New/Emerging Artists Perform at AMA Ceremony
July 29, 2008
All four nominees in the New/Emerging Artist category are scheduled to perform at the Americana Music Association's Americana Honors & Awards ceremony on Sept. 18 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Joan Baez will receive the "Spirit of Americana" Free Speech Award during the evening as well. The yearly awards event is part of the 9th Annual Americana Festival and Conference, which will offer seminars, panels and tons of showcases featuring Americana artists. This year's nominees for New/Emerging Artist are: Ryan Bingham, Justin Townes Earle, the SteelDrivers, and Mike Farris. And, you know these guys are hip and happenin' because most of their websites are MySpace pages. Tickets are available for the ceremony through Ticketmaster.
Posted by Ann VerWiebe at July 29, 2008 12:01 PM