This year's Americana Music Festival features a stellar lineup.
85 of the over 150 artists that will perform at the festival have been announced for the annual music festival and conference that will take place September 15 through 20 in Nashville, Tennessee. The festival features showcases that are spread across more than a dozen of Nashville's best music venues. Panels and seminars for artists, publishers and others in the music industry are also held downtown during the event.
Lee Ann Womack has become a regular performer at the festival, and says one of the best parts of the event is how it brings together music lovers from all walks of life.
Other artists who have been announced to perform include Nikki Lane, Andrew Combs, James McMurtry, Billy Bragg & Joe Purdy, Nora Jane Struthers, Lydia Loveless, Anthony D'Amato, Mary Gauthier and Pokey LaFarge. The full lineup will be announced later this summer.