ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2015 Begins Airing Nov 21st On PBS

// 11.19.15
Nashville, TN and Austin, TX—November 19, 2015—Austin City Limits (ACL) heads to Nashville for a special broadcast featuring performance highlights from this year’s Americana Honors & Awards, which was made possible thanks to underwriting from Nissan and the Tennessee Department of Tourism. ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2015 premieres November 21st on PBS and delivers sparkling performances that represent the genre’s diversity and excellence. 


Americana Music Association Wraps Another Successful Festival & Conference

// 9.25.15

Americana Music Association Wraps Another Successful Festival & Conference with our 16th annual AmericanaFest coming to an exciting end! 


Americana Announces The 2015 Honors and Awards Winners

// 9.18.15

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.

Americana Music Association Unveils 14th Annual Honors and Awards Performers and Presenters

// 9.8.15

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. 

Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, & Friends Lineup Announced- September 2015

// 9.4.15

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.

Full Americana Showcase Lineup Announced + Our First Mobile App

// 8.21.15

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.

Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Henley, Gillian Welch, & David Rawlings, Ricky Skaggs and Los Lobos to Receive Lifetime Achievement

// 8.3.15

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 Join Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle, & Gillian Welch on September 19

// 7.20.15

Tift Merritt & Eric Heywood, Valerie June and Nikki Lane join AmericanaFest At The Ascend Amphitheater featuring Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch!

The 2015 Honors and Awards Nominees Announced!

// 5.15.15

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.

2015 Americanafest Initial Lineup Announced; Wristbands on Sale Now!

// 5.7.15

Americana Music Association Announces Initial Lineup for AmericanaFest 2015, September 15-20, and AmericanaFest Wristband sale starts today!

Watch Now! NPR Presents the 2014 Americana Honors and Awards Show

// 4.9.15

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 

State of The Union: A Celebration Celebration of American Roots Music- Spring Lineup Announced

// 4.8.15

(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. 

Americana Board of Directors Appoint Executive Committee and Set Goals For Future Growth

// 1.22.15

(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.

Americana Music Association Announces Top 10 & Top 100 albums of 2014

// 12.3.14

(Nashville, Tenn.) December 3, 2014 - The Americana Music Association has announced its year-end Top 10 and Top 100 Albums of the Year. These are based on the records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart during the period of December 2, 2013 through December 1, 2014.