Nashville, TN – For the past ten years, the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer festival, commonly referred to as the MACC, has taken place just outside of Columbus, OH, and from year one, has attracted some of the biggest names in bluegrass and acoustic music. Festival promoter Darrel Adkins established the event, which draws more and more fans each year, as a charity benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and has raised over $500,000.00 since its inception. While the MACC started out as strictly a bluegrass festival, it has since grown to include Americana and country music, and feature some of Nashville's most renowned hit songwriters. To further promote the festival, the second MACC CD, entitled Life Goes On, containing mostly live performances from the festival from 2006 through 2009, will be released this year. The first single is the title track, as well as the only studio production, and is currently being offered as a free download through the MACC website, http://www.bluegrassclassic.com.
The first MACC project, Celebration of Life, was released in 2006 on Skaggs Family Records and subsequently won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Album of the Year award. Life Goes On will bring back many of the artists heard on its predecessor, many of whom participate on the single, including Carl Jackson, Ronnie Bowman, Jerry Salley, Larry Cordle, and Ricky Wasson, who all sing a verse in the song. A nostalgic tribute to loved ones passed on, “Life Goes On,” written by Steve Thomas and Dale Pyatt, was recorded and mixed by Randy Kohrs at his Slack Key Studio in Nashville, TN, where Kohrs also shared in production duties and leant his instrumental and vocal talents. A full listing of artists and musicians heard on the single can also be found on the website.
An interview conducted by Kyle Cantrell is scheduled to air on Sirius/XM’s Bluegrass Junction station, where he chats with several of those involved, spins “Life Goes On”, and plays a few tracks from Celebration of Life, as well. While the interview aired initially on June 14th, 2010, it will be replayed on July 2nd, 2010 at 7:00am and Saturday, July 17th, 2010.
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Some of the MACC musicians at the Sirius/XM Studios in downtown Nashville
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