Americana Music Association Announces 1st Round of Performers for the 14th Annual Americana Music Festival

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(Nashville, Tenn.) June 11, 2013 – The Americana Music Association unveils its first round of artists to perform during the 14th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, Sept. 18 – 22, 2013.  The early lineup features icons, innovators and up-and-comers and underscores Americana’s perennially formative place in the world’s musical landscape.

The genre, called ‘the coolest music scene today’ by the NY Times, continues to grow deeper grassroots while gaining industry recognition as demonstrated by the Grammy’s® recent addition of ‘Best American Roots Song’ in the American Roots Music Field — the only category added this year.

Showcase artists confirmed to perform include:

Black Prairie
Billy Bragg
Rosanne Cash
The Del-Lords
The Devil Makes Three
Sam Doores, Riley Downing & the Tumbleweeds
Frank Fairfield
Field Report
John Fullbright
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Infamous Stringdusters
Kruger Brothers
Pokey LaFarge
Nikki Lane
The Lone Bellow
Luella & the Sun
JD McPherson
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Aoife O’Donovan
Old Man Luedecke
Lindi Ortega
Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien
Shakey Graves
Sturgill Simpson
Sons of Fathers
Spirit Family Reunion
Steelism
The Stray Birds
Richard Thompson
Holly Williams
The White Buffalo
The Wood Brothers

Check out the AmericanaFest 2013 Playlist on Spotify by clicking HERE.

The Americana Music Festival & Conference is open to the general public and music industry professionals.  Festival and Conference Registrations are now available at the reduced rate of $350 for Americana Music Association members and $450 for non-members. Registrants receive entrance to all sanctioned daytime conference music, panels and parties, plus priority access to all evening showcase performances and a ticket to the critically acclaimed 12th annual Americana Honors & Awards Wednesday, September 18 at the Ryman Auditorium. Registrants may purchase an additional ticket to the Honors & Awards show and a Music Festival wristband for their accompanying guests by calling the Americana Music Association office at (615) 386-6936.

About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional non-profit trade organization whose mission isto advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world.  The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, Presented by Nissan, which will take place September 18-22, 2013 in Nashville, TN.

Find out more about the Americana Music Association at www.americanamusic.org