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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.
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.
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.
AmericanaFest 2016
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’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 Lumineers Cleopatra
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.
The Lumineers to Headline Ascend Amphitheater 
Tuesday, September 20 to Kickoff of the Americana Music Association's 17th Annual Festival & Conference
T Bone Burnett
13-Time GRAMMY® Award, Academy Award, & Golden Globe Award-Winner T Bone Burnett to Deliver Keynote Speech atAmericana Music Festival & Conference
The Americana Music Association Board of Directors convened for its annual retreat on February 25-26, announcing its newly appointed Executive Committee and setting task oriented goals for the future of the resolute not-for-profit organization.
The Americana Music Association wishes to congratulate Jason Isbell and Mavis Staples on their GRAMMY® wins last night. Isbell took home hardware for Best American Roots Song category for “24 Frames” and Best Americana Album category for Something More Than Free, which was produced by the inimitable Dave Cobb. Ms. Staples took home the trophy in the Best American Roots Performance category for “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.” 
 

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