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James Taylor, Trisha Yearwood to Perform at White House, Carole King Honored with 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

May 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, Carole King will be honored at the White House as the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. During the ceremony James Taylor, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Trisha Yearwood and Carole King herself will perform. The event will be […]

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Watch The Lumineers Live from New York on April 29

April 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Folk band The Lumineers will perform in New York on April 29 for Yahoo!’s NewFront series and you can catch their set live. The 30-minute performance will be live streamed on Yahoo! Music via music.yahoo.com. Tune in on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm (ET) to see one of […]

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Daryl Wayne Dasher Celebrates New Album, great big sky, Due April 23, 2013

April 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Country-folk singer-songwriter Daryl Wayne Dasher will release his sophomore album, great big sky, on April 23, 2013 on Hike the Stone Music. With spirited melodies and intriguing lyrics, the eleven track album is the culmination of years of hard work, hard lessons learned, tough paths traveled, and real life lived. […]

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Grammy Win Helps Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ Return to Top of Billboard 200 Album Chart

February 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

In the week following their big GRAMMY Awards win, Mumford & Sons returns to #1 of the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart with Babel. Sales, tracked by Nielsen SoundScan, shot up by 185,000 copies that week, meaning a weekly increase of 242%. What further helped increase the numbers are the […]

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Mumford & Sons’ Babel Claims Billboard Folk Albums #1, The Lumineers and Ed Sheeran Follow

February 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm

British folk-rock quartet Mumford & Sons climbs to the summit of the Billboard Folk Albums Chart with their only-just-short-of-perfect album, Babel. If this record is not yet part of your collection, know that it comes extremely highly recommended. Two newcomers join the Top 10 this week. Family Reunion secures the […]

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Alt.Country Trio The Avett Brothers Preview MerleFest 2013 Performance with Special Video

Alt.Country Trio The Avett Brothers Preview MerleFest 2013 Performance with Special Video

February 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

The Avett Brothers, one of the most successful folk-pop bands, is building anticipation ahead of their MerleFest 2013 performance. The trio will debut a special acoustic performance video at noon on February 8 on the front page of the USAToday.com Music section. MerleFest, a four-day event that is an annual […]

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The Lumineers Still Leads, Mumford & Sons Chart Two in Top 5 Billboard Folk Albums

The Lumineers Still Leads, Mumford & Sons Chart Two in Top 5 Billboard Folk Albums

January 31, 2013 at 1:04 pm

No changes in the Billboard Folk Albums Chart Top 3 means The Lumineers‘ self-titled debut remains at #1. With Babel holding at #2 and Sigh No More climbing to #4, Mumford & Sons have two Top 5 albums. Blind Pilot returns to the chart, at #9, with We Are the […]

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The Lumineers Debut Still Claims Billboard Folk Albums #1

The Lumineers Debut Still Claims Billboard Folk Albums #1

January 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Folk-pop trio The Lumineers remains at the top of the Billboard Folk Albums chart with their self-titled debut album, seeing off Mumford & Sons‘ ‘Babel,’ at #2, and Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’.   Billboard Folk Albums Chart (January 24, 2013): 1. ‘The Lumineers’ – The Lumineers 2. ‘Babel’ – Mumford & […]

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You and Your ‘Soul Companion’ Could Be Featured in New Mary Chapin Carpenter Video

July 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Mary Chapin Carpenter is offering her fans the chance to be featured in her new music video for ‘Soul Companion.’  The song, taken from her new album, Ashes and Roses, is a beautiful duet with James Taylor. To make it into the video, you can submit a photo of yourself […]

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New Video: My New York City – Mike + Ruthy

New Video: My New York City – Mike + Ruthy

July 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

If you are interested in songwriting, you are probably interested in Woody Guthrie. Folk duo Mike + Ruthy are the first artists to record Guthrie’s original 1947 lyrics to ‘My New York City.’ The song appears on the duo’s new six song EP, The NYC EP. It was also included […]

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