Each year the highlight of the Americana Music Association’s “Americanafest” is the “Americana Honors and Awards” night.
If you read Part 1, you know that this year, “Americanafest” is going on virtually as “Thriving Roots,” Sept. 16-18. The “Honors and Awards” Ceremony is still currently scheduled to take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sept. 16.
The big question in my mind is: Who will win “Artist of the Year?” There’s some tough competition in this category!
American business has been hit hard during the pandemic. Small businesses have been especially impacted. Small businesses are not just stores, services and restaurants, they are members of their community and are in need of support.
Musical artists are coming together to bring you “Small Business Live,” a one-day musical experience to raise money for the Accion Opportunity Fund. The fund provides grants to at-risk small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19, with a focus on those run by women and people of color.
Miss out on the Top 50 Albums of 2018? See the full countdown below!
Earlier in the year when I endured a battle with cancer, I needed music more than ever before. Whenever things became overwhelming, a song would enter my heart and head and helped me find strength. I am grateful that I am now cancer-free. For those who do suffer still, whatever your circumstance, take solace in these songs. These are five songs that remind me how wonderful life can be, in good times and bad.
Brandi Carlile played a FREE "88 FIVE LIVE" SESSION for some of our members at the iconic Village Recorder in Los Angeles.
John Prine's new album The Tree of Forgiveness comes out this spring.
Looking albums we know are on the way in 2018!