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  • 2018 Americana Honors & Awards: Jason Isbell is the top winner

    2018 Americana Honors & Awards: Jason Isbell is the top winner

    With three prizes, Jason Isbell was the top winner at the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards, which took place Sept. 12 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Isbell and his band The 400 Unit received the awards for Album of the Year (for The Nashville Sound) and Duo/Group of the Year, while Isbell took...
  • Isbell, Price, and Carlile lead 2018 Americana Music Award nominations

    Isbell, Price, and Carlile lead 2018 Americana Music Award nominations

    The Americana Music Association, in a ceremony held May 15 at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and hosted by The Milk Carton Kids, announced the nominees for the six Americana Music Awards. The list of nominees includes some of Americana's biggest names as well as their brightest young talent...
  • Review: Margo Price takes inspiration from troubled times on 'All American Made'

    Review: Margo Price takes inspiration from troubled times on 'All American Made'

    Throughout America's history, some of the best music has been born out of troubled times. So it's no surprise that 2017, with its constant drumbeat of international and domestic strife, has been a banner year for Americana. With her new album, All American Made, Margo Price adds another outstanding...
  • John Prine and Iris Dement perform at the 2017 Americana Music Awards

    Prine, Crowell, and Simpson lead wide open Americana Music Awards

    Going into the 2017 Americana Music Awards, it was handicapped as the most wide open competition in years. The results of the night bore that out as, at the end of the night, the six awards went to six different artists with no repeats as John Prine, Rodney Crowell, and Sturgill Simpson took home...
  • Interview: Jim Lauderdale on Americanafest and his Beatles influenced new album

    Interview: Jim Lauderdale on Americanafest and his Beatles influenced new album

    When the Americana Music Festival hits Nashville Sept. 12-17, Jim Lauderdale will become one of the most recognized faces in Music City. Not only is Lauderdale the long-running host of the Americana Music Awards, but he's the primary brand ambassador. More importantly to fans, he's an artist whose...
  • Five must-see legends at the 2017 Americana Music Festival

    Five must-see legends at the 2017 Americana Music Festival

    With over 200 artists scheduled to perform, veteran attendees and newcomers alike will have a hard time trying to pick out who to see during the six days of the 2017 Americana Music Festival and Conference. One strategy taken by some attendees is to see as many legendary performers as possible...
  • 2017 Americana Lifetime Achievement honorees include Nash, Morrison, Cray, and Dement

    2017 Americana Lifetime Achievement honorees include Nash, Morrison, Cray, and Dement

    Just a month after announcing a slate of award nominees that includes Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, and Lori McKenna, the Americana Music Association unveiled its list of Lifetime Achievement Honorees on June 22. The list of artists joining the previously announced Van Morrison to be honored at the...
  • Sturgill Simpson leads 2017 Americana Music Award nominees

    Sturgill Simpson leads 2017 Americana Music Award nominees

    In a ceremony held at the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 9, the 2017 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards nominees were announced. Heading up the list of nominees is Americana superstar Sturgill Simpson, who garnered three nominations for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for 2016's...
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