Unspoken Tradition Unveils Music Video for 'Irons in the Fire'

Western North Carolina’s Unspoken Tradition has released a music video for their latest single, “Irons in the Fire,” which captures the corrosive effects of dreams deferred and the anxiety and urgency that surround our collective emergence…

Fresh-off IBMA Win, Balsam Range Drops Video for 'Highway Side'

Two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year Balsam Range has released an official music video for "Highway Side," the latest single from their new album, Moxie and Mettle. Press "play' above to watch video on this…
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PopMatters Premiere Balsam Range's 'Franklin County'

Today, the international cultural arts and media outlet, PopMatters.com, exclusively premiered bluegrass powerhouse Balsam Range's new song, "Franklin County." A staple of the Mountain Home Music Company roster, Balsam Range's upcoming album,…
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Jaelee Roberts Releases Music Video for Single 'Think Again'

Fast rising singer and songwriter Jaelee Roberts has released a video for her latest single, "Think Again," after a premiere by The Bluegrass Situation (press play above to watch on this post). The song, penned by a couple of veteran Music…

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters Release Video For 'New York'

Since April 2021, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters have been releasing music from their upcoming collection, The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, a concept suite built from songs recorded under the straitened circumstances of quarantine…
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Label Clients Earn Memorable Week on the Charts

Wrapping Week 24 of 2021 (June 6-12), Syntax Creative label clients Mountain Home Music Company, Organic Records, Horizon Records, Sonlite Records (all part of Crossroads Label Group), Pinecastle Records, and Mountain Fever Records reached multiple…
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Anya Hinkle Releases 'Why Women Need Wine' Music Video

PopMatters said Anya Hinkle took on "‘Why Women Need Wine’ with pep in her step, reflecting on situations and dispositions that women often encounter," calling it "a musical eye roll that takes on the patriarchy." Hinkle carries that energy…
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Story behind 'White Dove of the Desert' - Rick Lang

When songs represent actual fact and history, they embody a particular depth not found in those written for love or fiction. In anticipation his new album A Tale to Tell (Dark Shadow Recording, coming 2021), GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Rick…
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Two Years and Two Thousand Miles

Two years ago today, after traveling to the Nashville area—often multiple times a month—for nearly two decades, I was finally able to convince my wife (and her brother, Brandon) that we should call this amazing area our home... So that I…
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Spotify Releases First-Ever Fan Study, Here's 5 Things You Should Know

Announced and released yesterday, Spotify has spent the past few months, "Poring through data, analyzing millions of statistics and touchpoints, and studying global trends to curate [their first-ever] Fan Study." Upon release, Spotify has…
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Apple Launches New Spatial, Lossless Audio Experiences

Leading into 2021 and throughout the first quarter, you may have begun to hear a buzz about new listening options coming to the Apple Music platform. For sure, the rumors became a reality as this May, Apple announced an immersive listening experience…
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Justin Moses, Merle Monroe, Sideline Stay Atop Charts

For week of April 18-24, 2021, bluegrass artists Justin Moses, Merle Monroe and Sideline continue their chart-topping dominance. Moses' album, Fall Like Rain (1/22/21, Mountain Fever) continues to have staying power, remaining at #1 on Roots…