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Rhiannon Giddens wins Steve Martin Banjo Award!

Rhiannon Giddens is this year’s winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Giddens said in an interview with The New York Times, “I don’t want it to bring attention to me — I want it to bring attention to my banjo. I exist to tell the story of that thing.” You can read Read more | Read the full article at The New York TImes

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Parsonsfield releases ‘Blooming Through The Black’

Parsonsfield released Blooming Through The Black this past Friday, Sep 9th. You can stream it in full at American Songwriter. “The resulting album captures both the live energy the band has come to be known for as well as the sonic evolution that occurred after months of feeling stagnant.” -American Songwriter Watch the lyric video for the song Read more | Stream the full album at American Songwriter

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Rhiannon Giddens Cast in Recurring Role in Season 5 of ‘Nashville’

You can find Rhiannon Giddens in a recurring role as Hanna Lee “Hallie” Jordan in the upcoming season of the country music drama ‘Nashville’! Rhiannon “is currently slated to appear in three episodes of the series’ fifth season, with the possibility open for more. She will make her debut in the fifth-season premiere, titled “The Read more | Read the full announcement at The Hollywood Reporter

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William Bell to be awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Americana Music Association

William Bell will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting at this year’s Americana Honors & Awards. Others recieving lifetime achievement awards include Bob Weir and Shawn Colvin. Read more about the awards and this year’s recipients at Rolling Stone Country.   For more info on William Bell, visit his artist page. Read more | Read more about the awards and this year's recipients at Rolling Stone Country

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