Americana Honors & Awards 2013 Nominees Announced

The Americana Music Association has announced the nominees for the 2013 Honors & Awards. Winners will be revealed live at the annual Americana Honors and Awards on September 18 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The show will air live on AXS TV. Shovels & Rope is the most nominated artist with four nods, [...] Read More

Steve Earle, Lee Ann Womack & More Featured on Let Us In Americana

Reviver Records will release Let Us In Americana, the second album from its Let Us In series, on June 25. The album follows 2011’s Let Us In Nashville and features Steve Earle, The Wood Brothers, Buddy Miller, Lee Ann Womack, Will Hoge and more performing songs written by Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Each [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Pistol Annies’ Annie Up

When the all-girl trio Pistol Annies– made up of Miranda Lambert (aka “Lone Star Annie”), Ashley Monroe (“Hippie Annie”) and Angaleena Presley (“Holler Annie”) – released their gritty 2011 debut, Hell On Heels, the collaboration was initially thought of more as a side project. Yet, given the girls’ uncanny chemistry and gift for captivating realism, [...] Read More

New Artist Spotlight: Kacey Musgraves

By Bob Doerschuk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. One strength of country music is its ability to mirror real life. Rarer is the artist whose stories come to us not washed in neon but raised from a deeper, dreamier place. Kacey Musgraves is one such anomaly. Born in [...] Read More

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale No. 1 on Americana Radio Chart

Buddy and Jim, the new duets album from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, is No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart this week. In support of the album, the pair will tour together as a duo for the first time. Singer-songwriter Max Gomez will join them as a special guest. “Stylistically I think we both [...] Read More