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July 05, 2011

The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance brings Mountain Stage with Larry Groce back to Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts Sunday, August 21st at 7pm for what is sure to be a quickly sold-out event. Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and 20-time Grammy winner Vince Gill will be featured in this edition of Mountain Stage in Bristol.

“It’s possible this Mountain Stage will sell out in a matter of hours,” states 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.”

One of country music’s brightest stars, Vince Gill has sold more than 26 million albums and has achieved Entertainer of the Year twice in 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 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,” says BRRR Executive Director Leah Ross. “Most will remember David Mayfield as one of the most charismatic members of the 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 at BRRR 2010 with their gorgeous harmonies, Red Molly, complements the Mountain Stage event perfectly. They will also return to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in September.

Additional performers will be announced at a later date.

The two-hour Mountain Stage event at The Paramount will be recorded for air at a later date. The NPR program is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting and is distributed nationwide to more than 100 affiliate stations including WETS 89.5 FM in Johnson City, TN. Mountain Stage airs Saturdays on WETS at 2am and 8pm.

The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance is a non-profit organization based in Bristol, TN/VA whose mission is to tell the story of the music and cultural heritage of the region, its role in the birth and development of country music, and its influence on music around the world.

Admission to the August 21st Mountain Stage event at The Paramount Center for the Arts is $30. Tickets are on sale now at The Paramount Box Office at 518 State Street in Downtown Bristol, TN and online at www.theparamountcenter.com.