Rhiannon Giddens Unveils 4-Book Publishing Deal and Audible Original

Rhiannon Giddens has announced that she will be releasing a new Audible Original audiobook, To Balance on Bridges, on July 22. Giddens also shared that she has inked a new four-book publishing deal with Candlewick Press which includes two picture books. The first of these, Build a House, will be due in fall of 2022. Giddens’ Audible Original will Read more | See the full article on Music Row here.

Rosanne Cash Awarded MacDowell Medal!

July 1, 2021 – Peterborough, NH – MacDowell awarded the 61st Edward MacDowell Medal to composer, writer, and recording star Rosanne Cash in the historic hall where it awarded the very first MacDowell Medal. The event took place before 150 friends and guests, and was recorded by New Hampshire PBS. Like all good art, hers is complicated,” said author Read more | For more information, visit Rosanne Cash's artist page.

Amythyst Kiah Debuts at Grand Ole Opry

On June 29, 2021 – Amythyst Kiah made her Grand Ole Opry debut. Dressed in a custom made suit by Elise Fife, Kiah stepped into the circle for the first time to perform a solo rendition of the classic Opry standard “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and her Grammy-nominated song “Black Myself.” Watch a clip of the performance here. Her Read more | For more information, see Amythyst Kiah's artist page.

Islands’ LP “Islomania” Out Now!

Today, Islands’ new LP Islomania is out via Royal Mountain Records, alongside an excellent video for album’s the title track, which sees enigmatic lead-singer Nick Thorburn become a kidnapping target for Chris Candy. Following praise from outlets like Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Consequence for previous singles “Carpenter,” “(We Like To) Do It With The Read more | For more information, visit Islands' artist page.

Squirrel Nut Zippers Song “Hell” Featured in Upcoming Musical Episode of Netflix Series Lucifer

In Lucifer’s musical “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam” – which is set to drop on May 28 – the cast will be covering nine songs. The list begins with “Another One Bites the Dust,” by Queen. Next come “Every Breath You Take,” “Bad to the Bone,” and TLC’s pop hit “No Scrubs.” Afterwards is “Hell,” the Squirrel Nut Zippers Read more | For more information, visit Squirrel Nut Zippers' artist page.

Sarah Grace Wins Award for U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts

Sarah Grace just received one of the highest honors a teenage artist can receive in America, the U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, class of 2021. She is one of 20 across America and the only one from Texas. The U.S. Presidential Scholars award—one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify Read more | For more information, visit Sarah Grace and the Soul's artist page.

Bhi Bhiman’s “Magic Carpet Ride” Premieres on the Bluegrass Situation

Bhiman’s cover of Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride” premiered yesterday on the Bluegrass Situation. The track is to be included on his new covers EP Substitute Preacher II, which will be released on April 30, 2021. Read the full article on The Bluegrass Situation.For more information, visit Bhi Bhiman’s artist page. Read more | Read the full article on The Bluegrass Situation

We Were Promised Jetpacks Release New Single “If It Happens”

We Were Promised Jetpacks releases their new single “If It Happens” Today! Limited Edition 7″ Out June 29 Stream: “If It Happens” at YouTube or Digital Streaming Services Today Scottish rock mainstay We Were Promised Jetpacks share brand new single “If It Happens,” and announce a 7” featuring the track to be released via Big Scary Monsters on June 29 Read more | Stream "If It Happens"

Rosanne Cash Releases Powerful New Single “The Killing Fields”

Rosanne Cash releases powerful new single, “The Killing Fields,” a reckoning with the dark legacy of southern lynchings. Four-time GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash has released “The Killing Fields,” a powerful new song that reckons with the dark legacy of lynchings in the South. A limited-edition 7” vinyl release out April 9 will pair “The Killing Fields” with  “Crawl Into Read more | Click to listen to "The Killing Fields"