The Americana Music Association has announced half of the 160 artists set to play its 15th annual AmericanaFest this September in Nashville. Lee Ann Womack, Marty Stuart, Hayes Carll and Rhett Miller are among those included in the initial announcement.
Running September 17th through 21st at venues throughout Music City, AmericanaFest's vast lineup will also feature such acts as Rodney Crowell, Robyn Hitchcock, Buddy Miller, Parker Millsap, Joe Pug, Billy Joe Shaver, Tony Joe White and JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers.
In addition, this year marks the debut of a new outdoor concert at the festival. The Avett Brothers will headline a multi-act show at Nashville's Riverfront Park on Saturday, September 20th. The Avett Brothers, anchored by siblings Seth and Scott Avett, are three-time Americana Group of the Year honorees and are nominated again this year in the Duo/Group of the Year category. The Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards show kicks off AmericanaFest on September 17th.