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.
The Americana Music Association proudly unveiled its second round of AmericanaFest 2016 performers today. Additions to this year’s lineup include: Amanda Shires, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Dori Freeman, Howe Gelb, Jack Ingram, John Fullbright, John Prine, Kaia Kater, Motel Mirrors, My Bubba, Sam Outlaw, Sean Watkins, Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle, The Cordovas, and The O'Connor Band featuring Mark O'Connor.
The Americana Music Association and Record Store Day are proud to announce their partnership to create Americana Music Month, which will take place throughout the duration of June 2016.
The Americana Music Association wishes to congratulate Chris Stapleton, Foy Vance, and Hayes Carll for topping the first ever Billboard Americana/Folk Chart, the Official Chart Company's Americana UK Chart, and the Americana Airplay Chart, respectively.
It's Official! Billboard Adds Americana to Charts // 5.18.2016
The Americana Music Association applauds Billboard Magazine on their decision to recognize Americana Music on their charts with the creation of the newly renamed Americana/Folk Album Sales chart. The news was formally announced yesterday stating that the change “recognizes the growth of Americana and the prominent rise of the term overall, both within the industry and in widespread music coverage.”
Voting for the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards will begin on May 16, 2016. You will need to be an Americana Music Association member by May 18, 2016 to participate in this process. Voting will end on May 26, 2016.
Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Announced // 5.11.2016
The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for its 15th annual Honors & Awards show this evening at an event held at the historic Mansion on O Street in Washington, D.C. The invitation only affair, presented by the musicFIRST Coalition, was attended by members of Congress and musicians and streamed live via Facebook exclusively through NPR Music.
Americana Music Association Announces First Round of Performers for AmericanaFest 2016, September 20-25
The Americana Music Association will announce the nominees for the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, presented by the musicFIRST Coalition, on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, through NPR Music's Facebook Livestream, from the historic Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC.
Sturgill Simpson Tops Billboard Charts // 4.25.2016
Sturgill Simpson’s new album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country, Folk and Rock charts this week. Mr. Simpson’s album was also the largest selling record of new releases across all genres according to Billboard.
The Americana Music Association wishes to congratulate its 2013 Americana Honors & Awards nominee (and 2013 GRAMMY Americana Album of the Year nominee) The Lumineers on its No. 1 Billboard Top 200 debut, Cleopatra, this week.