Category Archives: awards

Americana Music Association Announces 70 Additional AmericanaFest Acts

Building on an already stellar first-round lineup The Americana Music Association announced an additional 70 artists to perform at the 16th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which takes place in Nashville and runs September…

Lucinda Williams , Sturgill Simpson and Shakey Graves Lead 2015 Americana Awards Nominees

The Americana Music Awards just announced their 2015 nominees, and Lucinda Williams, Shakey Graves and Sturgill Simpson lead the pack with 3 nominations apiece. All were nominated for Album of the Year and Song of…

Americana Music Association Announces 2015 First Round Showcase Americanafest Line-up

Building on the already excellent heritage of being the preeminent roots music event the Nashville-based Americana Music Association has released its first round of artists to perform during the 16th annual Americana Music Festival &…

Watch Out! Chris Stapleton: “Traveller” – David Letterman

Chris Stapleton has worked behind the scenes of Music Row for quite some time. He’s written hits for mainstream artists like Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley. He’s also showed his melodic…

57th Annual Grammy Awards – Showing Our Roots

The cultural trade show known as the 57th Annual Grammy Awards is now history. 83 golden antiquated media playback device replicas were handed out to some of the most talented musicians in the world. But…

2014 Grammy Nominees – Americana and Roots Music

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Science tried something new to announce the nomineews for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The nomniees were announced piecemeal, per catagory, via twitter exclusively starting at 9am. Ths…

Emmylou Harris To Be Honored By Roots Peers at Washington Event

It is my opinion that Emmylou Harris can’t have enough tributes or be handed enough awards for her contribution to American music. On January 10th, 2015 an impressive ensemble of roots and country performers will…

Tompkins Square To Release ‘When I Reach That Heavenly Shore : Unearthly Black Gospel, 1926-1936′ 3CD/3LP Set, December 9th

Grammy winner Christopher King ( Charlie Patton: Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues) has produced ‘When I Reach That Heavenly Shore : Unearthly Black Gospel, 1926-1936.’ The box set will be released December 9th on Tompkins…

2014 Americana Album of the Year Grammys Predictions

Grammy nominations are a few months away but the topic of performers that might be up for an Americana Album of the year nomination – meaning releases between Oct. 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014…