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Mountain Stage plans Bristol event; Gill to perform

July 5th, 2011 4:10 am by staff report


   BRISTOL — The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance has announced the return of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce to Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts on Aug. 21 for what BCMA officials predict will be a quickly sold-out event.

   Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and 20-time Grammy award winner Vince Gill will be featured during the Bristol edition of Mountain Stage.

   “It’s possible this Mountain Stage will sell out in a matter of hours,” said BCMA Board President John Rainero. “Vince Gill is one of the most accomplished and highly regarded artists performing today. We are so fortunate to have a star of his magnitude performing at the event, in the heart of the Birthplace of Country Music.”

   Gill has sold more than 26 million albums and has been named Entertainer of the Year twice during his career. He has also been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and is the recipient of 18 Country Music Association awards.

   Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion audiences will also recognize two other acts set to perform on Mountain Stage, Red Molly and The David Mayfield Parade.

   “After Cadillac Sky performed at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion last year, the band split up,” said BRRR Executive Director Leah Ross. “Most will remember David Mayfield as one of the most charismatic members of that group. We’re glad Bristol will get to see him again with his new band at Mountain Stage and at the festival this September.”

   The all-girl bluegrass trio that dazzled audiences during BRRR 2010 with gorgeous harmonies, Red Molly, complements the Mountain Stage event in August. Red Molly will also return to the 2011 BRRR event in September.

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