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Your go-to source for Americana music news.

May 22 - 28, 2021

Blackberry Smoke

You Hear Georgia

Eddie 9V

Little Black Flies

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The Infamous Stringdusters

A Tribute to Bill Monroe

Jamestown Revival

Fireside With Louis L'Amour - A Collection Of Songs Inspired By Tales From The American West

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Shannon McNally

The Waylon Sessions

Britton Patrick Morgan

I Wanna Start a Band

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Sinner Friends

Miss You

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Rhonda Vincent

Music Is What I See

Beth Whitney

Into the Ground

  • David Ferguson is over Music City on "Knocking Around Nashville," a honky-tonk-friendly selection from Nashville No More (out Sept. 3). Listen here

  • Lake & Lyndale contemplate what can be salvaged on "Worth Saving," a tender preview of In the Nude Volume 1 (out June 25). Listen here

  • Jay Nash paints a picture of 2020 for his children on "Strange Illusion," a tranquil tune slated to appear on Night Songs (out soon). Listen here

  • Tray Wellington takes listeners on a sonic journey throughout "Pond Mountain Breakaway," an upbeat piece of serotonin-boosting bluegrass music. Listen here
Shemekia Copeland & Kenny Wayne Shepherd feat. Robert Randolph & Tony Coleman
"Hit 'Em Back"
Flying Buffaloes
"A New Day Is Gonna Dawn"
JP Harris feat. Chance McCoy
"Mole In the Ground"
Amythyst Kiah
"Hangover Blues" (Live)
The Lone Bellow
"Dried Up River" (Live Acoustic Performance)
Allison Russell feat. Brittney Spencer and Brandi Carlile
"Nightflyer" (Live on Jimmy Kimmel)
Nick Shoulders
"Miss'ippi" (Live on OurVinyl Sessions)
"Stand for Myself"
New & Noteworthy News

  • Have you heard? On Wednesday, we announced the nominees for our 2021 Americana Honors & Awards live from Nashville's National Museum of African American Music. This year's Artist of the Year contenders include Brandi Carlile, Kathleen Edwards, Jason Isbell, Margo Price and Billy Strings - congratulations to all! See full list of nominees here

  • "We’ve made a lot of accidentally smart decisions." - The Black Keys talked about their Akron, OH upbringing, why they have felt like underdogs in the past and the legacy of the blues. Read more

  • "You can’t call it anything except the hand of God a lot of what’s happened in my life." - Robert Finley opened up about getting discovered in 2015, his connection with Dan Auerbach and telling his story on his album, Sharecropper's Son. Read more

  • "After this year, it feels like it was almost meant to be that it’s not coming out till now." - Sarah Jarosz told us why the timing was finally right to release her latest body of work, Blue Heron Suite, and shared insight on its themes. Read more

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie spoke about fighting for Indigenous rights, the importance of giving back to younger generations and proving naysayers wrong when they told her she would never be a musician. Read more

  • "I would say it’s centered around communion, and a yearning for it, and a mistrust of it.” - Chris Thile delved into the inspiration behind his upcoming album, Laysongs, which tackles the exclusion that comes with building community. Read more

  • "As artists, people, whatever, we [are] going to emerge from this moment, together." - The War and Treaty's Michael Trotter, Jr. talked about how he used singing and songwriting to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

    • The Black Keys' Delta Kream took the top spot this week on the Americana Radio Albums Chart - see full chart here.
    • The Wallflowers' "Roots and Wings" climbed to #1 on the Americana Radio Singles Chart - see full chart here.
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