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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 from the network's Music City Theatre in Nashville.

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 Music Association Annual Event Makes Local and Global Impact

Americana Music AssociationWith events ranging from intimate showcases to insightful panels to a sold-out, nationally broadcast awards show, the Americana Music Association's annual Festival, Conference and Honors & Awards drew thousands to Nashville to explore the past, present and future of roots music. Highlights included: The sold-out Honors & Awards show at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium, which was broadcast live on AXS TV, SiriusXM satellite radio, WSM-AM 650 and streamed on, and will be rebroadcast in an edited form later this season as part of PBS' "ACL Presents" series. The Festival's music programming featured more than 140 official events and showcases attracting an aggregate 20,000 attendees over the fest's five-day span.

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.

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.

Austin City Limits Presents 2012 Americana Music Festival on PBS

Americana Music Festival 2012Austin, TX -- Austin City Limits (ACL) travels to Nashville for the second consecutive year to capture highlights from performances at the 2012 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards. ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2012 delivers an incredible line-up of artists that celebrates the best of Americana music today. Recorded live September 12th at The Americana Music Association's 11th Annual Americana Honors and Awards ceremony at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the program showcases the genres' established and rising stars. Currently the fastest growing and one of the best selling genres, Americana music honors the roots of American music and has been hailed by The New York Times as “the coolest music scene today."

Americana Meet 'n Greet Auction Kicks off with Alison Krauss and Union Station

Alison Krauss & Union StationNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announced today that it will be auctioning off tickets and the opportunity to meet some of the world’s most beloved artists during the Americana Meet 'n Greet Series. Americana Honors recipient and multi Grammy® winner Alison Krauss is the first artist to donate the experience to the Association.

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!

ACL Presents: Americana Festival Hits a Home Run With Viewers

ACL Americana FestivalNashville, Tennessee - December 6, 2011 - "ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival" hit the right chord with PBS viewers reaching over two million households during its November 19-21 airing, making it the third highest-rated episode this year. In addition, the hour-long special resulted in an impressive 9% Soundscan sales increase for the artists who were featured in the show.

AirPlay Direct Congratulates the Americana Music Association on PBS Special

AirPlay DirectHosted by Jim Lauderdale, with an all-star house band led by Americana favorite Buddy Miller, the show runs the gamut of Americana music. "There are still opportunities to catch this festival overview on PBS, " encourages Robert Weingartz, Chairman and CEO of AirPlay Direct. "This program contains collaborations that are a must see and it serves as another reminder that this music is impacting all generations around the globe. Our search for the next Americana star is about to close and we hope to see our winner on this program next year."

AmericanaFest Announced 2012 Dates Following Most Successful Event Ever

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association has chosen September 12-15, 2012 for their annual Festival & Conference, which will take place once again in Nashville, Tennessee. The announcement comes on the heels of the not for profit music association's most successful and critically acclaimed event ever. The Americana Honors & Awards show is, according to the Wall Street Journal, "a night in which singers who can sing, players who can play, and writers who can write came together to acknowledge their debt to great, unfettered American music and renew their pledge to take it forward with honesty and integrity."

Alabama's Musical Heritage in the Spotlight at 2011 AmericanaFest

Americana Music AssociationNashville, October 6, 2011 - A slew of events at the 12th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference sponsored by Nissan will showcase the remarkable music radiating from the state of Alabama. Long renowned as a hotbed of talent, the state's glorious musical past ranges from the captivating standard “Stars Fell on Alabama,” to the landmark Muscle Shoals sessions, to modern day melody makers The Civil Wars. The Americana Music Festival and Conference docket includes an exciting evening of music, an all star panel discussion of the Muscle Shoals sound, and a Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to Fame Studios producer Rick Hall.

AmericanaFest Gearing up for Citywide Celebration

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- Call it a Music City Roots Revival, as The Americana Music Association spreads its musical message throughout Nashville with cool open to the public special events during the 12th annual Festival and Conference presented by Nissan. For conference attendees it's icing on the cake, and for those new to the Americana scene it's the perfect way to dip your toes in the genre's water and discover why Southern Living calls this "..the Best Music Festival in Nashville."

Neil Portnow to Keynote Americana Festival and Conference

Neil PortnowNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association is pleased to announce the first group of industry participants for the 12th annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, presented by Nissan, October 12-15, in Nashville, Tennessee. Focusing on all facets of the evolving business of music - from high tech to grassroots - attendees will get a chance to listen, learn and engage with trend-setters and trailblazers.

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