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Americana Music Association Announces Performers and Presenters
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The Americana Music Association revealed an initial presenter and performer lineup for its 13th annual Honors & Awards show today.

In addition to previously announced performances by Loretta Lynn, Flaco Jimenez, Taj Mahal and Jackson Browne, the tastemaker event will feature Buddy Miller, Cassandra Wilson, Flaco Jimenez, Hard Working Americans, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jason Read more…

Ricky Skaggs And Sharon White To Release Album
Ricky Skaggs And Sharon White

On August 4, country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White (of country music’s The Whites) celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. Over the course of more than three decades of marriage, Skaggs and White have savored every moment of their lifelong commitment to one another. With both of their respected careers cemented into the Read more…

Americanafest Adds More Than 20 Artists To A Long List Of Talent
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The Americana Music Association has added more than 20 artists to its already acclaimed list confirmed for Americanafest 2014. Additionally, the Association has announced new pricing tiers to expand audience access to the 175+ showcases. Festival Schedule Now Posted HERE. Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone Read more…

Boxcars Lead Nominations For 2014 Bluegrass Awards
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The Boxcars

Nominees for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced yesterday at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee, with The Boxcars leading the pack with ten nominations for the band and their individual members. They’re followed by Blue Highway with nine nominations, and The Del McCoury Band with six nominations.

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Bluegrass Legends Team Up Once Again
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Banjo-Master J.D. Crowe, multi-award winning trailblazer Doyle Lawson, and Bluegrass Gospel legend Paul Williams have joined forces for a second time to produce and deliver their latest collaboration, Standing Tall and Tough (8/19/14 Mountain Home Music).

Capturing the traditional drive, emotion and feel of 1950′s and 60′s Bluegrass, the trio presents songs that they themselves helped Read more…

The Amazing Story of “Sing Me A Story”
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Austin and Sara Atteberry

When you meet someone in Nashville the chances are very high that they moved here to pursue a singing or a songwriting career. Many stay on that path, but many find themselves in that music business periphery that’s not quite what they set out to do. And in that periphery, sometimes Read more…

Time For American Idol Auditions Nashville
American Idol

Ok Nashville it’s time to get ready to audition for American Idol. This year, Idol introduces its TRUE BELIEVER program! This shows that it really pays to believe! Sometimes a talented singer just needs the push of encouragement to help them achieve their dreams! American Idol will give the opportunity for each contestant to designate Read more…

12th & Porter Announces Music City Breakthrough Contest
12th and Porter

Nashville venue 12th & Porter announced today the launch of the Music City Breakthrough contest as part of their ongoing commitment to music and the development of new artists. 12th & Porter and a multitude of music industry partners including Blackbird Studio, Viacom (CMT and MTV), Lightning 100 and others have joined forces to create Read more…

Bluegrass Legend Jesse McReynolds Celebrates 85
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“I’m here as a friend and a fan,” Grand Ole Opry star Jan Howard declared to a crowd of Jesse McReynolds’ closest friends and family on July 13th, 2014, in Gallatin, Tennessee. It was a lively gathering on a sunny Sunday at Jesse’s farm, the Pick Inn, to celebrate his 85th birthday and there Read more…

CMA Music Festival Brought A Record-Setting $39.3 Million To Nashville
CMA Music Fest

The 2014 CMA Music Festival contributed a record-setting $39.3 million in direct visitor spending to the local community according to numbers released by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. (NCVC).

“As Nashville’s largest event, CMA Music Festival continues to offer new experiences and keep our visitors coming year after year,” said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. “The Read more…