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Rixton's 'Heart' Breaking In The U.S.

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:50am
You may not know Rixton, but you're probably familiar with the big names behind it. The British pop-rock band is managed by Scooter Braun, and is...
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Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood & Wife Expecting First Child

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:50am
Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood is the latest member of the country trio to be expecting their first child: on Monday, Haywood and his wife Kelli...
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Brian Williams Raps About 'Gin and Juice' on 'The Tonight Show': Watch

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:50am
Jimmy Fallon invited one of his favorite guests back to "The Tonight Show" on Monday -- "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams.True to form,...
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BMG Chrysalis Signs Dunn

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:47am
Dunn has worked with other top songwriters including Terry McBride, Brice Long, Hillary Lindsey, [...]
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Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2014

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:32am
Ronnie Milsap, the late Hank Cochran, and Mac Wiseman were introduced as 2014's Country Music Hall [...]
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Beats Music Updated With In-App Subscriptions

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:51am
The new features will allow users to subscribe to Beats Music via their [...]
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Music Supervisor Events at Nashville Film Festival

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:29am
Music supervisors who have worked on American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Parenthood and major ad campaigns [...]
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WMN Appoints Bright As National Director of Promotion

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:12am
In 2010, she joined Gerry House and The House Foundation at WSIX in Nashville and in 2011 made the [...]
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Portugal. The Man Releases 'Endangered' Earth Day Song

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:50am
The topic of endangered tigers is a complicated one to build an indie-pop song around. But psych-rock outfit Portugal. The Man was up for the...
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Austin City Limits Lineup: Eminem, Pearl Jam, OutKast Among Headliners

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:49am
Eminem, Pearl Jam, OutKast, Skrillex, Beck and Calvin Harris will headline the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival, which will be held over two...
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'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Don't You Wanna Danica?

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:49am
Party Anthem Night turned out to be the perfect “Dancing With the Stars” episode to attend liiiiiiive, as this is pretty much the flagship theme of...
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Peaches Geldof Funeral Draws Famous Mourners

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:49am
  Former Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman, Sarah Ferguson and musician and BBC music show host Jools Holland were among the mourners at Peaches...
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‘Wicked’ Composer Stephen Schwartz Joins Fight Against Sheet Music Piracy

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:49am
By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any...
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'The Voice' Recap: Top 12 Singer Endures Mic Outage

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:49am
  "The Voice" live shows began on Monday, featuring the top 12 contestants in highly-produced solo numbers and subjected to viewers' votes for...
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Caetano Veloso Leads Brazilian Cast for ‘I’m Alive’ Rainforest Alliance Project: Watch

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:49am
Brazilian star Caetano Veloso and rocker Lenine are among the artists who have gathered in Rio’s Floresta de Tijuca rainforest to record new music...
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Lorde Sick With Chest Infection, Postpones Australia Tour

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:49am
Teenage phenomenon Lorde has been ordered to put her feet up and miss her scheduled tour of Australia. The artist has fallen ill and will return to...
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Nighthawk from Danny Roberts Out May 20

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:06am

 NighthawkMandolin master Danny Roberts is no stranger to hard work and well-deserved accolades. The founding member of the award-winning Grascals has won sev­eral awards both on his own and as a member of that 3-time Grammy®-nominated group.

Recognition, however, has never been Roberts' goal. He is a true artist who continually strives for excellence and seeks new discover­ies. His second solo project, Nighthawk: (Mountain Home), spot­lights a seasoned and innovative player in his prime.

The recording is a eclectic mix of sophisticated acoustic stylings from Bluegrass to Swing to New Grass and includes some of Danny's Grascals bandmates as well as "musical idols, friends and family."

"It was so much recording tunes that I have written accompanied by such outstanding musicians. I'm very excited about the special guests that came in to record with me and I am truly honored to have them be part of this."
 - Danny Roberts

The album line-up includes Kristin Scott Benson of the Grascals, Tim Surrett of Balsam Range, Tony Wray of Blue Mafia, and special guests include Ronnie McCoury, Sam Bush, Aubrey Haney, Mike Compton and vocal appearances by Danny's daughter Jaelee Roberts and his wife Andrea.

Purchase Nighthawk today! iTunes: http://bitly/1 hllj3n Amazon: http://amzn.to/NOqqm3

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Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's & Bluegrass Festival this May

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:05am

Fiddler's GroveUnion Grove, NC -- In 1924, H.P. Van Hoy, a schoolteacher and fiddler, thought of an innovative way to raise money for Union Grove School. He would hold a fiddler's convention. The convention became a tradition, carried on in recent years by Harper A. Van Hoy, H. P. Van Hoy's son. On May 23-25, 2014, the fourth generation of Van Hoy descendants will open the gate for the 90th iteration of that acclaimed musical institution: a weekend of competition, performances by invited musicians, workshops, jamming, and the renewal of years-long friendships. This is the oldest fiddler's contest in North America, acclaimed a Local Legacy by the Library of Congress, icon of the genre, and not to be missed. The Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival is held at 1819 West Memorial Hwy., Union Grove, NC.

The weekend kicks off on Friday evening. The audience will hear from past winners and legendary musicians. Special entertainers for the weekend include performers with strong ties to this festival: The Cockman Family, Master Fiddler Robin Warren, Danny Wicker and Mel Jones, The Edwards Family, Sally Spring, The Shiver Show, Don Pedi, Lissy Rosemont, Taylor Dunn, the Laurel Creek String Band, and Storyteller Steve Houser. The festival has joined forces with the Green Grass and Cane Creek Cloggers to add to the music with a Barn Dance.

Saturday offers a day of competition for youth musicians in individual categories. This emphasis on youth competition is in keeping with the mission of the festival. Since 1924, Fiddler's Grove has enjoyed a long tradition of preserving old time and bluegrass music, and passing the legacy on to future generations. On Saturday morning you'll be able to attend workshops in numerous instruments, and clogging with the Green Grass and Cane Creek Cloggers. The afternoon will feature youth competition on the Youth Stage, a children's show, and Twin Fiddle and adult fiddle competition on the Main Stage.

Many things take place on the Main Stage Saturday evening. After a moving tribute to founder Harper A. Van Hoy, you will see some special entertainment, clogging, and, perhaps the highlight of the evening, the Fiddler of the Festival Playoff. Also returning is the popular "Hot Licks" competition, where musicians in all instruments will compete for the title "Best Jammer" of the festival.

In a long-standing tradition, Sunday morning is a lazy day of listening to gospel and good music under the trees "in the Grove" - a perfect ending for the weekend.

Fiddler's Grove Campground, the bucolic setting for this annual gathering of music lovers, is nicely suited for the execution and enjoyment of these great American musical traditions. The stated purpose of this festival - to preserve, promote and perpetuate traditional American music - is carried out in a fashion that invites every ticket holder to be a part of the grand continuum. Novice or expert, listener or competitor, youngster or otherwise: everyone can find a niche at Fiddler's Grove.

For on-going information, visit www.fiddlersgrove.com, the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FiddlersGroveINC, or contact the festival administrator at info@fiddlersgrove.com or 704-682-1350.

Donate to the cause at: http://www.gofundme.com/80827o

Festival Tickets available at http://fiddlersgrove.com/
Friday: Adults $10
Saturday: Adults $10
Sunday: Adults $5
Children 12 and under: free all weekend
Festival Tickets do not include camping.
Entire Festival: Adults $25 purchased at the gate or after May 10.
Advance Purchase Tickets: $20/Adult, must be purchased online on or before May 10.

No tickets will be mailed. Online purchase receipt for Advance Purchase Tickets must be shown at the gate.

A limited number of RV hookups are available. Visit http://fiddlersgrove.com/rv-sites/ to reserve your spot. Plenty of overflow RV camping is available at our cousin's campground 1 mile up the road.

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Rock In Rio Heading To Las Vegas, Site Will Resemble An 'Amusement Park'

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:49am
A giant roulette-like Ferris wheel. Themed streets boasting the sights and sounds of Brazil, U.S. and U.K. A 400-foot zip-line that zooms festival-...
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Adidas' Music Gamble: Why They're Betting on Pharrell Williams and Kanye West

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:49am
More than just a marketing coup, Kanye West's defection from Nike -- where he helped design the coveted Air Yeezy sneaker -- to Adidas in December...
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