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By popular demand, we are pleased to release the transcript of T Bone Burnett's moving keynote address given at AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival & Conference, Thursday, September 22, 2016  
Two of the most talked-about roots music artists of the past year — Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton — highlighted the eclectic mix of honorees, presenters and performers at the 15th Annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards show Wednesday night at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium.
The Americana Music Association is proud to partner with our friends at the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (Studio Oklahoma), the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts and Culture as well as the Woody Guthrie Center to present a prolific array of panels, musical events, parties and special programs at AmericanaFest, September 20-25.
A vibrant mix of musical icons and electrifying newcomers make up the initial list of performers and presenters for the 15th annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, scheduled for 6:30 PM/CT Wednesday, September 21 at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium.  
The Americana Music Association announced this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees. The six honorees will be celebrated at Americana’s 15th Annual Honors & Awards held at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, September 21.  The show is the official kick-off the 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, held in Nashville on September 20-25, 2016. 
The Americana Music Association is proud to announce this year’s slate of more than 50 panels and workshops with approximately 200 experts representing the best and the brightest in the music business. This year’s Conference will offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to hear from artists who have shaped musical history — including Bob Weir, Dwight Yoakam, Jody Stephens, Wanda Jackson and a special presentation by Del McCoury on the legendary Woody Guthrie — and from those currently making history, such as Margo Price, John Paul White, and Lori McKenna. 
We are happy to announce that the full schedule of AmericanaFest showcases has been unveiled and is available for you to start planning your experience. You can find the lineup on our website here. You can also download our free mobile app - available on the App Store and Google Play - and use the "SCHEDULE" tab to start creating your custom AmericanaFest experience. Did we mention it's free? Download the mobile app now and get started!
100 New Artists Announced Including: Dwight Yoakam, John Moreland, William Bell, Timothy B. Schmit, Rodney Crowell, Muddy Magnolias, Sarah Jarosz, The Secret Sisters, Travelin' McCourys, Syd Straw, Dan Layus, Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles, & Sam Bush
The Americana Music Association is proud to announce two new partnerships aiming to enhance the Americana Music Festival & Conference experience in 2016: All-Americana Silver and Gold Fan Packages via CID Entertainment and hotel accommodations through Curadora.
The Americana Music Association and Lincoln Center have unveiled the 2016 lineup for their third annual “AmericanaFest NYC” taking place August 6 and 7 as part of Lincoln Center’s Out Of Doors series.
Beloved songwriter, singer, and artist Jim Lauderdale will be the 2016 recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Wagonmaster Award, a special lifetime achievement honor reserved for the most valuable contributors to the course and history of America’s only broad roots music format. The award, named for country music icon Porter Wagoner, will be presented on September 21, 2016 by Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait, a global star who has recorded more than a dozen of Jim Lauderdale’s songs.