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11 Must-See Acts at This Year’s Americana Music Festival

11 Must-See Acts at This Year’s Americana Music Festival

The 17th annual Americana Music Festival invades Nashville for six days and nights next week (Sept. 20–25). With more than 200 acts hitting 14 stages around town, Music City becomes Roots Music City for the week. While it’s impossible to see every show (you’d need the ability to time-warp), NCD has you covered with the…MORE

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Americana-rama

The Americana Music Association announced its final round of artists performing during the 17th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville from Sept. 20–25. The lineup now includes Dwight Yoakam, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rodney Crowell, Sam Outlaw, Town Mountain, William Clark Green, Wynonna, Jim Lauderdale and many, many more. Tickets are on sale now.MORE

George Strait to Honor Jim Lauderdale at This Year’s Americana Awards

George Strait to Honor Jim Lauderdale at This Year’s Americana Awards

Jim Lauderdale is getting a big honor this year . . . and it’s not because of his magnificent hair. The Americana Honors and Awards Show will be honoring Jim with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s show on Sept. 21 at the Ryman Auditorium—and none other than George Strait will be presenting the…MORE

2015 Americana Honors & Awards Winners

2015 Americana Honors & Awards Winners

The 14th annual Americana Honors and Awards were held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last night (Sept. 16) to celebrate the year’s best and brightest in roots music and its many related, eclectic offshoots. Hosted as usual by Jim Lauderdale, the event featured music by the Buddy Miller-led house band and performances from Lee Ann Womack, Don…MORE

Navigating the 2015 Americana Music Festival: NCW’s Picks

Navigating the 2015 Americana Music Festival: NCW’s Picks

With more than 150 acts rolling into Nashville for the 14th annual Americana Music Festival Sept. 15–20, Music City becomes Roots Music City for the week. While there are plenty of “don’t miss” performances, such as: The Mavericks Thurs., Sept. 17, Music City Roots, 7 p.m. Ry Cooder, Sharon White, Ricky Skaggs Thurs., Sept. 17, 3rd & Lindsley,…MORE

Navigating the 2014 Americana Music Festival: CW’s Picks

Navigating the 2014 Americana Music Festival: CW’s Picks

Four nights, nine music venues, 165 live performances—the Americana Music Fest invades downtown Nashville on Sept. 17 for a smorgasbord of sound that’s unmatched in roots music. It officially gets underway with the 2014 Americana Honors & Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Ryman Auditorium with Jason Isbell, Rosanne Cash and Robert Ellis leading nominations…MORE

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson