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.

Rodney Dillard, co-founder of pioneering bluegrass and country rock band, speaks

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On Saturday, Dec. 7, Rodney Dillard, best known as the front man for legendary progressive bluegrass band The Dillards, is scheduled to visit the Long Branch Baptist Church in Autryville, N.C. for two special Mayberry Christmas shows. Fellow Andy Griffith Show costar Maggie Peterson and always entertaining Mayberry Deputy David Browning will also participate and sign autographs.

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Adkins & Loudermilk

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Two of bluegrass music’s most admired players, Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk,  have a fresh contemporary take on their music with the official formation of the new duo, Adkins & Loudermilk.  The two will begin touring immediatley in support of their solo efforts on Mountain Fever Records, with a duo record scheduled for release sometime in summer 2014.

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