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.

Americana Music Association Announces Its First Annual Fundraising Online Auction

// 11.25.14

The Americana Music Association announced today its first annual fundraising drive, which is now open and will run through December 20. Proceeds will go towards meeting the increased demands of the Association's growth and to lay the groundwork for an endowment to continue the work of advocating for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world.

AmericanaFest on PBS & Australia's CMC

// 11.11.14

Nashville, TN - November 11, 2014 - Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Loretta Lynn, Patty Griffin & Robert Plant, Jason Isbell, The Milk Carton Kids and Sturgill Simpson are just a few of the artists appearing on “ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2014” - sponsored by Nissan and Tennessee Tourism. The program will begin airing on November 22nd on PBS stations nationwide - check your local listings.

Americana's Honors & Awards Highlights

// 9.20.14

Americana’s 13th Annual Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, was webcast on NPR.organd audio-streamed via Folk Alley and Sirius/XM’s “Outlaw Country.”  PBS will broadcast an edited version of the show as an Austin City Limits special, ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival in November, 2014 and —  for the first time —  Australia’s County Music Channel (CMC) will also carry the show. 

AmericanaFest Reveals Honors & Awards Performers and Presenters

// 8.26.14

(Nashville, Tenn.) August 26, 2014 – The Americana Music Association revealed an initial presenter and performer lineup for its 13th Annual Honors & Awards Show today. As anticipated, the list reflects Americana’s “spirit of eclecticism” (New York Times) through its diverse production and curation.

Watch AmericanaFest NYC Live Right Here!--Lincoln Center to Live Stream AmericanaFest NYC Concerts

// 8.5.14

Can't make it to the free Americanafest NYC shows at Lincoln Center? That's okay. You can see them right here.

Rosanne Cash To Testify Before Congress On Behalf of the Americana Music Association

// 6.23.14

(Nashville, Tenn.) June 24, 2014 -- Rosanne Cash – GRAMMY® and Americana Award winning singer-songwriter/artist will testify before the House Judiciary Committee this Wednesday, June 25 in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Americana Music Association.

AmericanaFest 2014- The Avett Brothers Headline Riverfornt Park; 80 of 160Showcasing Artists Announced

// 6.20.14

(Nashville, Tenn.) June 20, 2014 - The Americana Music Association expands its festival and conference in its 15th year by announcing its most ambitious and eclectic lineup to date. Anchored by its 13th annual Honors & Awards show on Wednesday, September 17 at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, the Association also adds three-time Americana Group of the Year winners, The Avett Brothers, to a headlining slot at Riverfront Park on Saturday, September 20.