Tag: “Americana Music Association”

2017 Americana Music Awards nominees announced

The Americana Music Association unveiled its nominees for the 2017 Americana Music Awards in a press event at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  It’s a nice mix of veterans (Rodney Crowell, John Prine), today’s mainstays (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) and emerging artists (Aaron Lee Tasjan, Margo Price and more.)

Americana Music Association’s Top 100 albums

The Americana Music Association just released its list of its 100 top albums, the most-played on Americana music radio stations from Dec. 1, 2015 through Dec. 5, 2016. Each year we always find some overlooked gem. The Avett Brothers top the new list, followed by the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bonnie Raitt and the Lumineers. For full details and other Americana…

Jason Isbell tops Americana Music Awards

By Ken Paulson The annual Americana Music Awards and Honors event is always a special evening and one of the most memorable musical events in a city legendary for them. This year I had the honor of joining Joe Henry in awarding the Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award to Billy Bragg. That’s always an honor, and offers the chance…

Allman, Plant and Jayhawks set for Americana Music Festival

The Jayhawks, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Foster and Lloyd. Justin Townes Earle, North Mississippi Allstars and The Civil Wars are among the first artists announced for the 12th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, scheduled for Oct. 12-15, 2011 in Nashville. It’s always an extraordinary festival, and the Americana Awards show is always a highlight.…

Robert Plant, Elizabeth Cook lead Americana music awards nominations

Robert Plant and Elizabeth Cook led the 2011 Americana Music Association Award nominations with three each. Other nominees, including Mumford and Sons and the Decemberists, illustrate the range of music that comes under the Americana umbrella. The nominations were announced in New York today by Rosanne Cash, following a webcast concert featuring The Civil Wars, Levon Helm, Jim Lauderdale, Cash…

Wilder, Jones and Rotenberry celebrate Americana

The 2011 American Music Association series at the Bluebird kicked off Thursday with sets by the duo of Brad Jones and Hans Rotenberry and Webb Wilder. Jones and Rotenberry’s “Mountain Jack” CD is an eminently entertaining blend of melodic pop and Americana. They played much of the album, plus one song from Rotenberry’s band “The Shazam.” The acoustic renditions were…

Americana at the Bluebird 2011

One of the best musical events in February and March in Nashville in recent years has been the “Live at the Bluebird” series organized by the Americana Music Association. These have been four-show series featuring a tremendous range of talents, including Sam Bush, Rodney Crowell, Will Kimbrough and Foster and Lloyd. This year’s series is being sold as individual shows…