Ricky Skaggs Receives Nomination for 42nd Annual Dove Awards


Ricky Skaggs with guitar

Nashville, TN (February 17, 2011) – It was recently announced that the legendary Ricky Skaggs has been nominated for the 42nd Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Skaggs will be competing in the Country Album of the Year category for Mosaic. Gordon Kennedy and Skaggs Family.

Records also received a nomination for their work on the album as producer and record label, respectively.

“I’m very excited about the Dove nomination,” says Skaggs, “Mosaic is a project that is near and dear to my heart. It seems to have a life all its own. I believe it will continue touching lives for years to come.”

Mosaic was released in August of 2010 and is Skaggs’ return to a full band sound, a style that made him one of the best-selling artists in country music history. He worked closely with fellow GRAMMY winner Gordon Kennedy to create an album with music and lyrics that speak to Skaggs’ faith, making “music that is in my head and in my heart,” says Skaggs.

If Mosaic wins, this will be Skaggs’ third Dove Award; having won Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year in 2001 for “Are You Afraid To Die”and Bluegrass Album of the Year in 2008 for Salt Of The Earth.

The 2011 Dove Awards will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia at 8:00 p.m. EST. The awards will be broadcast on gmc, Gospel Music Channel, on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. EST.

For more information on Ricky Skaggs, please visit www.rickyskaggs.com

The Roys They Make Their Rural Rhythm Debut with Lonesome Whistle


Lonesome Whistle Features 11 Traditional, Yet Fresh Originals

The Roys Lonesome Whistler Album Cover

Nashville, TN (February 15, 2011) — Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the March 22, 2011 album release, LONESOME WHISTLE, by THE ROYS. Lee and Elaine Roy co-produced the project with Andy Leftwich, and famed tastemaker, David McGee, features THE ROYS in this month’s edition of TheBluegrassSpecial.com. McGee states, “The harmonies are captivating, the voices evocative (his reedy and a bit bluesy, hers bright with an appealing backwoods plaintiveness), the songs impressive and arresting, the playing impeccable.”

LONESOME WHISTLE includes the talents of Lee Roy, Elaine Roy, Mark Fain, Justin Moses, Randy Kohrs, Cody Kilby, Steve Brewster and Andy Leftwich. The album will be available March 22nd at all fine music retail outlets and online retailers who carry Bluegrass music.

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The Oak Ridge Boys 2010 Christmas Tour


The Boys Are Back Home for Christmas!

Oak Ridge Boys in a Christmas Sled

Nashville, TN (November 16, 2010) – Each year, The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas tour plays to packed houses across America. This year The Boys Are Back for Christmas Tour will take the group to 18 states and 29 cities, mid-November through December 22.  For the first time in ten years The Oak Ridge Boys will be bringing their Christmas show back home to Nashville and are doing so at the newly renovated Gaylord Opryland Resort on December 21.

The two-hour extravaganza features a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic, and fun holiday tunes—as well as the group’s classic Country-Pop hits, like ElviraAmerican Made, and Thank God For Kids. The full-production show features beautiful sets, falling snow, and a visit from Santa Claus, and it includes songs from the Oaks’ five bestselling Christmas CDs.

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