Americana Music Association

Americana Honors & Awards 2013 Celebrates Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Dwight Yoakam, Shovels & Rope

September 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Last night, the Americana Music Association handed out its annual Honors & Awards. As expected, some of the biggest prizes went to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, who joined forces on their Old Yellow Moon album. Dwight Yoakam was crowned Artist of the Year, while new duo Shovels & Rope […]

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Dualtone Music Group

Live Review: Shovels & Rope – 1884 Lounge – Memphis, TN

August 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst aren’t your typical married couple. They spend their days traveling from city to city. They spend their evenings playing at music venues ranging from large outdoor festivals to tiny dive bars. They call themselves Shovels & Rope. An amalgamation of country, bluegrass, and rock […]

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Kris Kristofferson Joins Television Series, Troubadour, TX for One-Hour Special

July 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Precious few singer-songwriters can point to careers which rightfully earned them the label of ‘troubadour,’ but among them is Kris Kristofferson. Now, the legendary singer, songwriter and actor will join television series, Troubadour, TX for it’s third season, which begins airing in late September. More details are in the press […]

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Lindi Ortega on stage at The High Watt in Nashville, TN on February 7, 2013.
(Photo: Liv Carter/UCN)

Lindi Ortega Kicks Off 2013 Summer Tour on June 30

June 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega kicks off her summer run of tour dates this Sunday, June 30, in Dallas, TX. She will bring her highly entertaining show blending old school country, folk, Americana, and a little bit of rock to stages across North America before heading back overseas to Scandinavia. Here’s a […]

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Northwind Records

New Music Video: ‘Save the Whales’ – Mike Aiken

June 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Not only an accomplished Americana singer-songwriter but also a dedicated supporter of environmental issues, Mike Aiken has released a powerful video for the Country Joe McDonald classic, ‘Save the Whales.’ The video blends compelling vintage film clips and photos with more modern images to call attention to the serious threat […]

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Northwind Records

Out Today: Captains & Cowboys – Mike Aiken

April 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Singer-songwriter Mike Aiken releases his new CD, Captains & Cowboys today. The release via Northwind Records was timed to coincide with Earth Day in honor of Aiken’s ongoing commitment to the global environment, the CD’s content and the ‘Coal Train’ concept video. The disc is available today at retail outlets […]

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Rounder Records

Son Volt’s Honky Tonk Hits #6 on Americana Chart Following Critical Praise

March 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Alt-country band Son Volt is garnering critical acclaim for the new album, Honky Tonk. Following its release on Rounder Records two weeks ago, the disc has also climbed to #6 on the competitive Americana radio chart. Catch what the critics are saying, and future tour dates, from the press release: […]

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New Video: ‘Murder of Crows’ – Lindi Ortega

March 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Lindi Ortega accompanies her new song, ‘Murder of Crows,’ with a suitably sinister music video. Check it out below. You can find ‘Murder of Crows’ on Lindi’s excellent album, Cigarettes & Truckstops.    

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New Video: ‘Birmingham’ – Shovels & Rope

February 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

Americana duo Shovels & Rope has a brand new video for their single, ‘Birmingham.’ Two young actors play the roles of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent as the song and the video tell the story. It’s very sweet and the dog is hilarious!    

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Warner Bros

Dwight Yoakam Adds Second Ryman Show, Tickets on Sale February 15

February 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm

On Friday April 12 Dwight Yoakam returns to the Ryman Auditorium, and he has been missed. The show sold out in less than 30 minutes and due to overwhelming demand, Yoakam has added a second show. Tickets for the Saturday April 13 show go on sale on Friday, February 15. […]

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