2017 GRAMMY® Nominees Announced

// 12.7.16

And the 59th annual GRAMMY® Nominees in the American Roots Music Field are...

UK Americana Awards - Richard Thompson to be Honored; Feb. 2 in London

// 12.7.16

The Americana Music Association UK has chosen celebrated singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson to receive its highest honour, the UK Americana Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominations shortlist for the seven membership-voted Awards was also announced and the winners will be revealed at the second annual Awards show on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at St John at Hackney. The show will be hosted by legendary broadcaster Bob Harris and will feature performances from nominees and award winners, including Richard Thompson.

AmericanaFest Conference Registrations now on sale! Save $300 off the walkup rate!

// 11.18.16

Early bird registrations for the 18th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, September 12-17, 2017, are now open. Coming in hot at $199 for Americana Music Association members and $299 for non-members, these are deeply discounted rates (which will increase soon) to attend six days of celebration at Music City's most comprehensive industry conference by day and raw, 200+ act, battery-recharging festival by night. 

Americana Music Association Honored by City of Nashville with Special Resolution

// 11.16.16

Last night the Americana Music Association was honored by Nashville's Metro Council with a special resolution drafted and proposed by Councilwoman Nancy VanReece, Councilwoman Mina Johnson, and Councilman Jeff Syracuse. Resolution No. RS2016-410 recognizes the significant cultural contributions and tourism impact of the Americana Music Association, its volunteer Board of Directors, and Executive Director Jed Hilly.

Watch Highlights from the Americana Honors & Awards on PBS

// 11.15.16

Austin City Limits (ACL) returns to Nashville for a special broadcast featuring performance highlights from this year’s Americana Honors & AwardsACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016 premieres November 19th on PBS and delivers dazzling performances that represent the genre’s diversity and excellence. The music-filled hour features many of the night's award-winners and honorees, including buzzed about newcomers and icons who helped define the genre; among them: George Strait, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle, Parker Millsap, Dwight Yoakam, William Bell, and Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell. The special airs November 19thon PBS at 8pm CT/9pm ET.

Americana Fest & Conference Sees Record Numbers, "finest nights of music" — Pitchfork

// 9.28.16


Six Days, 300 Performances, 30 Venues in Nine City Districts

More than 24% Percent Growth in Conference Registration and Festival Attendance 

Americana’s 15th Annual Honors & Awards Is NPR’s #1 Stream of 2016

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.