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Today, May 3rd, 2024, we at Grateful Web celebrate the birthday of a true American icon, Bing Crosby, whose mellifluous voice and charismatic presence have left an unforgettable mark on music and popular culture. Bing Crosby, born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in 1903, transformed the entertainment landscape with his soothing baritone and effortless charm, influencing countless artists and delighting audiences across the world.

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Happy birthday to James Brown, the Godfather of Soul! Here at Grateful Web, we honor his profound impact on the music world, detailing his most celebrated songs, his enduring influence in soul and R&B, his effect on modern artists, his iconic role in the "Rocky" movies, and his unmistakable swagger and style. Let's dive deep into the legacy of one of the most dynamic and influential figures in music history.

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“Traumatic events and warm events leave psychological imprints—there’s this pattern to it,” says Knoxville, Tennessee-based performer, Adeem The Artist who’s been busy thinking about the way a lifetime of experiences can pile up in a person’s brain. “Different moments and different impressions throughout our lives will ripple out and demand repeated engagement. They play out in little holidays that we celebrate over and over.”

CMH RECORDS (Country. Music. Heritage.) maintains a rich history of classic country and bluegrass albums and is honoring several of these legacy releases by remastering them and making them available in new formats for the first time ever. Revived from the CMH archives, the Johnny Gimble & The Texas Swing Pioneers 1980 classic album Still Swingin’ will be available for the first time ever on digital and streaming May 17.

Brooklyn-based, Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter, Leslie Mendelson has shared "The Good Life," the second single to be released in advance of her fourth, full-length studio album, After The Party, due June 21 via Pasadena Records/Royal Potato Family.

Revered folk blues guitarist/songwriter Chris Smither releases his powerful new album, All About The Bones, today on Signature Sounds Records. Melding his spare, assured playing with his gruff vocals and wry, witty lyrics, Smither explores mortality with a collection that cuts to the core of the matter, the bones. Smither's rumbling baritone, percussive foot stomps and Delta-blues influenced picking infuse the songs with the rhythms and imagery of his native New Orleans.

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Today, Bozeman, MT-based Madeline Hawthorne is excited to share her new song “Where Did I Go Wrong” which exclusively premiered via MAGNET earlier this week.

Pioneering electronica quartet Lotus is set to unleash their forthcoming eleventh studio album, "How to Dream in Color", available July 11. Ahead of the album, Lotus offers listeners a taste of their unbridled musical evolution and innovative spirit with the intrepid new single “How Do I Come Down.”

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Dear Phish, Billy Strings, Goose, and Esteemed Artists in Our Community,

As influential voices within our culture, your platforms offer a unique opportunity to address some of the most pressing issues facing our society today. With the upcoming election, it is essential to reflect on the broader implications of leadership, particularly in areas where science and policy intersect with our daily lives and future.

Following a triumphant and empowering 2023 debut, Andrea Magee’s She Rises Music Festival is returning for its second year in the vibrant backdrop of  Taos, New Mexico, this Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30 - Sept. 1) at Kit Carson Park, located at 211 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571.