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The Roys Ride High During IBMA 2011

 World of Bluegrass Week

Performances, Showcases & Media Events Follow Year of Chart Success

Roys closeup w instruments  Anthony Ladd 

"I've known The Roys for a long time and have heard them just keep getting better

and better. This new project is their best yet. I was real proud to be on it." - Ricky Skaggs


"If you like a good combination of traditional and contemporary music then you will love The Roys. Their heartfelt original material will cause your mind to drift back to the past whileat the same time, letting you enjoy the quality of today's music." - Jamie Dailey, Dailey & Vincent


Nashville, TN (September 26, 2011) - The Roys will be riding high during IBMA 2011 World of Bluegrass Week  (September 26 - October 2) with a slew of live performances, special showcases and high-profile media events on tap.  Lee and Elaine credit Rural Rhythm Records for their continued chart success, and hail their fans and the media for the overwhelming response to their current CD, LONESOME WHISTLE.  The disc will enjoy chain-wide "feature" status in LIFEWAY stores beginning today.  This new promotion will run through October 28.


"It's been an unbelievable year for us," says Elaine Roy.  "We are thankful to the Bluegrass community for making us so welcome, and we are thrilled with the opportunities that the IBMA has given us to show our appreciation," adds her brother, Lee.

These dynamic Bluegrassers are enjoying their busiest touring year ever, bringing traditional music to both Bluegrass and Country audiences at venues (CMA Music Festival, The Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival, Eastern Music Festival, University of Wisconsin (Washington County) Theatre on the Hill, Tennessee Fall Homecoming, Dollywood and Country Thunder Festival USA) across the nation. Their original songs and signature harmonies, combined with an essential and elemental musical foundation; a high-energy performance style and memorable presence has made them able ambassadors for their beloved genre.  "We were raised with fiddles, mandolins and 'real' mountain music," explains Lee.  "Our hearts are in the hills and haunts of the Bluegrass traditions," adds Elaine. "This is where we belong."

The Roys' World of Bluegrass Week itinerary includes:

·         Monday September 26th

3:30 -4:00 p.m. -WAMU Interview/performance with Lee Michael Demsey

Convention Center, Room 107, live audience

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - WSM Interview with Eddie Stubbs

Convention Center, WSM Booth

10:00 - 10:30 p.m. - South Florida Bluegrass Association After Hours Showcase

Convention Center Room 103


·         Tuesday September 27th

1 - 1:30 p.m. - Autograph Session

 National Media Services Booth #119

10:00 - 10:25 p.m. - Rural Rhythm Records Showcase

Ernest Tubb Record Shop (417 Broadway)

11:50 p.m.-12:15 a.m. - Mast Farm Inn Emerging Artist Showcase

Convention Center, Room 213/214

1:00 - 1:20 a.m. - Rural Rhythm Records Showcase

Renaissance Hotel, Suite # 2104 (actually early a.m. Wed)


·         Wednesday September 28th

11:00 -11:25 a.m. - The Roys IBMA Official Artist Showcase

Convention Center, Level One, Center Hall

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Roys autograph session, Booth #523

9:45-10:25 p.m. - Hard Rock AcoustiCana Series (Performance &Webcast)



·         Thursday September 29th

3:00-4:00pm - DJ Taping Sessions

Convention Center Room 206

IBMA WEEK 2011 offers fans numerous chances to catch these siblings in their element.  Their complete itinerary; audio clips and more can be found at


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