2012 Americana Music Festival in Nashville has a Shoals Flare

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FLORENCE, AL-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism will be exhibiting at the Americana Music Festival  www.americanamusic.org  in Nashville, TN Wednesday, September 12 – Friday September 14.  Florence/Lauderdale Tourism’s participation is in partnership with the  movement and will promote Muscle Shoals music and communities within the Triangle like Tupelo, Mississippi, Leiper’s Fork, TN, and Clarksdale, MS. . A “Get Your Groove On” three night vacation get away to Florence, Tupelo and Franklin, TN. Executive Director Debbie Wilson believes our area is perfectly positioned musically and geographically to thrive with the Americana movement. Participation at the Americana Music Festival elevates our position in the professional music community.”


The Festival is an annual event produced by the Americana Music Association. The Festival kicks off with a star studded awards show that honors distinguished members of the music community. Six awards will be handed out with an expected audience of over 2,000 music fans and entertainment executives in attendance.  This year’s awards show has several Shoals connections. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are up for numerous awards.


2012 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Nominees

Album of the Year

Here We Rest – Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive – Steve Earle

The Harrow & The Harvest – Gillian Welch

This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark – Various Artists

Artist of the Year

Gillian Welch

Hayes Carll

Jason Isbell

Justin Townes Earle

Emerging Artist of the Year

Alabama Shakes


Deep Dark Woods

Robert Ellis

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