Americana Conference Update
August 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM (PT)
The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’s 14th Annual AMERICANA FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE in NASHVILLE is quickly approaching -- SEPTEMBER 18th-22nd.
STEPHEN STILLS, KEN BURNS, DR. JOHN, 2013 nominees EMMYLOU HARRIS and RODNEY CROWELL, plus multi-nominee duo SHOVELS AND ROPE, make up the first wave of performers and presenters set for the HONORS & AWARDS SHOW, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th at the famed RYMAN AUDITORIUM. The AMA has also announced the nominees for its 2013 HONORS & AWARDS show.
The AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS SHOW kicks off five days of the most comprehensive music business conference and festival for this genre of music. This year’s educational track welcomes RIAA chairman CARY SHERMAN as keynote speaker, and features DAVID LOWERY (CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN, CRACKER) offering insights from the artist’s perspective on timely legislative issues debated today and hosts the American Bar Association’s Symposium on Entertainment.
The Conference, headquartered out of the SHERATON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN, will also feature artist interviews with BILLY BRAGG (led by ROB REINHART of “Acoustic Café”), ROSANNE CASH (conversing with BOB HARRIS of the BBC), DR. JOHN (with NICK SPITZER of NPR’s “American Routes”) and DELBERT MCCLINTON and GLEN CLARK (conducted by JIM FUSILLI of the WALL STREET JOURNAL).
There will also be a lineup of showcasing artists more than 120 strong around NASHVILLE -- featuring notables such as ASHLEY MONROE, ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, HOUNDMOUTH, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, STEEP CANYON RANGERS, JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, BOBBY RUSH and JD MCPHERSON.
Further, SEAN COAKLEY and LESLIE ROUFFE from SONGLINES will again host the annual MUSIC MEETING taking place THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th at 3-5p. They’re looking for the best new music to showcase for radio, satellite, internet programmers and music bloggers.
If you have great new music that has not yet been sent to radio (and won’t be before mid-SEPTEMBER), please send it for consideration. SONGLINE’s prefers digital but will accept physical. Cutoff date for submissions is SEPTEMBER 13th.