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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.
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...
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...
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Pre- AmericanaFest Kickoff   With special Guest John Reilly & Friends
As the Americana Music Association gears up for AmericanaFest NYC, August 6-7, and it's 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville, September 20-25, the organization's Executive Director, Jed Hilly, is confirmed for several...
The Americana Music Association is proud to announce that Buddy Miller will return to lead the Americana All-Star House Band for the upcoming Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, which is set to take place on September 21, 2016 at the historic Ryman...
The Americana Music Association proudly unveiled its second round of AmericanaFest 2016 performers today. Additions to this year’s lineup include: Amanda Shires, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Dori Freeman, Jack Ingram...
The Americana Music Association and Record Store Day are proud to announce their partnership to create Americana Music Month, which will take place throughout the duration of June 2016.  
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...
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,...
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...
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