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The highlight of the 2013 Americana Music Festival in Nashville may well have been Allison Moorer’s captivating performance at the City Winery. Her new album Down to Believing is due March 17 and she’s headed out to tour in support of the release.
The Americana Music Association’s Honors and Award show at the Ryman Auditorium is one of our favorite events of the year, and highlights from the September show will be shared with a national audience on a special edition of Austin City Limits that begins airing Nov. 22.
It was a treat to see Carlene Carter present an award at the Americana Music Awards on the stage of the Ryman Wednesday night, particularly when the Cash-Carter family was so well-represented.
While Loretta Lynn sang “One’s On the Way,” Angaleena Presley offers the more blunt “Knocked Up.” Loretta cautioned her husband “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind), while Presley delivers the tough and withering “Drunk.” The songs are four decades apart, but share a refreshing honesty and directness.
Jackson Browne, who joins such past honorees as Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples and Charlie Daniels, has never hesitated to use his music to make a point.
Jason Isbell made a bit of history at the Americana Music Awards himself, dominating the awards with wins for artist of the year, album of the year and song of the year.
Americana should encompass country-rock music over a longer span of time: “country rock generations,” taking in all of the periods when country music intersected, influenced and blended with rock music.
The Americana Music Association has announced a third wave of artists for its upcoming festival and conference in Nashville, including Aaron Lee Tasjan, BR5-49, Holly Williams, Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, Luther Dickinson, Michaela Anne, Paul Burch, Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band.
Jackson Browne has been named the 2014 recipient of the “Spirit of Americana” award for free speech in music, presented by the Americana Music Association and the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center.
The ever-growing American Music Association announced today that its annual Nashville festival will feature an outdoor concert on the city’s riverfront on Sept. 20 with the Avett Brothers as headliners
Robert Ellis, Rosanne Cash and Jason Isbell led nominees for the 2014 Americana Music Awards with three nominations each, including artist of the year, the Americana Music Association announced today in Nashville.
Americana Music News — We caught up with Eric Brace at the Americana Music Conference in Nashville and he told us about a new video featuring Tom T. Hall’s “Mad” and a slew of really cool guest stars, including Marty Stuart, Duane Eddy and Mac Wiseman. The video promotes The Comeback Album, the most recent album from Brace and Peter…
Throughout his career, Stills has used his music to encourage us to look at our society and ourselves. His response to the world’s challenges has been reflective, not reflexive.
By Ken Paulson We were pleased to host Billy Bragg at Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Mass Communication on Thursday, Sept. 19. Bragg was in Nashville to perform at the annual Americana Music Festival, and came to MTSU to be a part of the Tom T. Hall Lecture Series. Bragg was also the inaugural speaker in series of programs…