AMERICANAFEST Showcase & Panel at SXSW 2017

// 3.6.17

The Americana Music Association Announces Showcase and Panel at SXSW® 2017

Showcase submissions now open for AMERICANAFEST℠ 2017!

// 2.13.17

AMERICANAFEST℠ 2017 Showcase Submissions Now Open!

Artists, Managers, & Agents: Please plan ahead by marking AMERICANAFEST℠ – September 12-17 – on your calendars

Showcase submissions for AMERICANAFEST℠ 2017 are now open, and will be accepted through Wednesday, March 22, 2017. There are two ways to submit:

The Americana Music Association℠ Partners with Made in Tennessee for Official 2017 UK Americana Awards Afterparty on Feb. 2

// 1.30.17

We have partnered with Made in Tennessee and AMA-UK to bring you The Official UK Americana Awards Aftershow Party, hosted by Made in Tennessee and our Executive Director Jed Hilly, with live music in the form of Sam Outlaw’s 80s/90s Country Hits Revue.

It will be held at Oslo in Hackney, London, with doors opening at 10pm and the party going on until 2am.

Everyone who has a ticket to the Awards show, either VIP, Delegate pass or Balcony ticket, will receive a wristband on the night giving exclusive entry to the party.

Spotlight: Sierra Hull at The GRAMMY® Museum on Feb. 1

// 1.30.17

In conjunction with The Americana Music Association℠ & 88.5FM KCSN, The GRAMMY® Museum welcomes Sierra Hull to the Clive Davis Theater, as part of its Americana Series, for an intimate conversation on her career and GRAMMY-nominated album Weighted Mind (for Best Folk Album), moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY® Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by a performance.

The Americana Music Association℠ and Union Station Hotel Nashville to Present Riffs on the Rails with Rodney Crowell on January 25

// 1.19.17

We've partnered with Union Station Hotel Nashville for a special edition of Riffs on the Rails featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell!

The event is open to everyone and will be held in the grand lobby of the Union Station Hotel on Wednesday, January 25, at 6:30pm (CST).

Come enjoy a conversation with Crowell as he is interviewed by author and musician Peter Cooperabout the making of his upcoming album Close Ties (out March 31) and performs songs from it.

Loretta Lynn, The Milk Carton Kids, and Margo Price at Blackberry Farm to Support Americana

// 12.16.16

The Americana Music Association has announced the lineup for the 7th Annual Americana Spring Celebration to be held March 30 - April 1, 2017. Performances will be held each night at Blackberry Farm, a world-class luxury resort that is breathtakingly situated in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

Rodney Crowell to Kick Off Americana Series at The GRAMMY Museum

// 12.14.16

The Americana Music Association and the GRAMMY Museum® are thrilled to announce the kickoff of the 2017 Americana Series with An Evening With Rodney Crowell on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8 PM. The multi-GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter will visit the Museum's 200-seat Clive Davis Theater for a conversation moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by a performance.

Americana's Top 10 & Top 100 Albums of 2016

// 12.8.16

The Americana Music Association has announced its year-end Top 10 and Top 100 Albums of the Year.

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