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Americana Honors and Awards to Air on AXS TV Dec 16

Americana Music Festival 2012Nashville, TN -- AXS TV will broadcast the Americana Honors & Awards program, a two-hour special dedicated to celebrating roots music, at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM on Sunday December 16. The program will be rebroadcast later in the evening at 12:20AM ET / 9:20 PM PT.

Americana Music Association Announced New Board of Directors

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announced six incoming directors, who will each serve two year terms, as a result of the annual elections for their Board of Directors and three appointed Directors for one year terms, all to start in January 2013. The results reflect the rising influence and characteristics of the Americana genre itself; Independent, entrepreneurial and progressive. The current composition of the Board features 21 members residing in eight different cities; Austin, Boston, Knoxville, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Toronto, Canada and Washington, DC.

Experience Americanafest 2013 - Registrations Now Available

AmericanaFest 2012Nashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association is excited to announce that registrations for the 2013 Festival & Conference, slated for September 18-22, 2013, are on sale now at the Super Early Bird rates of $250 for members and $350 for non members.

Austin City Limits Presents 2012 Americana Music Festival on PBS

Americana Music Festival 2012Austin, TX -- Austin City Limits (ACL) travels to Nashville for the second consecutive year to capture highlights from performances at the 2012 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards. ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2012 delivers an incredible line-up of artists that celebrates the best of Americana music today. Recorded live September 12th at The Americana Music Association's 11th Annual Americana Honors and Awards ceremony at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the program showcases the genres' established and rising stars. Currently the fastest growing and one of the best selling genres, Americana music honors the roots of American music and has been hailed by The New York Times as “the coolest music scene today."

AmericanaFest Attendance and Registrations Soar to Successful Event

AmericanaFest 2012Nashville, TN -- This year, for the first time, the sold-out Americana Music Honors & Awards program aired live nationally on AXS TV, broadcast via SiriusXM, WSM radio, and streamed by NPR.org. Musical segments of the Americana Honors & Awards show will appear on PBS nationwide during a special presentation: "ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2012" beginning November 10 in the Austin City Limits time slot, and international radio broadcasts via BBC2 and Voice of America will commence next week.

Americana Music Association Inks Multi-Year Television Deal with AXS TV

Americana Music Association & AXS TVNashville, Tenn.) August 27, 2012 – Americana Music Association Executive Director, Jed Hilly, today announced a new partnership with AXS TV which will result in a two-year commitment of the network’s live broadcast of the annual Americana Honors & Awards. Starting with this year’s September 12 event at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, AXS TV will deliver viewers an exclusive experience including live behind-the-scenes coverage of sound checks, red carpet arrivals and interviews with the evening’s special guest artists.Nashville, Tenn.) August 27, 2012 – Americana Music Association Executive Director, Jed Hilly, today announced a new partnership with AXS TV which will result in a two-year commitment of the network’s live broadcast of the annual Americana Honors

Americana Board Announces Changes for Progress

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce significant changes to their business operations. These include: the announcement of their Executive Committee; selection of a new accounting firm; a new leadership ascension plan and changes to bylaws to allow for Board appointments.

Key Industry Leaders To Participate in Americana Music Conference

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- In addition to showcasing iconic and innovative music, the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan (Sept. 12 - 15) provides a forum to advocate for the creative and economic vitality of the Americana music genre. The conference hosts panels featuring industry innovators sharing knowledge on all facets of the evolving music business in an intimate setting.

Ryman Auditorium to Host Amaricana Honors and Awards September 12, 2012

Gillian WelchThe Americana Music Association's marquis event, the Americana Honors and Awards show returns to the historically cool Ryman Auditorium September 12, 2012. It will once again be hosted by the iconic Jim Lauderdale, while the All Star Band will be led by the phenomenal Buddy Miller.

Americana Honors & Awards 2012 Nominees Announced

Gillian WelchLos Angeles, CA -- The Americana Music Association took to the City of Angels to announce the 2012 nominees for the Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan. Music aficionado John C. Reilly announced the nominations at Thursday’s event hosted by Americana ambassador Jim Lauderdale at The Grammy® Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre. Jason Isbell and Gillian Welch lead the nominations.

Americana to Present Big Easy Express at Nashille Film Festival

Big Easy ExpressNashville, TN – March 27, 2012: The Americana Music Association is proud to present the closing night screening of Big Easy Express at the 2012 Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) presented by Nissan, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Regal Green Hills Cinema.

Americana Meet 'n Greet Auction Kicks off with Alison Krauss and Union Station

Alison Krauss & Union StationNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announced today that it will be auctioning off tickets and the opportunity to meet some of the world’s most beloved artists during the Americana Meet 'n Greet Series. Americana Honors recipient and multi Grammy® winner Alison Krauss is the first artist to donate the experience to the Association.

Levon Helm Ramble Returns to the Ryman

Levon Helm, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Miller by Ray KennedyNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announced today that Levon Helm will bring his heralded Ramble on the Road back to the historic Ryman Auditorium on Sunday May 6, 2012. Tickets are priced at $65, $55 and $45 and will go on sale Friday March 9 at 10 AM Central Time available at all Ticketmaster locations, the Ryman Box office and Ryman.com.

2012 Americanafest Early Bird Rates On Sale Now - Rates Expire Jan 31

AmericanaFestRegister now for the 13th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference! Dates are set for September 12th – September 15th 2012 in Nashville, TN. Follow us on twitter or like us on Facebook and be part of what the NY Times calls "the coolest music scene today." Described by Southern Living Magazine as Nashville's "Best Music Festival," the Americana Music Association is offering, for a limited time, a SUPER early bird registration rate, available at $250 for AMA members and $350 for non-members. Offer Expires January 31st!

Americana Announces Top 10 and Top 100 Albums of 2011

Alison Krauss & Union StationNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association has announced its year-end Top 10 & Top 100 Albums of the Year. The Top 100 albums are based on those records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart during the period of November 16, 2010 through November 14, 2011.

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