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AirPlay Direct Congratulates the Americana Music Association on PBS Special

AirPlay DirectHosted by Jim Lauderdale, with an all-star house band led by Americana favorite Buddy Miller, the show runs the gamut of Americana music. "There are still opportunities to catch this festival overview on PBS, " encourages Robert Weingartz, Chairman and CEO of AirPlay Direct. "This program contains collaborations that are a must see and it serves as another reminder that this music is impacting all generations around the globe. Our search for the next Americana star is about to close and we hope to see our winner on this program next year."

AmericanaFest Announced 2012 Dates Following Most Successful Event Ever

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association has chosen September 12-15, 2012 for their annual Festival & Conference, which will take place once again in Nashville, Tennessee. The announcement comes on the heels of the not for profit music association's most successful and critically acclaimed event ever. The Americana Honors & Awards show is, according to the Wall Street Journal, "a night in which singers who can sing, players who can play, and writers who can write came together to acknowledge their debt to great, unfettered American music and renew their pledge to take it forward with honesty and integrity."

Alabama's Musical Heritage in the Spotlight at 2011 AmericanaFest

Americana Music AssociationNashville, October 6, 2011 - A slew of events at the 12th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference sponsored by Nissan will showcase the remarkable music radiating from the state of Alabama. Long renowned as a hotbed of talent, the state's glorious musical past ranges from the captivating standard “Stars Fell on Alabama,” to the landmark Muscle Shoals sessions, to modern day melody makers The Civil Wars. The Americana Music Festival and Conference docket includes an exciting evening of music, an all star panel discussion of the Muscle Shoals sound, and a Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to Fame Studios producer Rick Hall.

AmericanaFest Gearing up for Citywide Celebration

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- Call it a Music City Roots Revival, as The Americana Music Association spreads its musical message throughout Nashville with cool open to the public special events during the 12th annual Festival and Conference presented by Nissan. For conference attendees it's icing on the cake, and for those new to the Americana scene it's the perfect way to dip your toes in the genre's water and discover why Southern Living calls this "..the Best Music Festival in Nashville."

Neil Portnow to Keynote Americana Festival and Conference

Neil PortnowNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association is pleased to announce the first group of industry participants for the 12th annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, presented by Nissan, October 12-15, in Nashville, Tennessee. Focusing on all facets of the evolving business of music - from high tech to grassroots - attendees will get a chance to listen, learn and engage with trend-setters and trailblazers.


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