Americana Awards Announced

LOVE AMERICANA STYLE: The Civil Wars, Mumford & Sons and The Secret Sisters were among the nominees announced today for the 10th Annual Americana Music Association awards, taking place in Nashville on Oct. 13 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Pifctured before announcing the award for Best Kazoo Player are (l-r): AMA Executive Director Jed Hilly, Benmont Tench, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Rosanne Cash, Levon Helm, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett, John Paul White, Jim Lauderdale and Byron Isaacs (photo by Taylor Hill). For the full story, click to the HITS news page here. (5/23p)

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The discovery engine is revving higher.
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