I have mixed feelings and multiple sentiments on the Americana label ( as millions of other people do) and although I find the giant abyss that bands and artists fall into here, I DO enjoy most of what is being passed off as this “genre” or whatever you want to call it.

I honestly DO enjoy a LOT of the bands this festival and scene portrays. I will continue to support them in every fashion I can, in print, and financially. I order merchandise weekly, and keep up with over 5,000 bands and 200 festivals to keep YOU my reader updated with ALL NEWS.

I promised Mr. Tyler Childers at Kickin In the Creek in East Kentucky, that I would not publicly elaborate on his little witty jab during the event itself, and I’m sure by now every other media outlet in existence has reported on what transpired…I don’t feel the need to.

However from a music fan’s point of view, I truly anticipate some damn fine performances during this broadcast. In addition, I feel a massive amount of new audiences will be brought forth to witness the music of many of the bands I hold dear on this website.

Watch This Year’s Americana Honors & Awards
Tune in to Americana music’s biggest night
Dec. 6 at 9|8c on


Missed your chance to attend this year’s Americana Honors & Awards or want to relive the moments when your favorites took the stage?

We’ve partnered with our friends at CMT to bring you “2018 AMERICANAFEST┬«,” a 90-minute special of the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards.

This unique music special is a must-see for fans featuring show-stopping performances by Brandi Carlile, Rosanne Cash, Tyler Childers, Fantastic Negrito, Buddy Guy, I’m With Her, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, k.d. lang, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Margo Price, John Prine, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Irma Thomas!

You’ll also get to see exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews from additional members of the community including Courtney Marie Andrews, Mary Gauthier, The Milk Carton Kids and more.

Gather your family and friends this holiday season and tune in to the premiere of “2018 AMERICANAFEST” on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 9|8c on CMT.


"2018 AMERICANAFEST®" | Thursday, Dec. 6 | 9/8c on CMT
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