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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.

Richard Thompson and Booker T. Jones to Receive Americana Lifetime Awards

Richard ThompsonNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announces the selection of Booker T. Jones and Richard Thompson as Lifetime Achievement Award winners to be presented at its 11th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Jones is to receive the award for instrumentalist and Thompson for songwriting. They join Bonnie Raitt, who was previously announced to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance. All three artists will be present to receive the trophies and will perform during the show, with Thompson confirmed to do a showcase during the Americana Music Festival and Conference September 12 through September 15 in Nashville.

Americana Music Festival & Conference Submissions Now Being Accepted

AmericanaFestEvent slated for Wednesday, September 12th through Saturday, September 15th, at many premiere venues in Nashville, Tennessee. To all artists looking to apply for a showcase at the Americana Music Festival; great news! Submissions are now open!

2012 Americanafest Early Bird Rates On Sale Now - Rates Expire Jan 31

AmericanaFestRegister now for the 13th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference! Dates are set for September 12th – September 15th 2012 in Nashville, TN. Follow us on twitter or like us on Facebook and be part of what the NY Times calls "the coolest music scene today." Described by Southern Living Magazine as Nashville's "Best Music Festival," the Americana Music Association is offering, for a limited time, a SUPER early bird registration rate, available at $250 for AMA members and $350 for non-members. Offer Expires January 31st!

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