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THE ROYS Named Top Bluegrass Artist at 10th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards

Source: Webster PR

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 17, 2014) – THE ROYS, award-winning brother/sister duo, were named Top Bluegrass Artist at the 10th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) on Wednesday. The IAMA promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry, acoustic artists in various genres.

“Another Minute,” a song penned by Lee Roy in fond remembrance of his grandfather and released on THE ROYS’ recent hit-album Gypsy Runaway Train, competed against thousands of entries from all over the world, including (but not limited to) Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, and South Africa. Winners were chosen by a Blue Ribbon Judging Committee comprised of music industry professionals including A&R managers from record labels, publishers and producers and judged equally on music performance, production, originality, lyrics, melody and composition.

“What an honor it is to be recognized internationally for this song!” says an elated Lee Roy. “My grandfather was such an incredible person, and the time I had with him was so precious!  Looking back, I realized how much he helped to shape my life and I set out to write a song about it. Fans just immediately connected with it, so we included it on our latest album. It’s really cool to win this award but even better that my grandfather helped me to win it!”

“When Lee brought me this song, it brought tears to my eyes,” says Elaine Roy. “Pepere [French for grandfather] would be humbled by it all, but so proud that his grandson was able to write something that would resonate with fans all over the world.  We couldn’t be more thrilled!”

IAMA is sponsored by SiriusXM Radio, D’Addario Strings, Acoustic Café Radio Show,  SongU.com, New Music Weekly, Broadjam,  Sonicbids.com , Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, NoisyPlanet.net,  and Kari Estrin Management & Consulting.

The Roys On Tour:
Feb 19-23 Folk Alliance International Conference — Kansas City, MO
Mar 13      WSM Station Inn Sessions — Nashville, TN
Mar 20 5   Star Theatre — Hot Springs, AR
Mar 21-22 Lions Club Concert Series/Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center — Lebanon, MO
Mar 25      Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center — Borrego Springs, CA
Mar 28      Ocotillo Performing Arts Center — Artesia, NM
Apr 3-4      Florida State Bluegrass Festival — Perry, FL
Apr 6         Historic Washington City Schools Auditorium — Washington Court House, OH
Apr 25       The Norris Community Center — Naples, FL
May 3        Song of the Mountains Festival — Louisburg, NC
May 26      Victory Weekend — Harrisonburg, VA
May 31      Nepa Bluegrass Festival — Tunkhannock, PA
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Jun 5-8      CMA Music Fest–Nashville, TN
Jun 13       Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival — Morgantown, IN
Jun 15       Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center — Stowe, VT
Jun 18       Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival — Waterville, ME
Jun 21       Rockahock Bluegrass Festival/Rockahock Campgrounds — Lanexa, VA
Jun 28       Lewis Clark Bluegrass Festival — Lewiston, ID
Jul 24-27   Country Thunder — Twin Lakes, WI
Aug 7-8     Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival — Richmond, MN
Aug 20      Bluegrass in the Park — Staunton, VA
Aug 22-23 Rogersville Bluegrass Festival — Rogersville, Canada
Aug 28-29 New Richmond Bluegrass Festival — New Richmond, Canada
Sep 20      Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival — Morehead, KY
Sep 21      31st Annual Lyons Fiddle Festival — Bowers, PA
Sep 27      Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival — Manteo, NC
Oct 1-4      IBMA Convention — Raleigh, NC
Oct 10       Bob Evans Farm Festival — Rio Grande, OH
Oct 19       Orange Park Fall Festival — Orange Park, FL

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THE ROYS Make Grand Ole Opry Debut On Friday, November 1

Source: Webster PR

2013 ICM Bluegrass Artist of the Year Top SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction’s Most-Played Albums List

 

TheRoys_2013_publicity_lrgNashville, Tenn. (October 31, 2013) – Bluegrass brother/sister duo THE ROYSwill make their Grand Ole Opry debut tomorrow, November 1, when they join Little Big TownJosh Turner, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris JansonSara HazeJeannie SeelyJesse McReynoldsJim Lauderdale and others for the Opry At The Ryman show.  THE ROYS will appear on the 7:00 p.m. segment.  More information can be found at www.opry.com.  Out-of-area fans can enjoy the show via live broadcast at www.wsmonline.com.

For Lee and Elaine, the night will be a dream come true.  “It has been a lifelong dream to perform on the Grand Ole Opry and I’m still in excited shock that we will be living it tomorrow night,” exclaims Lee.  For his sister Elaine, “holding it together” best describes her reaction to the invitation.  “My whole being went numb.  This is just an incredible opportunity and an honor,” she adds.  “And I thank God for answering my prayers in His own way and in His own time.”

THE ROYS’ current Rural Rhythm Records CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN, continues to top SiriusXM’s Most-Played Albums list for October.  The disc is #15 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top 15 Bluegrass Albums chart and their single, “Gypsy Runaway Train,” is #19 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Top 30 Singles chart (November).  The duo is still “reeling” from winning last week’s Inspirational Country Music Award for Bluegrass Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year.

Previously honored with the five additional ICM awards (2012 No. 1 Inspirational Country Single, 2012 & 2011 Bluegrass Artist of the Year and the 2010 & 2009Duo of the Year), THE ROYS continue to bring the best of Bluegrass to audiences near and far.  They have toured across the U.S. and performed in Europe and in Australia and shared the stage with Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Blake Shelton, Doyle Lawson, Janie Fricke, Collin Raye, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, Sara Evans, Rhonda Vincent and others.  Lee and Elaine have enjoyed high-profile TV gigs, including performances on Fox & FriendsDaytimeThe Daily Buzz, ABC’s What’s The Buzz, GAC’s Headline Country, RFD’s Campfire Café and Larry’s Country Diner and more. THE ROYS were featured in the PBS television special Pa’s Fiddle: Charles Ingalls, American Fiddler.

Stay social with Lee and Elaine at theroysonline.comFacebook and Twitter.

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PLAYIN’ POSSUM! THE FINAL NO SHOW RELEASES FULL PERFORMER LIST (WITH A FEW SURPRISES!!)

Source: Webster PR

Special VIP package available at www.georgejones.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 30, 2013) – Recognized worldwide as the “greatest living country singer,” George Jones represented everything about Country Music and was loved by fellow artists, musicians, producers, publishers, songwriters, video directors and industry executives.  On November 22nd, Nashville and beyond will honor the music legend with an all-star tribute, the date that George was to perform the final show of his illustrious career.

“I am so excited how this show has evolved and I will be forever grateful to the artists that are coming to honor George,” says Nancy Jones.  “The evening might be long, but I don’t think people will be upset as they will witness the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen with so many artists performing George Jones songs.”

Playin’ Possum! The Final NO SHOW talent list: (in alphabetical order based on first name, not order of performance)
Alabama, Alan Jackson, Baillie & the Boys, Big & Rich, Bill Anderson, Blake Shelton, Bobby Bare, Brad Paisley, Brenda Lee, Chad Warrix (Halfway to Hazzard), Charlie Daniels, Collin Raye, Craig Morgan, Dailey & Vincent, Daryle Singletary, Dierks Bentley, Eddy Raven, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Gary Morris, George Strait, Greg Bates, Gretchen Wilson, Jamey Johnson, Janie Fricke, Jeanne Pruett, Jeannie Seely, Jessi Colter, Jett Williams, Jim Ed Brown, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmy C. Newman, Jimmy Wayne, John Conlee, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Turner, Kathy Mattea, Kentucky Headhunters, Kid Rock, Larry Gatlin, Lee Ann Womack, Lee Greenwood, Leona Williams, Lisa Matassa, Little Jimmy Dickens, Lorrie Morgan, Lynn Anderson, Mandy Barnett, Mark Collie, Martina McBride, Megadeth, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Ray Stevens, Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins, Ronnie McDowell, The Roys, Sam Moore, Shooter Jennings, Stonewall Jackson, Suzy Bogguss, T. Graham Brown, Tanya Tucker, Teea Goans, TG Sheppard, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Travis Tritt, and Vince Gill … plus some surprise guests!!!!

Although the show is SOLD OUT, a special VIP package which includes a show ticket, a VIP pre-show reception with Nancy Jones, and other special items are available on a limited basis.  These packages are only available at www.georgejones.com.

Playin’ Possum! The Final NO SHOW is being produced by Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts, with Suzzane Skinner serving as Talent Producer, Kirt Webster serving as Show Producer, Bobby Birkhead serving as Music Director, Sherry Hohimer handling VIP ticketing, fan club, and serving as assistant to Nancy Jones, and Getty Images will serve as exclusive photojournalists for the evening.

About George Jones
George Jones was the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles since the ‘50s.  The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and holds a National Medal of Arts medallion.

George Jones, often referred to as the “the greatest living country singer” was on his farewell tour titled “The Grand Tour,” when he passed away. The icon’s hits, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”, “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”, “White Lightning” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” will surely become standards for honky-tonk cover bands for years to come.

For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com

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THREE-PEAT For THE ROYS: Duo Wins Third Consecutive Inspirational Country Music’s Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award

Source: So Much Moore Media

Nashville, TN (October 25, 2013) – Brother/sister duo THE ROYS pulled off a “three-peat” at last night’s 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards, winning the organization’s coveted Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award for the third consecutive year.

“Speechless,” is how Elaine Roy describes her feelings upon the announcement.  “It’s hard to put into words just how much this means to us,” adds her brother Lee.  “We are humbled once again.”  THE ROYS were previously honored with the following ICM Awards: 2012No. 1 Inspirational Country Single (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”),2012 & 2011 Bluegrass Artist of the Year and the 2010 & 2009 Duo of the Year.

The Awards event capped off the 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention that began October 20 at Two Rivers Fellowship at Opryland.  The week included the annual ICM Faith, Family and Country Talent ShowThe Power Source #1 Party, annual membership breakfast, seminars, incredible live music and much more.

In addition to winning their most-recent award, THE ROYS were honored to act as presenters during the show.  They shared those duties with American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle, The Voice’s Holly Tucker, Jim Ed Brown, Former NBA Player Mike Glenn, and Andy Griggs.

The show streamed live on http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1130775/icmaweek and will air on The TCT Network, GEB America, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), The Worship Network and Total Living Network (TLN), reaching a record-breaking potential audience of over 1.6 billion around the world.  National television correspondent and host of Inside Edition Megan Alexander returned as host of the event.

In other news, the dynamic Bluegrass duo’s current CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAINis riding high at the #1 spot on Sirius XMBluegrass Junction’s Most-Played Albums list for October.  GRT is the third Rural Rhythm Records’ project of Lee and Elaine’s to land in theTop 5 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Album Chart.  The “Gypsy Runaway Train” single is #25 on this month’s BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Song Chart.  ZUUS Country continues to play the “Gypsy Runaway Train” video on their Americana Currents show.

Stay social with Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline Facebook andTwitter.

Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Scotty McCreery Among Winners at The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards

Source: Webster PR

Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Scotty McCreery Among Winners
at The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards

Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2013) – The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards were held tonight at The Fellowship at Two Rivers to honor artists, songwriters, radio personalities and others in the genres of Christian and Inspirational Country Music.  Winners included Rascal Flatts for “Mainstream Inspirational Country Song” and “Video,” Martina McBride for “Mainstream Country Female Artist” and Scotty McCreery for “Mainstream Country Male Artist,” along with the top Inspirational Country Music artists: Kali Rose, Tommy Brandt, Mary James, The Roys and many more. For a complete list of winners, please see below or visit www.FaithFamilyCountry.com.

Highlights of the evening included Gene Higgins being presented with the “Living Legend Award,” as well as performances by Guy Penrod and special guest Sarah Darling, Dennis Agajanian , Aaron & Amanda Crabb, and Canton Junction. ICM favorite Andy Griggs took over hosting duties from Inside Edition’sMegan Alexander for a portion of the show, with Miss Tennessee USA 2014 and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2014 presenting the winners with their trophies. The star power did not end with performers. Presenters included American Idol’sMelinda Doolittle, The Voice’s Holly Tucker, Jim Ed Brown, Former NBA Player Mike Glenn and The Roys. The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards were presented by Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child and Operation Troop Aid was this year’s charity of choice. Airing on The TCT Network, GEB America, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), The Worship Network and Total Living Network (TLN), this year’s show reached a potential audience of 1.6 billion, it’s largest to date.

2013 ICM Winners:

ENTERTAINER:
Kali Rose

MALE VOCALIST:
Tommy Brandt

FEMALE VOCALIST:
Mary James

VOCAL DUO / VOCAL DUO PERFORMANCE:
Steve Richard & Laura Dodd

VOCAL GROUP OR BAND:
Sunday Drive

MAINSTREAM INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
“Changed” Rascal Flatts

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY MALE ARTIST:
Scotty McCreery

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST:
Martina McBride

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP:
Joey+Rory

INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
“They Don’t Stay Little Long Enough” Chuck Hancock

SONGWRITER:
Chuck Hancock

VIDEO:
“Changed” – Rascal Flatts

MUSICIAN:
Dennis Agajanian

COMEDIAN:
Chonda Pierce

RADIO STATION/NETWORK:
Inspirational Country Radio Network

NEW ARTIST:
Charee White

YOUTH IN MUSIC AWARD:
The McDougal Kids

FAITH, FAMILY, & COUNTRY MOVIE:
Spirit of Love, the Mike Glenn Story – Film It Productions
Produced by Darla Rae

RADIO PERSONALITY:
Marty Smith

INSPIRATIONAL BLUEGRASS ARTIST:
The Roys

MUSIC EVANGELIST:
Russ Murphy

TELEVISION NETWORK:
RFD TV

2013 LIVING LEGEND:
Gene Higgins

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Busy Bluegrassers THE ROYS Host Midnite Jamboree September 14; Talk Tracks On SiriusXM Beginning September 18

Source: So Much Moore Media

Busy Bluegrassers THE ROYS Host Midnite Jamboree September 14; Talk Tracks On SiriusXM Beginning September 18

ICM Nominees Make National Radio Rounds and Will Present at IBMA Awards

TheRoys_2013_publicity_lrgNashville, TN (September 9, 2013) – Busy Bluegrassers THE ROYS return to host the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, one of the longest-running radio shows in the U.S., on September 14. They will bring along Country newcomers Branch & Dean (“The Dash”) as their special guests. Fans can listen to the world-famous show live online at 650AMwsm.com.

Beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, September 18, audiences can hear the duo talk tracks on SiriusXM / Bluegrass Junction’s Track-By-Track program. Hosted by Kyle Cantrell, the feature shines the spotlight on the duo’s current CD GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN (Rural Rhythm Records) and repeats (all times Eastern) Thursday at 9 p.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.

THE ROYS will be presenters for the first time at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Awards Show in Raleigh, NC on September 26. They are nominated for two 2013 Inspirational Country Music Awards (Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo & Performance of the Year) and winners will be announced in Nashville on October 24. THE ROYS were previously honored with these ICM Awards: 2012 Bluegrass Artist of the Year, No. 1 Inspirational Country Single (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”), 2011 Bluegrass Artist of the Year and the 2009 & 2010 Duo of the Year.

The duo is currently on tour and upcoming dates include:

Sep 14 – Midnite Jamboree – Nashville, TN
Sep 20 – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Morehead, KY
Sep 21 – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – Kodak, TN
Sep 24 – IBMA Raleigh, NC – Moonstruck Showcase
Sep 25 – IBMA Raleigh, NC
Sep 26 – IBMA Raleigh, NC – Awards Show
Sep 27 – IBMA Raleigh, NC
Sep 28 – Willies Locally Known – Lexington, KY
Sep 29 – Washington County High School – Sandersville, GA
Oct 04 – Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival – Manteo, NC
Oct 09 – Song of the Mountains – Blountville, TN
Oct 18 – The Listening Room – Nashville, TN
Oct 19 – Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, FL
Oct 20 – Orange Park Fall Festival – Orange Park, FL
Oct 22 – ICM Conference
Oct 23 – ICM Conference
Oct 24 – The 5 Star Theater – Hot Springs, AR
Nov 22 – George Jones Tribute Concert at Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

Stay social with Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline,Facebook and Twitter.

2013 Inspirational Country Music Awards Finalists Announced

Source: Webster PR Press Release

Finalists Include Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood,
Vince Gill, Darius Rucker and more

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 19, 2013) – The Inspirational Country Music Association is excited to announce the finalists for the 2013 Inspirational Country Music Awards. Voted on by members, the categories include entertainer, artist, new artist, song, songwriter, group, duo,  musician, radio, radio station, film and television honors, as well as newly-added categories Mainstream Country Male, Mainstream Country Female and Mainstream Country Group/Duo. This year’s finalists feature country music superstars, Bluegrass favorites and Inspirational Country music staples alike, including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, Chuck Day, Alan Jackson, The Roys and more. The 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards will take place at Two Rivers at Opryland in Music City on Oct 20-24, 2013; with the 19th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards taking place onOctober 24, 2013, at Two Rivers.

The 2013 ICM Faith, Family week includes the annual ICM Faith, Family and Country Talent Show, The Power Source #1 Party and Media Appreciation Luncheon, the annual membership breakfast, seminars, incredible live music and much more.  The Inn at Opryland will serve as this year’s host hotel and is centrally located to great food, shopping and downtown Nashville.Every year, this week draws music fans, media and the industry’s top artists to Nashville where they showcase music and discuss industry related issues. The Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards Week is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational and Christian Country music which is inspired by Faith, Family, and Country ™.

2013 Inspirational Country Music Awards Finalists

ENTERTAINER:
Chuck Day
Dennis Agajanian
Guy Penrod
Jeff Bates
Kali Rose
Steve Richard

MALE VOCALIST:
Chuck Day
Chuck Hancock
Daniel Alan
Lucas Hoge
Tommy Brandt

FEMALE VOCALIST:
Aubree Bullock
Kali Rose
Larissa
Laura Dodd
Mary James

VOCAL DUO:
Aaron & Amanda Crabb
Branded
Randy-Paul
Steve Richard & Laura Dodd
The Roys

VOCAL GROUP OR BAND:
CrossCountry the Band
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Jayc Harold Band
Kristina Craig Band
Sunday Drive

MAINSTREAM INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
“Changed” – Rascal Flatts
“I Drive Your Truck”- Lee Brice
“Old King James” – Scotty McCreery
“See You Again” – Carrie Underwood
“Touchdown Jesus”- Tim McGraw

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY MALE ARTIST:
Alan Jackson
Andy Griggs
John Berry
Scotty McCreery
Vince Gill

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST:
Carrie Underwood
Dolly Parton
Lauren Alaina
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY DUO or GROUP:
Diamond Rio
Joey + Rory
Oak Ridge Boys
Rascal Flatts
Thompson Square

INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
“Hey Do You Know Me” – Kali Rose
“Meanwhile Back At the Cross” – Tommy Brandt
“They Don’t Stay Little Long Enough” – Chuck Hancock
“Unknown Soldiers” – Russ Murphy
“You Can Always Come Back Home” – Chuck Day

SONGWRITER:
Chuck Hancock
Greg McDougal
Paul Staggs of Branded
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

LIVING LEGEND / PIONEER AWARD:
This award has already been determined.

VIDEO:
Changed – Rascal Flatts; Directed by Carl Diebold
See You Again – Carrie Underwood; Directed by Eric Welch
Time is Love – Josh Turner; Directed by Peter Zavadil
Toothbrush – Steve Richard; Directed by Shawn Foster
True Believers – Darius Rucker; Directed by Jim Wright

MUSICIAN:
Dennis Agajanian
Greg McDougal
Jayc Harold
Ricky Skaggs
Vince Gill

COMEDIAN:
Aaron Wilburn
Bruce Mullen
Chonda Pierce
Johnny Lee Cook
Tim Hawkins

RADIO STATION of the YEAR:
HLE Radio
Inspirational Country Radio Network
WEKC AM 710 – Corbin, KY
WSM AM 650
WTYS 94.1 FM

NEW ARTIST:
Adrienne Haupt
Charee White
Hunter Cook
Jennifer Nickerson
Rachel Dampier

YOUTH IN MUSIC AWARD:
Emily Faith
Hunter Cook
Isaac Cole
McDougal Kids
Tommy Brandt Jr.

FAITH, FAMILY, & COUNTRY MOVIE:
42 – Warner Bros. Pictures
Home Run – Hero Productions
Last Ounce of Courage – Veritas Entertainment
Spirit of Love, the Mike Glenn Story – Film It Productions
Unconditional – Harbinger Media Partners

RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:
Hunter Logan
JR Pitsenbarger
Marty Smith
Mona Faith
Rich Miller

INSPIRATIONAL BLUEGRASS ARTIST:
Bruce & Betsy Mullen
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Rhonda Vincent
Ricky Skaggs
The Roys

MUSIC EVANGELIST OF THE YEAR:
Chuck Day
Greg McDougal
Mary James
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

TELEVISION NETWORK:
Gospel Music Channel (Now UP TV)
Great American Country
Hallmark Channel
RFD TV
TCT Networks

For more information on the ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards, visit www.faithfamilycountry.com or like them at www.facebook.com/faithfamilycountry to stay updated.

THE ROYS Nominated For Two Inspirational Country Music Awards

Source: So Much Moore Media Press Release

Duo Up For Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the YearAnd Vocal Duo & Performance of the Year

Nashville, TN (August 19, 2013) – Bluegrass brother/sister duo THE ROYS are nominated for two 2013 Inspirational Country Music AwardsInspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo & Performance of the Year.  “Once again we are humbled by the support and appreciation of our music by the ICM voting body,” states Lee Roy, who along with his sister Elaine, has received five previous honors from the organization.  “Win or lose we are truly blessed,” Elaine Roy adds.  “It is an honor to be included with such great artists and to be a part of this wonderful genre.”

The 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards will be held at Two Rivers Fellowship at Opryland in Nashville Oct 20-24.  The19th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards show, hosted byMegan Alexander, will take place on Thursday, October 24.

While Lee and Elaine consider themselves Bluegrass “to the bone,” the positive message of their music appeals to the masses.  They recently wowed a crowd of 30,000 Country fans at Wisconsin Country Thunder. Upcoming dates include:

Aug 23 – Outer Banks Jubilee –  Kitty Hawk, NC

Aug 24 – Ribz 4 Kidz –  Lewisburg, PA

Aug 25 – Craig Civic Center –  Kingwood, WV

Aug 28 – Bluegrass in the Park –  Staunton, VA

Sep 01 – Kentucky Bluegrass and Bourbon Festival – Louisville, KY

Sep 07 – Renfrew Fair – Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Sep 14 – Midnite Jamboree – Nashville, TN

Sep 20 – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival –  Morehead, KY

Sep 21 – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival –  Kodak, TN

Sep 24 – IBMA Showcase – Raleigh, NC

Sep 28 – Willies Locally Known – Lexington, KY

Sep 29 – Washington County High School –  Sandersville, GA

Oct 04 – Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival – Manteo, NC

Oct 18 – The Listening Room – Nashville, TN

Oct 19 – Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, FL

Oct 20 – Orange Park Fall Festival – Orange Park, FL

Oct 24 – The 5 Star Theater – Hot Springs, AR

 

THE ROYS’ current CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN (Rural Rhythm Records) recently reached the #2 spot on the BILLBOARD Bluegrass Album Chart and debuted at #1 on AirPlay Direct’s APD Global Radio Indicator Charts.

 

The siblings have recently been featured by various media outlets as well.  Fans who missed their PBS Jubilee appearance (which includes performances from their previous two Top 5 BILLBOARD Bluegrass Album Chart projects, LONESOME WHISTLE and NEW DAY DAWNING), can view the show HERE and can read their interview with Chuck Dauphin at Billboard.com.

 

THE ROYS’ previous ICM honors include:

* 2012 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Bluegrass Artist of the Year

* 2012 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) No. 1 Inspirational Country Single (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”)

* 2011 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Bluegrass Artist of the Year

* 2009 & 2010 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Duo of the Year

 

Stay social with Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline,Facebook andTwitter.

THE ROYS Draw New Fans To Country Thunder As Two Of Their Albums “Thunder” Up The BILLBOARD Bluegrass Chart At #2 and # 3 Respectively

SOURCE: So Much Moore Media

THE ROYS Draw New Fans To Country Thunder As Two Of Their Albums “Thunder” Up The BILLBOARD Bluegrass Chart At #2 and # 3 Respectively

Duo Host Inaugural THE ROYS’ Pickin’ Porch Stage During 2013 Wisconsin Country Thunder

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“What a thrill it was to be able to play and watch people who may have never heard Bluegrass before start to get into it and really enjoy it.” 

– Lee Roy

Nashville, TN (August 5, 2013) – Award-winning Bluegrass duo THE ROYS brought their high-lonesome sound, drew new fans to the genre and inspired a new performance area at the 2013 Wisconsin Country Thunder festival July 19 – 21.  Over 30,000 Country music lovers were introduced to the traditional and contemporary sounds of Bluegrass.  Festival organizers tapped Lee and Elaine Roy as Bluegrass “ambassadors” and had invited the talented brother/sister duo to host the inaugural The ROYS’ Pickin’ Porch stage.

 

The Roys Gypsy Runaway Train CD coverWith the advent of the new performance area, THE ROYS are spearheading a movement that results not only in new fans, but boosts album sales as well.  The duo has two albums thundering up the BILLBOARDBluegrass Albums Chart this week: their newest CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN at #2, and the August 2012 release, NEW DAY DAWNING, re-entering the chart at #3.  Additionally, the GRT music video is in solid rotation on ZUUS Country’s Americana Currents.

 

THE ROYS are always looking for new ways to expand the audience for Bluegrass music. They have discovered the best way is to listen to their fans.  “At every Country festival we hear the same thing at our autograph table from the fans,” says Elaine. “Wow. I’m a Country music fan.  I didn’t know I liked Bluegrass until I heard your music.  So now I am a Bluegrass fan.”  Lee adds with big smile, “Turns out Country music lovers are Bluegrass music lovers, and we love it!”

 

For four days, THE ROYS’ Pickin’ Porch entertainers treated Country music fans to spectacular performances.  The duo, Trinity River Band, The High 48’s, Truman’s Ridge and The Henhouse Ramblers easily won over the crowd. Country Thunder Executive Producer Troy Vollhoffer notes, “We are always looking to add additional value to the festival, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the addition of the Pickin’ Porchto this year’s Country Thunder Wisconsin.  Bluegrass music is an entertaining blend of Country, Jazz, Roots and Americana music, and The Roys are incredible ambassadors of this genre of music.  We are proud to offer this option of entertainment to our fans.”

 

In addition to their hosting duties, Lee and Elaine also shared the festival’s main stage with some of Country’s hottest acts, including Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Chris Young and more.  This is the third consecutive year that THE ROYS have performed on the main stage at WCT.  Last year, the duo introduced Country fans to their signature Bluegrass sound at Arizona Country Thunder.

 

The siblings were recently featured on PBS’ Jubilee series (which includes performances from their previous two Top 5 BILLBOARDBluegrass Albums Chart projects, LONESOME WHISTLE and NEW DAY DAWNING.  If you missed the program, click HERE to view.

 

August/September Tour Dates

August 07 – York Golf and Tennis Club – York, ME

August 09 – La Tavarne A Joe – Bouctouche NB Canada

August 10 – Clare Bluegrass Festival – Digby NS Canada

August 11 – Clare Bluegrass Festival – Digby NS Canada

August 14 – Taffy’s – Eaton, OH

August 17 – Nelson’s Music City – Farmington, MO

August 23 – Outer Banks Jubilee – Kitty Hawk, NC

August 24 – Ribz 4 Kidz – Lewisburg, PA

August 25 – Craig Civic Center – Kingwood, WV

August 28 – Bluegrass in the Park – Staunton, VA

September 07 – Renfrew Fair – Renfrew, Canada

September 14 – Midnite Jamboree – Nashville, TN

September 20 – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Morehead, KY

September 21 – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – Kodak, TN

September 28 – Willies Locally Known – Lexington, KY

September 29 – Washington County High School – Sandersville, GA

 

Stay social with Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline, Facebook andTwitter.

THE ROYS Return To RFD-TV’s Larry’s Country Diner – Episode Airs Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11

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THE ROYS Return To RFD-TV’s Larry’s Country Diner – Episode Airs Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11

 Duo Performs Songs From Steamin’ Hot New CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN & More
ROYS on Larry cd
The Roys perform on Larry’s Country Diner
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Nashville, TN (August 7, 2013) – Award-winning brother/sister duo THE ROYS return to RFD-TV’s popular Larry’s Country Diner with songs from their latest steamin’ hot CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN, and more onAugust 10 and 11.  The show, which draws over 1.4 million loyal viewers each month, airs Saturday nights at 10 PM CT / 11 PM ET and Sunday evenings at 6 PM CT / 7 PM ET.  The siblings performed three songs from their current CD:  The blazin’ title track,You Can Count On My Love” and “I Wonder Where You Are Tonight.” They also sang the poignant “Grandpa’s Barn,” a fan favorite from their previous disc, NEW DAY DAWNING.  Larry’s Country Diner also airs on FamilyNet; check local listings for broadcast times in your area.Currently, two of the duo’s albums are in the Top 5 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart, with their newest sitting at #2, and the August 2012 release, NEW DAY DAWNING, holding at #3.  Additionally, the GRT music video is in solid rotation on ZUUS Country’s Americana Currents.

Lee and Elaine introduced Bluegrass to over 30,000 Country fans at last month’s 2013 Wisconsin Country Thunder, hosting the event’s inaugural The ROYS’ Pickin’ Porch stage in addition to performing on the Festival’s main stage.  The siblings were also spotlighted on Billboard.com and featured on PBS’ Jubilee series; click HERE to view.

Stay social with Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline, Facebook andTwitter.

ABOUT LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER: 

Larry’s Country Diner is a unique down-home variety show which integrates entertainment, interviews and music in a weekly format, taped LIVE in front of a studio audience in a country diner setting.  The show features regular characters including Larry Black, Keith Bilbrey, Sheriff Jimmy Capps, Waitress Renae and avid church lady, Nadine, along with special guest appearances by Country music artists of yesterday and today.  Since its initial airing on August 3, 2009, Larry’s Country Diner has produced over 100 episodes and has become one of the most popular shows on RFD-TV. www.larryscountrydiner.com.

 

 

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