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Glastonbury 2016 Brings Career-Best Highs From Chvrches, The 1975 & More

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:19pm
The odds were stacked against this year's Glastonbury festival, rumored to be the last one held here at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset. First...
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Future, DJ Khaled & More Rock EpicFest in Los Angeles

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 5:02pm
One of the hottest tickets during BET Week was the second annual EpicFest at Los Angeles’ Sony Studios on Saturday (June 25). Among the...
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Jon Bon Jovi Surprises Fan Fighting Cancer at JBJ Soul Kitchen in New Jersey: Watch

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 4:40pm
Jon Bon Jovi made a trip to his JBJ Soul Kitchen in Toms River, N.J., to give a fan a special surprise. The New Jersey native and the...
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Jill Scott Marries Longtime Boyfriend Mike Dobson, Big Daddy Kane Performs

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:50pm
Congrats to soul singer Jill Scott, who married her longtime boyfriend Mike Dobson on Saturday (June 25). News of the quiet ceremony surfaced after...
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Kenny Chesney Calls Cop to Apologize For Saying He Had Died

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:18pm
An officer shot several times near Philadelphia got a call from country singer Kenny Chesney with an apology for announcing at a concert that he had...
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Drake's 'Views' Spends Eighth Week in a Row at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:00pm
Drake’s Views continues to reign atop the Billboard 200 chart, as the set spends an eighth consecutive week at No. 1. The album debuted in the...
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Mariah Carey Brings Pregnant Blac Chyna On Stage for Lap Dance in Las Vegas: Watch

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 2:21pm
Mariah Carey brought a very pregnant Blac Chyna on stage for a lap dance during the singer’s #1 to Infinity residency show in Las Vegas...
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50 Cent Arrested For Onstage Profanity During Concert in Caribbean

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 1:40pm
50 Cent was reportedly arrested during his Saturday night (June 25) concert on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts for using profanity on stage, a...
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Prince's Yellow Cloud Guitar Bought by Indianapolis Colts Owner

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 12:25pm
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has purchased the Yellow Cloud electric guitar that Prince used in numerous concerts until the mid-1990s. Ringo...
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Billy Joel to Join NY Gov. Cuomo on Breast Cancer Motorcycle Ride

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 12:15pm
New York's governor will ride alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer before...
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'Voice' Champ Jordan Smith Marries Longtime Girlfriend Kristen Denny

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 12:05pm
Jordan Smith, the season nine winner of The Voice, married his longtime girlfriend Kristen Denny in Middlesborough, Kentucky, on Saturday (June 25...
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Minnesota Judge to Hold 2nd Hearing in Prince Estate Case

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 11:57am
The Prince estate case is headed back to a Minnesota courtroom. A judge will hold a hearing in suburban Minneapolis on Monday (June 27) regarding the...
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John Legend Theater in Ohio District Nears Completion

Billboard.com - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 11:48am
An Ohio school district is nearing completion on its newly renovated John Legend Theater, and officials are trying to determine how it will be shared...
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Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band at Carter Fold July 2nd

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 12:45am

Fiddlin’ Carson PetersSaturday, July 2nd, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free. There will be a film crew from a TV pilot entitled “Where I’m From” that focuses on Appalachia and small town America at the Fold that night doing interviews and filming the show. In addition, Appalachian Trail will be special guests performing during part of the show.

Twelve-year old Carson Peters, or “Fiddlin’ Carson Peters,” as he is becoming known, is a true musical prodigy. He is quickly making a name for himself with his fiddle by winning competitions and entertaining audiences across the region. Carson’s family lives in Piney Flats, Tennessee. They noticed at a very early age that he could keep time with any tune being played by clapping his hands or tapping his feet. His special talent for music became apparent after he taught himself to play “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” at the ripe old age of two on a ukulele that his grandmother bought him.

While on vacation in 2006, his parents bought him a 1/8 sized fiddle at an Amish flea market in Pennsylvania and set out in search of a teacher who would take a child as young as Carson at only 3 ½ years old. Their search led them to Morrell Music in Johnson City and Sarah Fletcher Collins. Carson was taught by Mrs. Collins for about three years. He’s currently a student of Mr. Keith Williams in Greenville, Tennessee.

In 2008, Carson and his parents began attending old-time and bluegrass music festivals where Carson could hear and jam with some very talented musicians as well as compete in youth fiddle competitions. His most noteworthy contest wins have taken place at the Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, where he received first place in the Youth Old-Time Fiddle, Bluegrass Fiddle, and Youth Folk Song categories. He also received the most promising young talent award multiple years at this festival. Carson was named Tennessee State Peewee Fiddle Champion for 2010 in Clarksville, Tennessee, and has also won first place in the Youth Old-Time and the Youth Bluegrass Fiddle category at the famous Fiddlers’ Convention in Galax, Virginia.

Carson says winning trophies and getting your name in the newspaper is “really cool,” but that is not the main reason he works so hard at this music. “It’s all about using the talent God gave me to make people smile,” he says. Carson truly loves to entertain. At ten years old, Carson is a seasoned performer, playing numerous venues throughout the region – Bristol’s Rhythm and Roots, Song of the Mountains, and a live broadcast on WDVX in Knoxville to list a few. Carson has also had the honor of playing on national TV as a guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in August of 2013.

Carson has been blessed to have a great band to help him entertain audiences at local venues around the region performing old-time, bluegrass and gospel music. The band consists of Tom and Bobbie Dier from Green County, Tennessee, and Carson’s father, Jamie Peters. Tom plays the bass or “big fiddle” as Carson calls it. In addition to playing a great bass for the band, Tom is also a writer and loves to farm. Bobbie is a musician of many talents and has been an avid bluegrass and old-time music fan for many years. Besides playing the mandolin for over thirty years; she also plays banjo, guitar and mountain dulcimer. The rhythm guitar in the band is played by Carson’s father Jamie. Carson is truly blessed to have these fine Christian musicians in his band. In addition to entertaining with his band, Carson plays music with his special friends, Howard and Vivian Hammonds and their gospel group Headed Home in churches all around the region. He also frequently entertains at area nursing homes as well as the VA hospital in Johnson City.

When he’s not “fiddlin’ around,” he is just an ordinary country boy who enjoys sports, hunting, riding his four-wheeler, and going to church. Be prepared to be amazed by Carson Peters. His talent and stage presence rival the most seasoned of performers. Dancers won’t be disappointed because he’s as fine a fiddler as any that ever graced the stage of the Carter Fold. There will also be beautiful vocals, instrumentals, and gospel music – something for everyone. For more information on the Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band, go to http://fiddlincarsonpeters.com/

Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Incorporated, is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic, mountain music. For further information on the center, go to http://www.carterfamilyfold.org or http://www.carterfamilyfold.com/. Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed on the internet at http://www.carterfoldshow.com. Partial funding for programs at the center is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054. The Fold is on Facebook – page Carter Fold – and Twitter – @carterfoldinfo.

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Adele's Overdue Glastonbury Headlining Set: 'This Is the Best Moment of My Life'

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 10:22pm
"Have any of you had to do a piss down the front? Have any of you had to do a shit?" Adele asks her front row fans Saturday night (June 25...
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Michael Jackson's Daughter, Brothers Honor Him on Anniversary of His Death

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 9:25pm
Michael Jackson was remembered by his family on Saturday (June 25), seven years after his passing at the age of 50. Daughter Paris paid tribute to...
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'American Idol' Star Haley Reinhart & Postmodern Jukebox Cover Soundgarden: Watch

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 8:06pm
American Idol Season 10 star Haley Reinhart hits another one out of the park, this time covering Soundgarden in her latest...
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Kanye West Explains 'Famous' Video Concept

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 7:42pm
A number of very famous figures are shown lying together naked in Kanye West’s provocative new "Famous" video, which premiered...
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'Hamilton' to Fundraise for Hillary Clinton With Additional Performance

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 6:10pm
Hamilton is giving Hillary Clinton supporters an additional opportunity to see the hit Broadway musical while also fundraising for the...
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Jay-Z Releases 'Reasonable Doubt' Documentary 'RD20' on Tidal

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 5:56pm
June 25 marks the 20th anniversary of Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z’s debut album, and a new documentary commemorating the release is now streaming...
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