Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Press Release: The nominations for the upcoming 57th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and Rhonda Vincent is nominated for Bluegrass Album of the Year. Her 2014 release Only Me was received with high critical acclaim following its release, and now serves as a final contender for the highest prize in the music industry; garnering Vincent her sixth Grammy nomination. After debuting at #1, where it spent its first two weeks on the chart, the album has proved to have legs. Only Me continues the long line of history-making success that Vincent has enjoyed. Each of her past eight discs hit either No. 1 or No. 2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album chart.
Time and time again while interviewing many of our artists, I hear that the iconic and legendary guitarist Jeff Beck was a major influence in their musical career.  
It was recently announced that Beth Hart will release a new album in 2015 as well as a UK Tour. 
The Sunday after the Super Bowl has established itself most years as “Grammy Sunday,” when the Recording Academy gives out its Grammy Awards. Even though there are more than 80 categories’ worth of nominees for the 57th annual event that happens next February in Los Angeles, this column will serve to distinguish the “guitar girls” from the rest of those nominees. 
Press Release:  Pop Princess Kylie Minogue has been touring Europe this autumn before heading back to her native Australia. Sennheiser microphones and wireless monitor systems have played a vital role in Eighth Day Sound’s audio production. The tour’s microphone package features Sennheiser SKM 5200 mics with MD 5235 capsules and EM 3732-II receivers, with monitoring via Sennheiser SR 2050 IEM transmitters and EK 2000 IEM belt packs.
Press Release:  Highly respected producer Charlie Peacock is producing the debut album of Nashville country female trio Maybe April.
SLASH TO BE HONORED WITH THE LES PAUL AWARD AT THE 30th
Press Release:  The tallies are in and the Dawn Sears & Friends Benefit for Lung Cancer Research held on November 30 was a great success raising over $100,000 for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.  Sears attended the show and spoke on behalf of lung cancer research.  Reba McEntire, The Time Jumpers and Riders In The Sky all performed.  Olympic gold-medalist Scott Hamilton emceed the event.  Also on hand was Sears' physician Dr. Leora Horn and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research Dr. Pierre Massion.  Both took brief turns at the podium to talk about lung cancer research and also to commend Sears on her perseverance.
Comedian Sinbad to host January 24th NAMM TEC Awards