Tag Archives: Americana Music Association

Americana Music Association Announces Second Round of 2017 Americanafest Showcases

Photo: (L-R) Top Row: Yola Carter, Drive-By Truckers, Iron & Wine Bottom Row: Lukas Nelson, The Secret Sisters, Amanda Shires Following the already stellar first round line-up announcement the Americana Music Association turned the yearly…

Americana Music Association Announces Initial Showcase Line-up

Nashville-based Americana Music Association has released an excellent initial artist line-up for showcase portion of the conference, festival and awards show. the selections show a broad range of diversity and excellence the of the genre.…

Americana Music Festival and Awards Recap – The Year Americana Goes Legit

Finally winding down from my annual trip and I’m here to say that 2011 is the year the Americana went mainstream. The Americana Music Association, the Nashville professional trade organization that puts on the whole…

Twang Nation Podcast Episode 1

Yes friends, after all these years of talking (and posting the occasional clip) about great music I decided to just into the fray and get out a Twang Nation podcast. Why now? Two reasons. I…

Americana Music Association Conference & Festival 2011 Wrap Up

On the night of the 10th annual Americana Music Association Awards, the director of the organization, Jed Hilly, recounted from the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium a few of the key accomplishment te genre…

Americana Music and the Big Tent

This morning the Americana Music Association  shared a link to an online Spin.com (Meet the New Stars of Americana) past covering the Americana scene in Red Hook Brooklyn and touching on the Americana genre in…

News Round Up: Jimmie Dale Gilmore Premiers Heirloom Music

Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass fans take note! Texas’ Americana music legend  Jimmie Dale Gilmore waxes philosophic on what is wrong with country music today. Gilmore’s upcoming release was done with Hardly Strictly…