T Bone Burnett's Keynote Address

// 9.23.16

By popular demand, we are pleased to release the transcript of T Bone Burnett's moving keynote address given at AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival & Conference, Thursday, September 22, 2016  


"Technology is turning over every ten years. Their technologies don't and won't last. Our art, if we do it right, will." T Bone Burnett



// 9.22.16

Two of the most talked-about roots music artists of the past year — Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton — highlighted the eclectic mix of honorees, presenters and performers at the 15th Annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards show Wednesday night at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium.

Americana Music Association Partners with Oklahoma Arts Organizations for 2016 AmericanaFest

// 9.9.16

The Americana Music Association is proud to partner with our friends at the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (Studio Oklahoma), the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts and Culture as well as the Woody Guthrie Center to present a prolific array of panels, musical events, parties and special programs at AmericanaFest, September 20-25.

Americana Unveils Honors & Awards Performers, Presenters, All Star Band

// 9.6.16

A vibrant mix of musical icons and electrifying newcomers make up the initial list of performers and presenters for the 15th annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, scheduled for 6:30 PM/CT Wednesday, September 21 at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium.  

Americana Music Association Announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees

// 8.30.16

The Americana Music Association announced this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees. The six honorees will be celebrated at Americana’s 15th Annual Honors & Awards held at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, September 21.  The show is the official kick-off the 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, held in Nashville on September 20-25, 2016. 

Bob Weir, T Bone Burnett Lead Americana's Powerhouse Conference Lineup

// 8.22.16

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. 

AmericanaFest Showcase Schedule & Mobile App Unveiled

// 8.19.16

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!

AmericanaFest Announces Final Round of Showcases

// 8.15.16

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

Americana Partners With CID & Curadora to Offer Unique Fan Experience

// 8.11.16

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.

AmericanaFest NYC at Lincoln Center Boasts Amazing Weekend Lineup

// 8.1.16

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.

Jim Lauderdale to Receive Lifetime Achievement at Americana Honors & Awards, Presented by George Strait

// 7.29.16

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. 

Americana Launches Grassroots Marketing Initiative #RoadToAmericanaFest

// 7.25.16

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 Avett Brothers Top Four Billboard Charts

// 7.8.16

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.  

Brandi Carlile & Old Crow Medicine Show Wave the Flag of Americana

// 7.7.16

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.