Life Goes On album by Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Debuts on Billboard

Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the album LIFE GOES ON by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer® (MACC) is #8 this week on Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart. The album was recorded live during the annual MACC festivals from 2006 – 2011 with the exception of the first single release, “Life Goes On” that was recorded at Randy Kohrs’ Slack Key Studio in Nashville, TN. The label recently released a new video of the song that can be viewed on the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer website BluegrassClassic.com

Yesterday, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) released the second of three ballots for the 2012 IBMA awards and LIFE GOES ON plus numerous tracks are candidates for nomination  for some of the top awards including Song of the Year, Album of the Year, along with three in the Recorded Event of the Year category:

Song of the Year – “Life Goes On”

Album of the Year – LIFE GOES ON

Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year – “Beyond The Sunset”
Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey, Josh Swift

Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year – “Manzanita”
Tony Rice, Josh Williams, Aaron Ramsey, Aubrey Haynie, Rob Ickes

Recorded Event of the Year – “Beyond The Sunset”
Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey, Josh Swift

Recorded Event of the Year – “Life Goes On”
Carl Jackson, Ronnie Bowman, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Rickey Wasson, Randy Kohrs, D.A. Adkins, Garnet Bowman, Lynn Butler, Ashley Kohrs, Gary Payne, Dale Pyatt, Clay Hess, Alan Bibey, Jay Weaver, Ron Stewart, Jim VanCleve

Recorded Event of the Year – “Old Violin”

Larry Cordle and Michael Cleveland

The album also includes even more top musicians with the talents of: Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Shawn Camp, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Grascals, Johnson Mountain Boys, J. D. Crowe & The New South, Gibson Brothers, Pine Mountain Railroad, Lost & Found, Bradley Walker, New Found Road, Michael Cleveland and Flame Keeper, Junior Sisk, Josh Williams Band, David Parmley & Continental Divide, Paul Williams, The SteelDrivers, Chris Stapleton, Morgane Hayes, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, Sally Connell, Dudley Connell, Don Rigsby, Blue Highway, Joe Mullins, Aubry Hayine, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, James King, Larry Stephenson, and many more.

Darrel and Phyllis Adkins founded Musicians Against Childhood Cancer in honor of their daughter, Mandy who lost her battle with cancer on November 25, 2000. Proceeds from the annual festival and album benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information on Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, please visit their website at BluegrassClassic.com

This new 2 CD set is available for available through all digital vendors including iTunes, Amazon and more, along with physical CD purchase at Amazon, County Sales, Ernest Tubb Records Shops, the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer website, Rural Rhythm Records, directly through the participating artists and many more locations. For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit RuralRhythm.com.

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