It sure is an exciting place to be right now in the music community. I have an entire summer of festivals going on, albums dropping at immeasurable rates, and so much more! I have been relentlessly busy here writing articles about things going on in the music world all over my area. We are currently all over the map in the music world, and this will be one of my many ongoing articles.

I usually add news to every one of my ongoing articles once a week, mostly mid weekly updates. This article is usually a large undertaking because there is so much involved with everything going on around Nashville at that time. So much merch to buy this week, and so many new bands to delve into and learn about.

Here Are Our 2023 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees
What a group! We’re proud to present these much-deserved nominations for our 22nd Annual Americana Honors & Awards. Is your favorite artist nominated this year? Check it out below!And the nominees are …
Album of the Year:

“Big Time,” Angel Olsen; Produced by Angel Olsen and Jonathan Wilson

“Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven?,” Tyler Childers; Produced by Tyler Childers

“El Bueno y el Malo,” Hermanos Gutiérrez; Produced by Dan Auerbach

“The Man from Waco,” Charley Crockett; Produced by Bruce Robison

“Strays,” Margo Price; Produced by Margo Price and Jonathan Wilson
Artist of the Year:

Charley Crockett

Sierra Ferrell

Margo Price

Allison Russell

Billy Strings
Duo/Group of the Year:

49 Winchester


Nickel Creek


The War and Treaty
Emerging Act of the Year:Adeem the ArtistS.G. GoodmanWilliam PrinceThee Sacred SoulsSunny War
Instrumentalist of the Year:

Isa Burke

Allison de Groot

Jeff Picker

SistaStrings (Chauntee and Monique Ross)

Kyle Tuttle
Song of the Year:“Change of Heart,” Margo Price; Written by Jeremy Ivey, Margo Price“I’m Just a Clown,” Charley Crockett; Written by Charley Crockett“Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt; Written by Bonnie Raitt“Something in the Orange,” Zach Bryan; Written by Zach Bryan“You’re Not Alone,” Allison Russell featuring Brandi Carlile; Written by Allison Russell
Congratulations to all! Find out who will win at the 22nd Annual Americana Honors & Awards on Sept. 20 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Tickets are now on sale to AMERICANAFEST Conference Registrants, and Americana Music Association members will receive access on June 22. Learn more about awards show tickets here.

Want to attend Americana music’s biggest night?
Check out how you can get first dibs on tickets to our Honors & Awards!

Come celebrate the best + brightest musicians in our community. Featuring one-of-a-kind performances you won’t find anywhere else, our Americana Honors & Awards on September 20 promises to once again bring together the next generation of roots trailblazers with today’s game-changing mainstays and legends you love.

Held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during AMERICANAFEST week, we’ll be honoring distinguished artists in our community with member-voted awards and Lifetime Achievement honors. You in? Here’s how you can score the best seats in the house!

How to attend
We’re giving AMERICANAFEST Conference Passholders early access to buy their tickets on May 4. Buy your conference pass before Noon CDT on May 3 for the first opportunity to grab your tickets.

Americana Music Association Members will have access to buy their tickets before the general public at a later date to be announced.

Don’t wait. The earlier you buy your tickets, the better chance you’ll have at selecting the best seats for this special evening.

Buy Your Conference Pass for Early Ticket Access
Buy Your Pass
Only interested in the music? Our Festival Pass was created for those who want to discover their next favorite artist. Whether you prefer a lively show at a dive bar or a captivating performance by a singer-songwriter at an urban winery, it’s a music lover’s dream come true with over 150 showcases to choose from. Right now, Festival Passes are available for just $125 here.*

Full List of Showcasing Artists Confirmed for AMERICANAFEST 2023:
* = New artists announced in the third round

Abby Hamilton*
Abby Posner
Abe Partridge*
Adeem the Artist
Alex Hall*
Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves*
Amelia White + The Blue Souvenirs*
Amythyst Kiah
The Arcadian Wild
Ashley Ray*
Autumn Nicholas
The Band of Heathens
Bella White
Benjamin Dakota Rogers
Beth Bombara*
Billy Allen & The Pollies*
Blue Water Highway
Bobby Rush
Boo Ray and His Shod-Hot Band*
Brennen Leigh*
Brit Taylor*
Brother Bird*
Caitlin Canty
Caleb Caudle*
Caleb Elliott*
Cat Clyde*
Chance Emerson*
Channing Wilson
Charlie Treat*
Chatham Rabbits
Christian Lopez
Chuck Mead
Colby Acuff
Cole Chaney*
Cory Branan
Cruz Contreras*
Dale Watson*
Dallas Burrow
Dan Tyminski Band
Darling West
David Nance & Mowed Sound*
David Wax Museum*
Dawn Landes
Dean Johnson*
Della Mae*
Dom Flemons
Dori Freeman*
Duquette Johnston*
Dylan Earl*
Eddie 9V*
Eilen Jewell*
Elles Bailey
Emily Nenni
Eric Bolander*
Esther Rose
Ever More Nest*
Fantastic Cat
Gabe Lee*
Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane 
Grace Morrison*
The Grahams
Greenwood Rye*
Gretta Ziller*
The Hanging Stars
The HawtThorns*
Heather Mae*
Ira Wolf*
J.R. Carroll
Jack Botts
Jaimee Harris
Jake Kohn
Jason Carter*
Jason Hawk Harris*
Jeff Plankenhorn*
Jeffrey Martin*
Jenny Owen Youngs*
Jeremy Pinnell
Jess Williamson
Jesse Dayton*
Jessye DeSilva
Jill Andrews*
Jobi Riccio*
John Paul White*
Jon Muq
Joshua Quimby*
Joy Clark*
JP Harris’ Dreadful Wind and Rain
Julie Williams
Kaitlin Butts*
Kassi Valazza
Kevin Daniel & The Bottom Line*
Korby Lenker*
Kyle Tuttle 
Laura Cantrell
Leon Majcen*
Leon Timbo
Lindsay Lou*
The Lil Smokies
Liv Greene
Liz Brasher*
Logan Halstead*
Lola Kirke
Madeline Hawthorne*
Maggie Rose*
Marc Scibilia*
Mariel Buckley*
Mary Bragg*
Mary Gauthier
Matt Koziol*
Maya de Vitry*
The McCrary Sisters*
Mia Borders*
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Mick Flannery
Mighty Poplar
Mike Stinson & Johnny Irion*
Mikey Ferrari*
Minor Gold*
Mya Byrne
Nat Myers 
Nick Shoulders
Nigel Wearne
Noah Guthrie* 
Nolan Taylor
Odie Leigh
Ole Kirkeng
The Panhandlers
Parker Millsap
Peter One*
Philip Bowen
Philip-Michael Scales
The Pink Stones*
The Prescriptions*
Robbie Fulks
Robert Ellis
Roger Harvey
Ruen Brothers*
Sam Johnston*
Sam Nelson of X Ambassadors
Sarah Jarosz
Sean Della Croce*
The Secret Sisters*
The Sensational Barnes Brothers
The Shindellas*
The Shootouts
Shovels & Rope
Simeon Hammond Dallas*
Sons of the East
Sons of Town Hall*
Sophie Gault*
Steep Canyon Rangers
Striking Matches*
Summer Dean 
Sunny War
Suzy Bogguss*
Tanner Usrey
Taylor McCall*
Teddy Thompson* 
Them Dirty Roses*
Theo Kandel*
Thunderstorm Artis
Time Sawyer*
Tommy Prine*
Trapper Schoepp*
The Two Tracks*
Tyler Ramsey*
The Wandering Hearts
The Watson Twins
West Texas Exiles*
The Wheelhouse Rousters*
Wild Ponies*
Willi Carlisle
William Fitzsimmons
William Matheny*
William Prince
William Tyler & The Impossible Truth*
Wyatt Edmondson*
Wyatt Flores
Yasmin Williams

To see the full lineup of showcasing acts for AMERICANAFEST 2023, click here.

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