April cross country tour. The two week trip began in Johnson City, TN, out to California and ended in Georgia. For more information and a complete tour schedule for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, please visit the band's website!


Radio Contact: Sammy Passamano III Email

Hope River Entertainment
Penni McDaniel Email


Booking Info:
IIIrd Tyme Out
4075 Mini Trail
Cumming, GA. 30041
Ph.: (678) 644-9276; (919) 398-0366
Fax: (770) 889-7339

Band Tour Publicity:
East Public Relations
Kimberly Williams

Monday, May 11, 2009

Win A Trip To 2009 CMA FEST

Winning a trip to the 2009 CMA Fest =

LoCash Cowboys that is!!!

You can win it ..... or buy it. If you buy it and then win it, you get your money back!

This is an opportunity of a lifetime for any country music fan! You could be the lucky winner of a 6 day, 5 night trip to Nashville, Tennessee for the 2009 CMA Music Festival courtesy of LoCash Cowboys and Stroudavarious Records, along with Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 !!

This entertainment filled 6 day, 5 night trip will include;

Coach airfare for two
5 night double occupancy accommodations (Wednesday, June 10 - Monday, June 15, 2009) at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel (CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair tickets to include:

Concerts at LP Field starring Brad Paisley | Brooks and Dunn | Darius Rucker | Dierks Bentley | Julianne Hough | Reba McEntire | Jake Owen | Jason Aldean | Lady Antebellum | Little Big Town | Luke Bryan | Rodney Atkins | Zac Brown Band | Jamey Johnson | Josh Turner | Lee Ann Womack | Martina McBride | Trace Adkins | Wynonna | Jack Ingram | Miranda Lambert | Montgomery Gentry | John Rich | Taylor Swift

Daytime Stages at Riverfront Park with performances by Aaron Tippin , Ashton Shepherd, Bellamy Brothers, Bill Anderson, Bucky Covington, Chris Young, Chuck Wicks, Clay Walker, Collin Raye, Darryl Worley, Diamond Rio, Eli Young Band, Emerson Drive, Eric Church, Gloriana, Heidi Newfield, James Otto, Jamie O'Neal, Jason Michael Carroll, Jeff Bates, Jessica Harp, Jo Dee Messina, Joe Nichols, Joey and Rory, John Anderson, Josh Gracin, Keith Anderson, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, Lost Trailers, Mark Wills, Neal McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys, Phil Vassar, Randy Houser, Randy Rogers Band, Restless Heart, Tracy Byrd, Trent Willmon

Daily autograph signings and exhibits at the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall

“New Artist Showcase” featuring new artists chosen by “Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40” to perform a very exclusive acoustic performance to include LoCash Cowboys, hosted by Bob Kingsley.

“Behind The Hits” featuring Jeffrey Steele and friends, hosted by Bob Kingsley.

All you need to do is enter to win at The last day to enter is Sunday May 24th.

LoCash hopes YOU are the winner!

About Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40

Every time he gets in front of the microphone, Bob Kingsley adds to his status as the most listened-to radio voice in country music history. The Host and Executive Producer of Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40, far and away the most successful show of its kind, has been the king of the country countdown for three decades now, and to hear him tell it, the process retains every bit of its magic. Bob's love for the genre, its people and its history has always been evident in that warm, rich voice, and the combination has given him both a vast and loyal audience and legendary status within the industry. He has twice been named the CMA's National Broadcast Personality of the Year and his show received Billboard's Network/Syndicated Program of the Year award no fewer than 16 times. Bob also received the ACM’s National Broadcast Personality of the Year Award in 2007 and, perhaps most tellingly, he was inducted in 1998 into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame.

About What A Trip! Entertainment

Since launching in 1998, What A Trip! co-founders Grace Reinbold and Darlene Williams have guided the company to unprecedented success. Today, What A Trip! Entertainment is recognized as the leading purveyor of unique trips and travel planning for record labels as well as radio and television networks. In 2009, packages offering the public an opportunity to experience the extraordinary trips that What A Trip! Entertainment is known for, have been introduced. What A Trip! Entertainment continues to offer the very best in exclusive experiences for everyone from industry leaders to celebrity artists to the fans that make it all possible, treating everyone as a VIP along the way.

Media Contacts

Darlene Williams/Grace Reinbold

What A Trip Entertainment

(615) 269-0039

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Justin Moore Breaks into Top 30

Justin Moore Breaks into the Top 30!

Rising Star’s New Single is Highest Chart Mover of the Week (Mediabase)

Featured on RFD-TV’s Crook & Chase May 7th at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 6, 2009) – Valory Music Co. recording artist Justin Moore's “Small Town USA” was the biggest chart climber on the USA Today/ Country Aircheck (powered by Mediabase) chart this week, rising 10 positions to #26. In addition, “Small Town USA,” rode into the Top 30 on the Billboard Country Songs Chart.

"It's very cool to see that the hard work that everyone involved in my career has put in is starting to pay off. I can't tell you how exciting it is to have my first top 30 hit be one that I wrote. I owe a whole lot to country radio and I can't thank them enough for taking a chance on me and this song!", says Justin.
Moore News....

Justin will appear on the new season of the Crook & Chase television show to air on May 7 at 7 PM CST on RFD-TV! Lorianne and Charlie interviewed Justin backstage at the new Opry Country Classics series at the Grand Ole Opry. Other guests include Jeannie Seely and Mel Tillis.


Born and raised in Poyen, Arkansas (Pop. 272), Southern Country Stylist Justin Moore embodies the soul and character of a kid from a small town in both life and in music with his tough-talking, straight-shooting brand of Country music.

Moore has toured with Country superstar Trace Adkins as well as with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Lynyrd Skynyrd and Country music icon Hank Williams, Jr. He recently opened for superstars Brooks & Dunn and ZZ Top.

Moore has been featured in People magazine’s Country issue, was named one of Country Weekly’s “Who’s Hot in 2008,” has been featured on CMT, GAC and has been profiled in R&R, Country Aircheck and on NBC-affiliate WSMV’s Better Nashville.

For more information, please go to:


Oak Ridge Boys, "A Gospel Journey" DVD debuts at #2

The Oak Ridge Boys “A Gospel Journey” DVD debuts at #2 on Billboard Music Video Charts

Oak Ridge Boys “A Gospel Journey” TV Special
to air on GAC, RFD, and Gospel Music TV

Nashville, TN – In the times of declining music sales, one thing is for sure – Legends Last Forever!!! This past week, Gaither Music Group released The Oak Ridge Boys: A Gospel Journey on DVD and CD, which debuted on the Billboard Music Video chart at #2!!!

Hosted by Bill Gaither and filmed before an intimate audience of friends and fellow-artists at Gaither Studios, this DVD release features more than 90 minutes of live performances by the Oak Ridge Boys singing their best-loved gospel favorites, combined with vintage footage and photos of their 36-year journey together.

To catch the television special highlighting A Gospel Journey, check out the following air dates and times.


May 17th 3am & 11pm Cornerstone Satellite

May 19th 9:00p Liberty Channel

May 22nd 12:00a Liberty Channel

May 22nd 9:00p Vision TV CANADA

May 23rd 1:00a Golden Eagle Satellite

May 23rd 3:30p/5:00p Crossroads TV CANADA

May 23rd 5:00p Guardian Enterprise/WSFJ-TV 51

May 23rd 8:00p Daystar TV

May 23rd 8:00p/12:00a GAC

May 23rd 10:00p Miracle Channel

May 23rd 12:00a Vision TV

May 23rd 7:00p Family Net

May 23rd 9:00p Liberty Channel

May 23rd times vary Total Living Network

May 24th 10:00a GAC

May 24th 7:00a Daystar TV

May 24th 9:00p Gospel Music TV Network

May 24th 5:00p Guardian Enterprise/WSFJ-TV 51

May 24th 7:00p Family Net

May 25th 9:30a/4:30p/7:30p/11p Christian TV

May 25th 12:30p Trinity Broadcasting Network

May 26th 3:30a Christian TV

May 26th 9:30P Trinity Broadcasting Network

May 27th 2:00a Gospel Music TV Network

May 28th 7:00p RFD-TV

May 29th 3:00a/11:00a RFD-TV

May 30th 6:00p RFD-TV

Bill Gaither describes the motivation behind this new release, stating, "Over the years, the Oak Ridge Boys have taken gospel music into places I, and most other gospel artists, would have never been invited.

This celebration of their gospel journey was more than just a fun opportunity to hear their gospel favorites ... it was about honoring their deep commitment to their gospel roots. I applaud that; and through this DVD I believe countless listeners will enjoy seeing four hearts that truly beat for music with a message."

Oak Ridge Boy, Joe Bonsall, also comments, "This is the most exciting time I've ever experienced with the Oak Ridge Boys. I can remember sitting and watching Gaither Homecoming videos on television and being so blessed. Then on my 50th birthday, we were invited to sit in the audience for the Cathedrals Farewell Celebration and I couldn't believe it ... and when we were called to the stage to sing, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! Now, more than 10 years after that video was released, we consider Bill and Gloria and many of our other heroes to be friends. Being in their studio, standing in the places where so many legends have stood, to create a video documenting our gospel journey was definitely a full-circle moment for the Oak Ridge Boys."

The Oak Ridge Boys: A Gospel Journey is distributed by EMI and is available in stores everywhere.


International Country Music Conference To Offer Historical Perspectives

International Country Music Conference To Offer Broad Historical Perspectives on Country Music May 21-23

Conference to Cover Variety of Country-Related Genres with Diverse Range of Panels

(Nashville, TN - May 6, 2009) The 26th annual International Country Music Conference, to be held May 21-23 in Nashville, Tenn. at Belmont University, will host a broad cross-section of panels and topics in the field of country music.

This year's ICMC will feature more than three-dozen panels on a variety of influential artists and subjects in all country-related genres, including Bluegrass, Americana, Western Swing, Country Rock, Honky-Tonk, Gospel and more. Notable artists to be profiled in selected presentations will include Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons, Kitty Wells, Cowboy Troy, Charlie Louvin and Jimmie Rodgers, among others.

Renowned author and country music expert Don Cusic will co-host the panel "Defining Country Music: What It Is and Does It Matter?" His recent book, "Discovering Country Music," chronicles the evolution of the genre "from the fiddle to the Pop charts" and will be an ICMC Special Feature at this year's event.

"The history of country music is being preserved by these academics and journalists," says Cusic. "We treasure the present by honoring the past, and the International Country Music Conference demonstrates the impact country music has had, and is still having, on culture throughout the world."

Additional ICMC panels will cover subjects ranging from international topics ("Teaching Country Music in Australia: Teaching Australian Country Music" and "New Zealand Country"), regional interests ("A Cajun Music Mystery: Dr. James F. Roach, 'Song of the Crocodile,' and the First Commercial Recording of a Cajun Folksong") and political themes ("Barack Obama, Country Music Stardom, and a New Black American Narrative").

A number of panels will be packaged together and presented on specific themes, including the Bluegrass genre and artists Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers.

The Belmont University Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award and The Charlie Lamb Awards will also be presented at this year's conference.

Registration is $100 and checks should be sent to James Akenson, Box 5042, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, 38505.

The complete 2009 ICMC Program Schedule can be found here:

Charlie Daniels Visits troops Overseas

Charlie Daniels Visits Troops Overseas

(Nashville, TN - May 6, 2009) The Charlie Daniels Band recently concluded their third overseas visit of U.S. military troops in Kuwait and Iraq. The legendary musician toured bases in Ar Ramadi, Balad, Al Qayyarah, Tikrit and Kuwait, performing for thousands of appreciative servicemen and women. Stars for Stripes, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing celebrity entertainment to troops deployed overseas, organized the seven-show, nine-day trip.

"The reason I enjoy going to Iraq is because for a few days I am honored to walk among the finest young people America has to offer," Daniels recently wrote in his website soapbox. Daniels is currently on tour through the end of 2009. Tour dates can be found at

Daniels (r) visits with Lt. Commander Pronk at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

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Audie Blaylock & Redline CD hits #1

Audie Blaylock & Redline Album Hits #1
Band Signs with Chris Joslin/Class Act Entertainment

The new CD, Audie Blaylock and Redline hit #1 on the Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine (BMP) Top 10 Album Chart this month along with two singles appearing on the BMP Top 30 Song Chart: Whispering Waters at #11 and Lonesome Weary Heart at #14. Whispering Waters is already making its way up numerous other charts including hitting #4 on Sirius Radio’s Top 40 Songs this week and climbing again on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine (BU) Top 30 this month. The album, produced by Audie Blaylock, debuted at #12 on the BU Top 15 Album Chart and continues on Sirius Radio’s Top 40 Artists Chart.

Audie Blaylock & Redline just announced the band’s booking will now be handled by Chris Joslin in cooperation with Class Act Entertainment. “We are very happy about working with Chris and Class Act Entertainment. The entire band is excited with the positive responses we have been receiving for both the new album and at our live performances. We look forward to growing the tour schedule even more,” said Blaylock.

The CD has been receiving rave reviews including iTunes Reviewer, Eli Messenger calling it a, “Stellar album of hard-charging bluegrass,” and asking, “What’s not to like? The instrumentals sparkle, the vocals are on point and the production is crisp.”

Audie Blaylock & Redline will be performing this weekend in Hollywood, Florida at the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival sponsored by the South Florida Bluegrass Association. Next week, the group heads to Branson, Missouri for numerous performance dates at Silver Dollar City.

For more information on Audie Blaylock & Redline including a complete tour schedule, plus news on their 2009 IBMA Showcase selection, please visit the band’s website.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

'Bocephus Bailout Package'

For immediate release


Hank Jr. new single “RED WHITE and PINK-SLIP BLUES” hits radio today!!!

Nashville, TN – In today’s economic climate, Hank Williams Jr. brings you the Bocephus Bailout Package ( in an effort to help tax-paying Americans get through these hard times.

On TAX DAY, April 15th, Hank Williams Jr. appeared and performed a snippet of his new single “Red White and Pink-Slip Blues” on America’s #1 national morning cable show Fox & Friends before doing a round of non-stop interviews with radio stations all across America.

The Bocephus Bailout Package will allow one American to become a

“Honorary Crew Member for the Day.”

The Bocephus Bailout Package includes:

$1000 Spending money; plus an additional $1500 towards travel and hotel to concert location.
For you plus one guest as Honorary Crew Member of the Day
Premium seats to the concert
Meet Hank Jr. backstage
One Limited Edition Collector’s Tin featuring three classic CD’s
Family Tradition
Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound
The Pressure Is On
One Limited Edition 'Monday Night Football' Guitar
One autographed copy of the brand new single “RED WHITE & PINK-SLIP BLUES”
To enter your name for the Bocephus Bailout Package, logon to

Monday, May 04, 2009

Country Artist Adam Gregory to Star in new film "WWJD"


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Country Artist Adam Gregory To Star In New Film "WWJD"
Film to feature original music from Gregory

(Nashville, Tennessee - May 4, 2009) Country recording artist Adam Gregory has signed on to co-star in the upcoming film "WWJD" based on one of the best-selling Christian books of all-time.

Based on the classic Charles Sheldon book, "In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do," the novel currently sells an average of 100,000 copies per year and is available in 26 languages around the world. More than 40 million copies have been sold since it was written in 1896, second only to the Bible.

Gregory will star in the film alongside John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard tv show, Nip/Tuck, CSI, Smallville) and Maxine Bahns (The Mentalist, The Lost Tribe).

"My faith and my music are very closely related," says Gregory. "I feel truly blessed for an opportunity where I can incorporate both into a project that serves a bigger purpose and will hopefully reach millions of others."

Gregory's original song "What Would Jesus Do," from his recent Canadian release Crazy Days, will also be featured in the film. The song was co-written by Keith Follese and Billy Yates.

The film, produced by Joe and Jack Nasser and Kevin Otto of Nasser Entertainment Group, follows four individuals (a singer, a newspaper editor, a wealthy philanthropist and a minister who has lost his faith) as they vow to walk in "the steps of Jesus."

Filming on the project begins this week in Los Angeles, CA.

About Adam Gregory:
Twenty-three-year-old recording artist Adam Gregory is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After signing his first record deal with Sony Music Canada at age 13, he scored several Top Ten hits and Gold records in his native country before permanently relocating to Nashville in 2007. The rising star sped up the U.S. charts in the summer of 2008, breaking into the Top 30 with his first stateside single, "Crazy Days." Gregory released his follow-up single, "What It Takes," in November, followed by promotional tours with both Cricket Communications, Inc. and Soles4Souls. His album, Crazy Days, was released in Canada in March, with a U.S. debut to follow. Visit for more information.

Rural Rhythm Records - May News


Sirius-XM to DEBUT "Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out" May 13, 2009 - read more.
Album release: May 19, 2009
Michael Martin Murphey - Awarded the Texas Entertainer of the Year, read more.
"Buckaroo Blue Grass" appearing on Billboard's Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart; Listen to Michael's interview with Terry Herd on INTO THE BLUE show airing on the Bluegrass Radio Network May 10th - May 16th.
Lonesome River Band hits #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 Albums - read more
Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain hit #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Singles - read more
Audie Blaylock & Redline - See BU Chart success. Audie appears in the current issue of Bluegrass Music Profiles.
Tommy Webb's "Heartland" CD debuts at #26 on Billboard. New single, "Teardrop Inn."

CROWE BROTHERS "Brothers-N-Harmony" featured on Sirius/XM Bluegrass Junction's Track by Track. Additional airdate, May 5th. New single release: "Why Not Confess."
CODY SHULER & PINE MOUNTAIN RAILROAD-Congratulations on 2009 DOVE Nomination
TIM HENSLEY "LONG MONDAY - new single "What A Sight To Behold" with guest vocals by VINCE GILL and SONYA ISAACS. Tim is currently on tour with KENNY CHESNEY.
MOUNTAIN HEART - "Road That Never Ends" - new single “I’m Just Here to Ride the Train"
RICKEY WASSON - "From the Heart and Soul" - New single, "Billy G. Salvation"

Melonie Cannon and Willie Nelson's "Back to Earth" VIDEO now airing on
CMT's PURE 12-PACK Countdown. Just CLICK THE BANNER and cast your vote today!
Also we certainly appreciate the radio support for her bluegrass single, "I Call It Gone" currently number #9 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 30 Singles and the album, "And the Wheels Turn" at #13 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 Albums.


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Sunday, May 03, 2009

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