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Published: 7/20/2009

Americana Music Festival & Conference  is September 16-19, 2009
Nashville, TN

Register atww.americanamusic.org/">www.americanamusic.org

The Renaissance Nashville serves as our official hotel. Major sponsors include, First Amendment Center, The Gibson Foundation and SESAC. 

To reserve a room, please click here call 800.327.6618 or 615.255.8400. Please make sure to mention that you are with the AMERICANA MUSIC group.

About the Americana Music Festival & Conference

Slated for Wednesday, September 16 through Saturday, September 19, the 10th Annual Americana Festival and Conference will offer daily seminars, panels and networking opportunities at the Nashville Convention Center. The event’s climax will be the 8th Annual Americana Honors and Awards ceremony, slated for Thursday, September 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Each evening brings more than 80 stacked Americana showcases to key venues throughout Nashville. Last year, approximately 1,000 industry professionals attended the conference, while more than 12,000 fans enjoyed the festival's musical events.

Americana Honors & Awards 

Each year we honor distinguished members of the music community with six member voted annual awards and with Lifetime Achievement Awards.  The Honors & Awards are attended by 2000+ artists, music loving fans and entertainment industry executives in one of America’s musical shrines, the historic Ryman Auditorium.  The event has been broadcast internationally via Sirius/XM Radio, BBC2, and Voice of America.  The Honors & Awards have featured many amazing moments over the years including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash’s last live performance together, as well as show-stopping appearances by Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash, Solomon Burke, Old Crow Medicine Show, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, the Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Justin Townes Earle, Levon Helm, and so many more.  Hosted by Jim Lauderdale along with Buddy Miller and his all-star band, the event has earned a reputation for the coolest and best live music awards show around.

About the Americana Music Association

The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the advocacy of Americana music and to promote public awareness of the genre to support the creative and economic viability of professionals in this field. Dedicated to building and promoting the Americana genre and the individuals who participate in that industry, the Americana Music Association works closely with artists, labels, radio stations, retailers, print media, festivals, agents, publishers and more to help organize and build the infrastructure necessary for the Americana genre to achieve success both creatively and financially.