Winners of 11th Americana Honors & Awards Announced

Last night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the Americana Music Association celebrated its 11th Americana Honors & Awards presented by Nissan. Multiple generations of artists were honored, ranging from legends including Booker T. Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson and Guy Clark, favorites Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and up-and-comers Alabama Shakes, Jason Isbell and The Civil [...] Read More

Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch Lead Americana Honors & Awards Nominees

The Americana Music Association has announced the 2012 nominees for the Americana Honors & Awards. The announcement took place in Los Angeles and featured performances by special guests Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynne and Robert Ellis with the Americana All-Star band. They honored Americana icons Levon Helm, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson with a rendition of [...] Read More

Robert Plant & Buddy Miller Win Big at 2011 AMA Awards

Robert Plant’s Band of Joy picked up album of the year honors, and Buddy Miller earned an Artist of the Year nod, during the Americana Music Association’s 10th Annual Honors and Awards tonight at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The event celebrated a year of the best in roots music. It opened with a moving tribute [...] Read More

Lucinda Williams, Blind Boys of Alabama To Attend the Americana Festival

Lucinda Williams, Peter Rowan, Nanci Griffith, James McMurtry and the Blind Boys of Alabama will attend the Americana Music Association Festival & Conference, to be held in Nashville October 12-15. More than twenty additional artists including Sierra Hull, Will Hoge, Marty Stuart and Matraca Berg are scheduled to appear during the event. The Americana Music [...] Read More

Willie Nelson, Vince Gill on Guy Clark Tribute Album

Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle and Vince Gill are just some of the artists lending their voice on a two-volume Guy Clark tribute album. This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark will be released November 1 in celebration of Guy’s 70th birthday. Guy was born in [...] Read More