Posted on December 6, 2016

AirPlay Direct Artist Endorsees and Rounder Records recording artists The Lonely Heartstring Band have hit #1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart with their single “Rambling Gambling Willie”.

The Lonely Heartstring Band has also risen to the #35 spot on the AirPlay Direct “Top 50 All-Time” Americana / AAA Album Chart!

Not only did the album move up in the APD “Top 50 All-Time” Chart, they also claimed the #5 slot on the APD “Top 50” Americana / AAA Album Chart for the month of November!

2016 has marked a year of great achievement for the celebrated Boston-based bluegrass quintet The Lonely Heartstring Band. Their album Deep Waters debuted to critical acclaim in May, they signed a coveted endorsement deal with premiere digital delivery/distribution company AirPlay Direct and have played a myriad of shows for engaged fans across the US.

The Lonely Heartstring Band also earned placement on the APD “Global Radio Showcase” Series, Volume 2 - Bluegrass. They find themselves in stellar company on this collection, which also includes their labelmates Blue Highway, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and The SteelDrivers.

“It is truly amazing to not only watch, but to be able to contribute to and participate in the professional growth of an artist of this caliber. Their music is beautiful, and made for the masses to hear… globally!" says Lynda Weingartz, CEO of AirPlay Direct. "AirPlay Direct is proud to have ‘endorsees’ that not only create something special, but are constantly learning and growing in the ‘business of music’ in 2017!”

The Lonely Heartstring Band unites traditional bluegrass with contemporary songwriting, and has already earned accolades from respected members of the bluegrass community. John Lawless of Bluegrass Today claims, "Deep Waters may well be a precursor of what bluegrass music will sound like in the future," while Black Rose Acoustic Society calls Deep Waters "a masterpiece of contemporary acoustic music."

About AirPlay Direct: AirPlay Direct is the premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide. AirPlay Direct is a professional B2B music business environment for artists, labels, publishing companies, radio promotion firms, PR / Media firms, etc.

AirPlay Direct currently has over 10,000 radio station members in 92 countries. AirPlay Direct also serves over 40,000 artist / label membersglobally on a daily basis. AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc.

About Collective Evolution: Collective Evolution is a boutique, high-end entertainment and media consulting firm. Our clients include recording artists, record labels, record producers, management companies and radio promotion / PR firms. We deliver creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

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