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Americana Music Association Wraps Another Successful Festival & Conference with our 16th annual AmericanaFest coming to an exciting end! 
 
Hosted by Jim Lauderdale, the show kicked off the 16th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, presented by Nissan, and featured an all-star house band -- led by Buddy Miller -- including legendary musicians, Dominic Davis, Chad Cromwell, Fats Kaplin, Ian Fitchuk, the McCrary Sisters and Bill Payne, legendary founding member of Little Feat.
The Americana Music Association reveals the initial presenter and performer lineup for its 14th annual Honors & Awards Show. As anticipated, the list reflects Americana's "spirit of eclecticism" (New York Times) through its diverse lineup. 
The one-day celebration of roots-inspired music will feature the legendary Loretta Lynn, Americana stalwart Steve Earle, revered acoustic duo Gillian Welch and special guests Tift Merritt, Eric Heywood, Nikki Lane, Valerie June, Emmy Rose Russell and more. For the first time, the Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville’s newest venue on the Riverfront, will feature two stages in a festival like setting.
The Americana Music Association unveiled an additional 30+ artists to its 16th annual AmericanaFest lineup this week. Known for its “spirit of eclecticism” (New York Times) and community, the festival will offer more than 170 official showcases across more than a dozen Music City venues including newly announced performances by Glen Hansard, Jewel, Hot Rize featuring Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, Jay Farrar (performing songs of Son Volt’s “Trace”), Buddy Miller & Marc Ribot, JD McPherson, Parker Millsap, Joel Rafael, Nellie Clay, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear and the Watkins Family Hour.
The Americana Music Association announces the selection of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Henley, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Ricky Skaggs and Los Lobos as Lifetime Achievement Award winners to be presented at its 14th Annual Honors & Awards ceremony, presented by Nissan, on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Each of these artists will perform and the show will be taped for air on PBS later in the year.
Tift Merritt & Eric Heywood, Valerie June and Nikki Lane join AmericanaFest At The Ascend Amphitheater featuring Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch!
Nashville, Tenn. May 14, 2015 - The Americana Music Association announced today its nominations for the 2015 Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, during a press conference held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Ford Theater and streamed live via Music City Roots. 2014 Americana Music Award for Duo/Group of the Year winners the Milk Carton Kids hosted the event and revealed the nominees of the six categories - Album, Artist, Duo/Group, Emerging Artist, Instrumentalist and Song.
Americana Music Association Announces Initial Lineup for AmericanaFest 2015, September 15-20, and AmericanaFest Wristband sale starts today!
April 8, 2015; Washington, D.C. / Nashville, Tenn. – Music fans everywhere can now watch a night of special performances by the biggest names in Americana. A set of digitally re-mastered videos from the stage of the 13th annual Americana Music Association’s Honors & Awards show is now archived and available for on-demand streaming exclusively at npr.org/music. 
(Nashville, TN, Newport, RI and New York, NY) April 8, 2015 - City Winery, Newport Folk Presents®  and the Americana Music Association announced today the continuation of their unique partnership with the second edition of their State of the Union series of select performances from April through July, 2015. 
(Nashville, Tenn.)  January 22, 2015 - The Americana Music Association Board of Directors convened for its annual retreat on January 14-15, announcing its newly appointed Executive Committee and setting task oriented goals for the future of the resolute not for profit organization.

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