Allman, Plant, Jayhawks set to hit AMA fest
Thursday, July 14, 2011
– Gregg Allman, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Justin Townes Earle, The Jayhawks, North Mississippi Allstars, Foster and Lloyd and The Civil Wars are confirmed to attend the 12th Annual Americana Music Festival in October in Nashville.
The genre will be on display as 100-plus acts play 5 of Nashville's venues during the Festival's nighttime showcases. The AMA conference is Oct. 12-15.
July 31 is the final day to register for the festival and conference under the current early bird rate, with priority honors and awards show seating going to those who register before the Aug. 1 rate increase. Americana Music Association members receive a discounted rate over non-members. Tickets to the honors and awards show go on sale July 29 to the general public.
Full Festival and Conference registrants receive entrance to all sanctioned daytime conference music, panels and parties, plus priority access to all evening showcase performances, and a ticket to the awards show on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Ryman Auditorium.
More news for Americana Music Association
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Church grows with time
It's heartening to see the continual rise of Eric Church's career, as he is one of the best songwriters in contemporary mainstream country music. Church mentioned from the stage how he performed for - in his estimation - only six loyal fans at The Whiskey for his first tour trip through Las Angeles a decade ago. His headlining stop last time... »»»
Concert Review: Brooks fires it up
Garth Brooks may have stood outside of country music by and large for 17 years, but he is jumping back in with both feet and more.
Brooks released "Man Against Machine" in November, his first disc of original music in 13 years. Last fall, he launched a world tour, which is rolling out with multiple dates in multiple cities, sometimes... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Garth Brooks was country radio for years. But a lot has changed since Brooks went silent in 2001. Country has shifted even further away from its roots with rock and hip hop part of the landscape. As for Brooks, he retired to spend time raising his three daughters, far away from the bright Nashville lights in Oklahoma. Yes, he did a residency in Las Vegas, but he went 12 years in between new material before releasing "Man Against Machine" in November.
Surely there is some irony in the title of Jim Ed Brown's new album - "In Style Again." At least it's a little ironic for his fans, for as far as they're concerned neither Brown nor his music have been out of style. His strong, mellow voice flows like liquid gold over and around any song he chooses to sing.... »»»