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

GAC Album Review: Courtney Jaye’s Love and Forgiveness

Nashville based singer/songwriter Courtney Jaye’s third full-length album, Love and Forgiveness, wraps bruised experience in an optimistic sheen for a message that new beginnings are always possible. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Mike Wrucke (Miranda Lambert, David Nail), Love and Forgiveness recalls the laid-back pop vibe of 1970s California country heard in artists like [...] Read More

Willie Nelson & Sheryl Crow Added to Johnny Cash Tribute Concert

Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow have been added to the lineup of artists who will perform at We Walk The line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash concert on April 20 in Austin, Texas. The concert will take place at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theatre and pay tribute to Johnny [...] Read More

Ryan Bingham Wins Two Americana Awards

Film makers want very much for the general public to buy in to the magic of movies. You can count Ryan Bingham among those who believe in celluloid’s power. After sharing a Golden Globe and an Oscar Award for Best Song with T Bone Burnett for writing the “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart),” Ryan took home two trophies — Song and Artist of the Year — Thursday during the ninth annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards in Nashville. The Americana nods only add to the lists in which Ryan finds himself. The Song of the Year Oscar put him in the company of such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Henry Mancini and Irving Berlin — all of whom have won the Film Academy’s Best Song prize at least once. Ryan’s new album, Junky Star, made its chart debut this week, landing at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums list. And the Americana Artist of the Year trophy put him on yet another list among such previous winners as Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Neil Young and Jim Lauderdale, who hosted Thursday’s show. Read More