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AMERICANAFEST℠ 2017 Showcase Submissions Now Open!
Artists, Managers, & Agents: Please plan ahead by marking AMERICANAFEST℠ – September 12-17 – on your calendars
We have partnered with Made in Tennessee and AMA-UK to bring you The Official UK Americana Awards Aftershow Party, hosted by Made in Tennessee and our Executive Director Jed Hilly, with live music in the form of Sam Outlaw’s 80s/90s Country Hits Revue.
In conjunction with The Americana Music Association℠ & 88.5FM KCSN, The GRAMMY® Museum welcomes Sierra Hull to the Clive Davis Theater, as part of its Americana Series, for an intimate conversation on her career and GRAMMY-nominated album Weighted Mind (for Best Folk Album), moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY® Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by a performance.
We've partnered with Union Station Hotel Nashville for a special edition of Riffs on the Rails featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell!
The Americana Music Association has announced the lineup for the 7th Annual Americana Spring Celebration to be held March 30 - April 1, 2017. Performances will be held each night at Blackberry Farm, a world-class luxury resort that is breathtakingly situated in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
The Americana Music Association and the GRAMMY Museum® are thrilled to announce the kickoff of the 2017 Americana Series with An Evening With Rodney Crowell on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8 PM. The multi-GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter will visit the Museum's 200-seat Clive Davis Theater for a conversation moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by a performance.
The Americana Music Association has announced its year-end Top 10 and Top 100 Albums of the Year.
And the 59th annual GRAMMY® Nominees in the American Roots Music Field are...
The Americana Music Association UK has chosen celebrated singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson to receive its highest honour, the UK Americana Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominations shortlist for the seven membership-voted Awards was also announced and the winners will be revealed at the second annual Awards show on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at St John at Hackney. The show will be hosted by legendary broadcaster Bob Harris and will feature performances from nominees and award winners, including Richard Thompson.
Early bird registrations for the 18th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, September 12-17, 2017, are now open. Coming in hot at $199 for Americana Music Association members and $299 for non-members, these are deeply discounted rates (which will increase soon) to attend six days of celebration at Music City's most comprehensive industry conference by day and raw, 200+ act, battery-recharging festival by night. 
Last night the Americana Music Association was honored by Nashville's Metro Council with a special resolution drafted and proposed by Councilwoman Nancy VanReece, Councilwoman Mina Johnson, and Councilman Jeff Syracuse. Resolution No. RS2016-410 recognizes the significant cultural contributions and tourism impact of the Americana Music Association, its volunteer Board of Directors, and Executive Director Jed Hilly.
Austin City Limits (ACL) returns to Nashville for a special broadcast featuring performance highlights from this year’s Americana Honors & Awards. ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016 premieres November 19th on PBS and delivers dazzling performances that represent the genre’s diversity and excellence. The music-filled hour features many of the night's award-winners and honorees, including buzzed about newcomers and icons who helped define the genre; among them: George Strait, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle, Parker Millsap, Dwight Yoakam, William Bell, and Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell. The special airs November 19thon PBS at 8pm CT/9pm ET.

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