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Louvin, Carll, Exene, Malo top AMA performers

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 – Hayes Carll, Exene Cervenka, Charlie Louvin and Raul Malo are among the first artists selected to perform at the Americana Music Association's upcoming 2010 Americana Music Festival, slated for Wednesday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept.11. The event will feature nearly 100 different musical performances at 5 of Nashville's live music venues.

Showcase artists confirmed so far include: 18 South, Black Lillies, Cadillac Sky, Peter Case, Chapmans, Cherryholmes, Elizabeth Cook, Susan Cowsill, Kevin Gordon, Will Kimbrough, Randy Kohrs Band, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, Chuck Mead, Micky and the Motorcars, Over the Rhine, Dex Romweber Duo, Stone River Boys and Abigail Washburn.

The nighttime festival is open to the general public. For only $50, the wristbands may be purchased now via americanamusic.org, or by calling the AMA office (615.386.6936). Wristbands are good for admission to all venues during the four-day event.

Music industry professionals and those interested in the business of music can purchase Full Day Festival and Conference Registrations at the reduced rate of $300 for Americana Music Association members and $400 for non-members through Wednesday, June 30. Rates will go up on July 1.

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