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Americana group holds weekend benefit with Hiatt, Crowell, Griffith

Thursday, January 13, 2011 – The Americana Music Association is going first class with a weekend featuring John Hiatt, Nanci Griffith and Rodney Crowell in late March as a benefit.

The event will be held at the Smoky Mountain luxury property and resort, Blackberry, in Walland, Tenn. from March 25 -27.

"Hearing internationally respected poet-troubadours in such a gorgeous setting will really be a once-in-a-lifetime experience," said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. "We are thrilled to partner with Blackberry Farm and grateful for the support of these amazing artists."

"We are so excited to share these incredible talents with our guests," said Sam Beall, owner of Blackberry Farm, "with a limited number of spots available, guests will have some of the most intimate experiences ever to see these amazing artists up close and personal, and all in the name of helping to preserve and promote one of America's greatest cultural voices...the Americana Music Association."

The event will cost $600 per person or $400 per person for Americana Members. This will be in addition to lodging, which is a minimum of about $475 per night.

For more information, contact Sarah Elder Chabot for more information at 865.380.2626 or sarah@blackberryfarm.com.

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