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Rebecca Frazier to Shocase at IBMA and AMA Conferences

Rebecca FrazierOver the past decade, Rebecca Frazier has led one of today’s hottest bluegrass ensembles, Hit & Run Bluegrass. They’ve become known as one of the tightest groups performing, taking them all the way to the coveted winner’s circle. Hit & Run is the only band to take first place at Telluride, Rockygrass, and SPBGMA Festival Band Championships.

Americana Festival & Conference Boosts Nashville Economy

Americana Festival 2014Nashville, TN -- The Americana Festival and Conference was featured in today’s Tennessean for its significant contribution to Nashville’s economy. “The annual Americana Music Conference and Festival quietly has become a major contributor to the local economy, bringing in more than $5.1 million in direct economic impact last year, thanks to growing concert attendance and steadily rising membership in the association."

Americana Honors & Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

Build Me Up From BonesNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announced its nominees today for the 2014 Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan. SiriusXM "Apron Strings" host and artist Elizabeth Cook revealed the nominations during a press conference that broadcast live on SiriusXM's "Outlaw Country" and streamed via www.MusicCityRoots.com from the network's Music City Theatre in Nashville.

AmericanaFest Early Bird Rates End Monday, Feb 3rd

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- Make your plans now (and save 50% off the walk up rate) for the annual Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville September 17-21, 2014. Full Festival & Conference registrations cost only $265 for members and $365 for non-members. Click here to secure your discounted rate, as it will increase on Tuesday, February 4th.

AmericanaFest Moves to Nashville’s Hutton Hotel

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN - November 15, 2013 - The Americana Music Association has announced it will move its conference headquarters to Nashville’s premier boutique hotel, the Hutton Hotel, for the 15th Annual Festival & Conference to be held September 17-21, 2014. Registrations for Music City’s most comprehensive industry conference will go on sale Friday November 15, 2013 at special early bird / discounted rates.

Americana Jams with Bluegrass

The Lonesome Trio. Photo by Deborah Wilbrinkby guest contributor Deborah Wilbrink
Nashville, TN -- The Steep Canyon Rangers, a favorite of bluegrass fans, stopped off in Nashville on their way to host the IBMA Awards show this year. Larry Campbell, producer of the Rangers’ new release, Tell the Ones I Love, was accepting his own award, and they helped to celebrate at the Midnight Windup jam held after the Americana Music Associations Honors and Awards Show, hosted by Jim Lauderdale.

The Bluegrass Situation "Midnight Windup," Added To Americana Festival Slate

The Bluegrass SituationWhat do Ed Helms, Mumford & Sons bassist Ben Lovett and legendary BBC personality "Whispering" Bob Harris have in common? They're all presenting premiere showcases during Americana Music Festival, Sept. 18-22 in Nashville, TN. The Bluegrass Situation -- the online hub for everything Americana, Bluegrass, Roots, and Folk -- and Ed Helms bring together a cavalcade of their closest friends, favorite artists and surprise guests for a post Honors & Awards, late night bash at midnight, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at ONE, One Cannery Row.

Americana Music Assoc. Announces Initial Showcase Performance List For 2013

Americana Showcase ArtistsThe Americana Music Association unveils its first round of artists confirmed to perform during the 14th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, Sept. 18 - 22, 2013. The early lineup features icons, innovators and up-and-comers and underscores Americana's perennially formative place in the world's musical landscape.

Americana Music Festival Showcase Deadline Extended

Americana Music AssociationDue to overwhelming demand and requests for more time, the deadline for submissions has been extended. Applications for the 2013 Americana Music Festival & Conference showcases will be accepted through April 15th. We encourage all Americana artists to apply as soon as possible.

Americana Festival & Conference Early Bird Deadline Extended

Bonnie Raitt and Richard ThompsonEarly Bird Rates have been extended through Monday, February 4th so make your plans now (and save 50% off the walk up rate) for the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference in Nashville September 18-22, 2013. Full Festival & Conference registrations now cost only $250 for members and $350 for non-members (click here now to secure your discounted rate). Rates go up Tuesday February 5th.

Experience Americanafest 2013 - Registrations Now Available

AmericanaFest 2012Nashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association is excited to announce that registrations for the 2013 Festival & Conference, slated for September 18-22, 2013, are on sale now at the Super Early Bird rates of $250 for members and $350 for non members.

AmericanaFest Attendance and Registrations Soar to Successful Event

AmericanaFest 2012Nashville, TN -- This year, for the first time, the sold-out Americana Music Honors & Awards program aired live nationally on AXS TV, broadcast via SiriusXM, WSM radio, and streamed by NPR.org. Musical segments of the Americana Honors & Awards show will appear on PBS nationwide during a special presentation: "ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2012" beginning November 10 in the Austin City Limits time slot, and international radio broadcasts via BBC2 and Voice of America will commence next week.

AmericanaFest Business Keynote on Empowering Sustainable Music Businesses

AmericanaFestNashville, TN -- In addition to showcasing iconic and innovative music, the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan (Sept. 12-15) provides a forum to advocate for the creative and economic vitality of the Americana music genre. In partnership with leading edge technology company, Topspin, the Americana Music Association will present a series of panels curated by Wayne Leeloy, Senior Director of Artist Services, and a Business Keynote and Master Class from Topspin CEO Ian Rogers. The Business Keynote with CEO Ian Rogers and panels will discuss current trends and future forecasts to empower sustainable music businesses.

Americana Adds Sam Bush, Delta Rae, and More to Americana Music Festival Lineup

Sam BushAugust 7, 2012, Nashville, TN -- The list of showcase performers is growing for the 13thannual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, September 12 through September 15. In addition to previously announced participating artists Richard Thompson, Billy Joe Shaver, The Wallflowers and Delta Spirit, additional showcases are confirmed for what could be the most exciting Americana Music Festival yet. To see the current lineup click here.

Key Industry Leaders To Participate in Americana Music Conference

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- In addition to showcasing iconic and innovative music, the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan (Sept. 12 - 15) provides a forum to advocate for the creative and economic vitality of the Americana music genre. The conference hosts panels featuring industry innovators sharing knowledge on all facets of the evolving music business in an intimate setting.

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