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MerleFest adds Old Crow Medicine Show and Holly Williams to the lineup

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Today Merlefest announced the addition of Old Crow Medicine Show to their lineup. The four-day event will be held on April 24-27, 2014, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Singer-songwriter Holly Williams is also set to join in the music festival.

MerleFest is known for its unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented music from the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, Americana, blues, country, Celtic, Cajun, cowboy, zydeco, rock and many other styles that Doc Watson, who helped found the festival, referred to as “traditional plus.”

Old Crow Medicine Show recently became members of the Grand Ole Opry in the fall of 2013. Their single, "Wagon Wheel," went on to receiving RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1 million copies.

Holly Williams is in line of the musical legacy of her father and grandfather, Hank Williams, Jr. and Sr. Her recent release, "The Highway," placed a mark in the hearts of critics and fans with songs of heartache, loss, family, and love.

The full lineup for Merlefest will be announced soon via www.merlefest.org. Ticket purchases for MerleFest 2014 can be made by calling 1-800-343-7857. With more than 130 acts performing on 13 stages during the course of the event, MerleFest is an excellent entertainment value. An early bird ticket discount is available through March 10, 2014.

MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of the late American music legend Doc Watson. MerleFest is a celebration of "traditional plus" music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles. The festival hosts over 130 artists, performing on 13 stages during the course of the four-day event. The annual event has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.

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