Americana Music Association

  1. Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Announced, to Air Sep. 18 on AXS TV

    May 14, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, S.C., duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, received four nominations from the Americana Music Association at a Grammy Museum ceremony Tuesday that included performances from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdal ...

  2. Backbeat: Americana Music Award Noms With John C. Reilly, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynn

    June 01, 2012 12:52 PM EDT (L-R): Amy Reitnouer, Editor in Chief, The Bluegrass Situation; Jed Hilly, AMA Executive Director; and Michelle Aquilato, marketing director, AMA, pose at the Americana Music Association's Awards nomination event. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) John ...

  3. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  4. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  5. Backbeat: Buzz Abounds @ Americana Music Fest's Thirty Tigers/Summertyne Party in Nashville

    October 19, 2011 1:44 PM EDT Born This Way: From left: Andy Rubin of 31 Tigers Records and David Macias, Thirty Tigers co-founder. (Photo by Glenn Peoples) Industry professionals from two continents stopped by the Thirty Tigers/Summertyne party at the Hard Rock Café on the cl ...

  6. Earle Postpones Tour, Enters Rehab After Arrest

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Townes Earle says he is suspending his tour and is entering a rehabilitation facility. Earle's publicist confirmed the statement on the singer's website Thursday (Sept. 23). The move comes after the 2009 Americana Music Associatio ...

  7. BACKBEAT: Ryan Bingham, Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Jack White and Wanda Jackson At The Americana Music Awards

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ninth annual Americana Music Awards took place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 9 and celebrated a year’s worth of great American roots music. The highlights from the evening included the theme from film Crazy Heart earni ...

  8. Americana Awards Celebrate Legacy Of Wanda Jackson

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wanda Jackson had no idea the influence she would have on future rock 'n' roll women when she carved a sharp, distinctive line across the heartwood of the new genre back in the 1950s and '60s. The rockabilly queen with the knockout ...

  9. Briefs: CTS Eventim, eMusic, MySpace

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- CTS Eventim AG , the largest ticketing company in Europe, is planning to expand in Europe this year and intends to grow beyond Europe in five years. CTS handles Live Nation's ticket sales in Europe. ( Ticket News ) -- According to a Ruder ...

  10. Griffin, Avett Brothers Tops At Americana Awards

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Patty Griffin and the Avett Brothers were the top winners at the Americana Music Association's sixth annual Honors and Awards, held Nov. 1 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Griffin took home honors in artist of the year and the a ...

  11. Williams, Griffin, Avett Brothers Lead AMA Noms

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin and the Avett Brothers lead the way with three nominations each for the Americana Music Association's 2007 Honors and Awards, which will be held November 1 in Nashville. The nominations were announced June 17 b ...

  12. Hilly Joines Americana

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music veteran Jed Hilly will join the Americana Music Association as its executive director on March 1. He replaces Jeff Green, who exited last year. "We pursued Jed for this position because we know that he gets it," AMA president Tamar ...

  13. AMA Taps Green As Executive Director

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Longtime music, radio and trade association executive Jeff Green has been appointed executive director for the Americana Music Association, effective Oct. 15. Green succeeds founding AMA Executive Dir Longtime music, radio and trade association ex ...