Details on awards and dates announced for Uncle Dave Macon Days 2015

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The press conference for Uncle Dave Macon Days 2015 was held at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce in Murfreesboro. The actual musical event will be the second weekend of July of 2015.
Russell Moore pictured (left). Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out is a bluegrass band formed in 1991 in Cumming, Georgia. Consisting of Russell Moore, Steve Dilling, Justen Haynes, Wayne Benson and Edgar Loudermilk.
New President of Uncle Dave Macon Days Ben Wilson speaks to those in attendance.

Ben Wilson, President of the annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Music Festival, announced this years recipients of awards on Wednesday.

Wilson said the award winners will be on stage at Cannonsburgh in Murfreesboro during the second weekend of July this year.

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More details about Uncle Dave Macon Days:

Representatives of Uncle Dave Macon Days presented by Beaman Automotive Group and RAM Trucks and Legacy Sponsor Wilson Bank & Trust made several new announcements concerning the 2015 Old Time Music Festival to take place the second weekend of July 2015 at Cannonsburgh in Murfreesboro.

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New Festival Executive Director Named

After 38 years, leading the old time music festival from the steps of the Rutherford County Courthouse to filling up Canonsburgh three days in the summer, Gloria Christy today passed the banjo to Ben Wilson, who will now serve as Executive Director for Uncle Dave Macon Days. Read More Online

Heritage Award Winner Announced

Dr. Ralph Stanley was announced as the festival's 2015 Heritage Award Winner. Stanley is a recipient of multiple awards, including a Grammy for his haunting rendition of 'Oh Death" in the movie O Brother Where Art Thou, and is considered a legend of Bluegrass and Old Time Music. Read More Online

Trailblazer Award Winner Announced

The Nashville-based band, The SteelDrivers, will be presented the 2015 Trailblazer Award. The band has received multiple Grammy and IBMA award nominations for their fusion of many genres and styles into a contemporary bluegrass feel that's getting nods from many audiences. Read More Online

Now with Full Set Performances

Wilson announced a great new addition to the Uncle Dave line up with full sets performed by both the Heritage and Trailblazer Award winners and a special guest each. Award presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. on the main stage. The performance will last 2 hours. Read More Online

Uncle Dave Macon on Sunday

Music will begin this year at 2:00 with hymns and praise by Andy Collins & friends and old fashioned shape note singing. A series of concerts begin at 4 pm, beginning with Inspiration Country 2014 Vocal group of the Year the Kristina Craig Band and ending with a performance by Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time. Read More Onlin

Return of the Jug Band Competition

From the early days of the Opry, Uncle Dave Macon's style of music was jug band. The jug band competition was an important part of the competition until just a few years ago. Today, it was announced that the Jug Band Competition would makes its return to he line up at Uncle Dave Macon Days 2015. Read More Online

Economic Impact Study Released

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland and Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Convention of Visitors Bureau Barbara Wolke announced the results of an Economic Impact Study of Uncle Dave Macon Days conducted in 2014. Read More Online

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