Blue Moon Rising Announces Reunion Shows

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Blue Moon Rising has announced they will perform select tour dates with original band members Chris West (Guitar), Tim Tipton (Bass), Keith Garrett (Mandolin), Randall Massengill (Guitar), Justin Jenkins (Banjo), plus current member Brandon Bostic (Dobro).

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Trinity River Band to Headline Willie’s Duck Jam 2014

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Trinity River Band will headline the first Willie’s Duck Jam 2014 on September 22.  This special outdoor concert kicks off at 6:30pm at Willie’s Duck Diner, located at 125 Constitution Dr., West Monroe, LA. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate.  The event is being produced by Bucky Newell who is partners with Willie Robertson in Willie’s Duck Diner.  Bucky’s 50’s-70’s rock band, the Reactors, will open the concert.  Willie Robertson, Executive Producer of Duck Dynasty, will be joining both bands on stage during this highly anticipated live concert event.

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Detour Bluegrass Band Joins Sam Bush, Balsam Range, Becky Buller at Music City Roots

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Detour bluegrass band is proud to announce they will perform Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Music City Roots – Nashville’s acclaimed Roots and Americana variety show hosted by Jim Lauderdale. This live concert event, featuring Sam Bush, Detour, Balsam Range and Becky Buller, will be webcast nationwide at or via the new Livestream app for phones and tablets. Fans can also tune in to Hippie Radio 94.5 FM in Nashville. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at

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Donna Hughes to Premiere New Music Video

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Bluegrass Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes will premiere her new music video for “Red Oak” Tree next month in Asheboro, NC.  The song appears on her upcoming new bluegrass album FROM THE HEART releasing August 26, 2014.  Video Directed and Filmed by Anthony Ladd

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New Single By Donna Hughes

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Donna Hughes is proud to announce the first single release, “The Way I Am” from her upcoming new bluegrass album, FROM THE HEART, is now available to radio and for digital purchase.  Donna provides lead vocals on her original song that is a perfect summertime tune!

She is joined on “The Way I Am” by Scott Vestal (Banjo), Tim Stafford (Lead Guitar), Rob Ickes (Reso Guitar), Cory Piatt (Mandolin), Zak McLamb (Bass), Lucas White (Rhythm Guitar), and Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle and Harmony Vocals).

FROM THE HEART was recorded at Hilltop Studio in Nashville, TN with Engineer Steve Chandler. This highly anticipated new project, set for release later this year on her label, Running Dog Records, includes 16 original songs plus 1 cover. She will also release an Americana album, FLY, this fall featuring 8 originals plus 4 covers.

Radio stations can download “The Way I Am” at or request a WAV file from Hope River Entertainment. Lyrics and additional information can be found at her website.

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TV Alert: Shannon & Heather Slaughter

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County Clare is featured on Behind the Scene with Kenny Dean (Alabama) this Saturday, July 5 and Friday, July 11, 2014 on on Family Network and RURAL TV. 

Shannon & Heather Slaughter of County Clare, a husband and wife Bluegrass duo (with sweet little daughter, Rae) from Alabama provide their sweet harmony and entertainment!

Tune in every Saturday in over 25 million televised households across the nation at 1:30pm (central time), and replays on Fridays at 12:30pm (central time) on RURAL TV and Family Network. Check local listings for channel number on satellite and cable providers.