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Monroe, McClinton, Presley top AMA list

Monday, July 15, 2013 – Ashley Monroe, Delbert McClinton, the Stone Canyon Rangers, Shooter Jennings and Lisa Marie Presley will be among the artists playing Americana's 14th Annual Festival and Conference in Nashville in September.

The Americana Music Association, which organizes the conference, announced its line-up today. The festival will be held Sept. 18 through 22 with the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors and Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium on the first night.

Full Festival & Conference registrations cost only $350 for members and $450 for non-members. Rates go up July 31.

Performing artists include
Alanna Royale, Amanda Shires, American Aquarium, Amy Speace, Andrew Combs, Andrew Leahey & the Homestead Aoife O'Donovan, Austin Lucas Band of Heathens Bear's Den Ben Miller Band Bhi Bhiman Billy Bragg Black Prairie Bobby Rush Bottle Rockets Brian Wright Chelsea Crowell Claire Lynch Daniel Romano Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien, Dash Rip Rock David Bromberg, Della Mae, Donna the Buffalo, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, DUGAS, Elephant Revival, Farewell Drifters, Field Report and Frank Fairfield.

Other performers are:
Hillbilly Killers, Holly Williams, Houndmouth, Howe Gelb, Howlin' Brothers, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Infamous Stringdusters, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, JD McPherson, Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, Joe Nolan, John Fullbright, Jonny Fritz, Josh Rouse, Joy Kills Sorrow, Judah & the Lion, Justin Townes Earle, Kim Richey, Kruger Brothers, Laura Cantrell, Lera Lynn, Levi Lowrey, Lindi Ortega, Luella & the Sun, Mandolin Orange, Matt Mays, Max Gomez, McCrary Sisters, Melody Pool, Mustered Courage, My Darling Clementine, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Nikki Lane, Noah Gunderson, Nora Jane Struthers, North Mississippi Allstars, NQ Arbuckle, Old Man Luedecke and Over The Rhine.

Parker Millsap, Patrick Sweany, Paul Kelly, Peter Bruntnell, Phil Madeira, Pokey LaFarge, Randall Bramlett, Rayland Baxter, Richard Thompson, Rosanne Cash Rose Cousins, Sam Doores, Riley Downing & the Tumbleweeds, Samantha Crain, Shakey Graves, Shannon McNally, Shel, Sons of Fathers, Spirit Family Reunion, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Steelism, Stewart Mann & the Statesboro Revue, Sturgill Simpson, Susan Cowsill, The Bushwackers, The Del-Lords, The Devil Makes Three, The Greencards, The Lone Bellow, The Lost Brothers, The Stray Birds, The Westbound Rangers, The White Buffalo, Tim Easton, Tommy Malone, Treetop Flyers, Two Man Gentleman Band, Uncle Lucius, Water Liars, Wheeler Brothers, Willie Sugarcaps, Willy Mason and Wood Brothers also will hit the stage.

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