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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. 
The initiative, #roadtoamericanafest, is actively engaging artists, independent radio, retail, and publications in the promotion of AmericanaFest through their respective channels. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #roadtoamericanafest on social media to track and promote performances and other related events.  
The Americana Music Association wishes to congratulate three-time Americana Group of the Year, The Avett Brothers, on their continued success as they topped multiple Billboard charts this week.  
The Americana Music Association is proud to partner with Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show in support of their summer Americana tour in the United States.  The fledgling music association will be promoting a Facebook contest for the lucky winner to see these amazing artists. 
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Pre- AmericanaFest Kickoff  
With special Guest John Reilly & Friends
As the Americana Music Association gears up for AmericanaFest NYC, August 6-7, and it's 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville, September 20-25, the organization's Executive Director, Jed Hilly, is confirmed for several special events, spreading the word about all things Americana.
The Americana Music Association is proud to announce that Buddy Miller will return to lead the Americana All-Star House Band for the upcoming Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, which is set to take place on September 21, 2016 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Miller, an Americana and GRAMMY award winning singer, songwriter, and producer, will bring together some of the finest musicians in the world including Dave Cobb, Stuart Duncan, Fred Eltringham, Matt Rollings, Don Was, and The McCrary Sisters to play alongside those nominated for awards this year.

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