Americana Music Awards

Rodney Crowell: Close Ties & Last Goodbyes

Rodney Crowell: Close Ties & Last Goodbyes

By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor Rodney Crowell is at home in Franklin, Tenn., about 30 miles south of Nashville. The East Houston native, speaks with a polite southern drawl, sounding like a Texas gentleman. At […]

Sometimes I’d rather be wrong: An AMA Op-Ed

Sometimes I’d rather be wrong: An AMA Op-Ed

Sometimes I’d rather be wrong: an AMA Op-Ed ByCourtney Sudbrink, Editor By no surprise, last night at the AMA awards, Robert Plant took home the Album of the Year Award. But did he earn it? […]

AMA Album of the year nominee – Justin Townes Earle “Harlem River Blues”

AMA Album of the year nominee – Justin Townes Earle “Harlem River Blues”

Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot) A few months back I saw Justin Townes Earle perform at the Autry museum in Los Angeles and it was by far the best show I’ve seen this […]

AMA Album of the year nominee – Robert Plant: Band of Joy

AMA Album of the year nominee – Robert Plant: Band of Joy

AMA Album of the year nominee – Robert Plant: Band of Joy  By Courtney Sudbrink I really wonder why this album was nominated for the AMA Album of the Year. Then I remind myself – […]

Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO

Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO

Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO With his last album, 2008’s Trouble in Mind, Hayes Carll proved to be a real Texas songwriter.  His latest effort, KMAG YOYO (in military terms: Kiss my ass, you’re on your […]

AMA Album of the year nominee – Elizabeth Cook: Welder

AMA Album of the year nominee – Elizabeth Cook: Welder

Though she appears regularly at the Grand Ole Opry, Florida native Elizabeth Cook is something of a Nashville outsider.  Her last album, Balls, produced by Texas Outlaw Rodney Crowell was too daring for airplay.  Though […]

AMA Song of the Year Nominees

AMA Song of the Year Nominees

This year’s AMA song of the years nominees (with the exception of Justin Townes Earle) go to show how many great Americana musicians there are that go unrecognized in lieu of hyped up garbage. In […]

Americana Music Awards Nominees 2011

Americana Music Awards Nominees 2011

This year’s Americana Music Awards Nominees include big names like Robert Plant (who leads with the most nods) and Lucinda Williams. In the coming weeks, I will dedicate a post to each nominee and give […]

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