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It's Official! Billboard Adds Americana to Charts

It's Official! Billboard Adds Americana to Charts

// 5.18.16

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.”

The announcement marks another milestone for the not for profit Americana Music Association on their mission to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music. Highlights in the last several years include Merriam-Websters recognition of Americana, as a musical term, in their prestigious collegiate dictionary; the GRAMMYs creating the Best Americana Album category and earlier this year the Official Charts Company, based in London, created the UK Americana Album sales chart.

The Association wishes to thank Billboard for their recognition of the Americana community, and especially to thank all of the artists who touch our lives with their incredible songs.

Click here to read the full announcement.