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Robert Earl Keen to Launch New Americana Podcast, “The 51st State”

Robert Earl Keen to Launch New Americana Podcast, “The 51st State”

Over the course of his 30-year career and countless number of performances, singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen has grown accustomed to standing onstage behind the mic. On April 30, Robert Earl will finally get to sit behind the mic as the host of the new project, Americana Podcast: The 51st State. The new podcast is dedicated…MORE

2017 Americana Awards Red Carpet Photo Gallery

2017 Americana Awards Red Carpet Photo Gallery

The 2017 Americana Music Honors & Awards were held last night (Sept. 13) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The ceremony is the centerpiece of Nashville’s Americana Fest (Sept. 12–17), which features almost 300 artists performing at different venues throughout Nashville. Check out photos from the red carpet below.MORE

Americana-rama

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

Who’s New: Margo Price

Who’s New: Margo Price

FAST FACTS Hometown: Aledo, Ill. Current Single: “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle)” Influences: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, Tammy Wynette, Dwight Yoakam, Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn In Brief: Like the title of her brand-new album—Midwest Farmer’s Daughter—suggests, Margo grew up in the tiny Midwestern town of Aledo, Ill., which is also the home of ’90s…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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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen