Thursday, September 09, 2010

Americana Awards Tonight; Get FREE Americana Sampler from

The Americana Music Association Awards take place tonight in Nashville, but unfortunately you won't find them on TV. (Too bad, since the quality of musicianship is undoubtedly higher than that found on most other music awards shows.)

There's good news, however: NPR Music is offering audio streaming of the Americana Music Awards (note: it's an early show, starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time).

And is offering a FREE Americana Music Awards Sampler with 14 tunes from folks including John Hiat, Buddy & Julie Miller, the Avett Brothers, James McMurtry, and Canadian Corb Lund (the "Hurtin' Albertan"). (This free sampler download offer may be good only in the U.S.)

The Americana Music Awards Sampler track listing:

1. The Open Road, John Hiatt
2. All The Time, Elizabeth Cook
3. Ellis County, Buddy And Julie Miller
4. Old Gin Road, Ponderosa
5. Shame, The Avett Brothers
6. Bury Me Far (From My Uniform), Joe Pug
7. A Crooked Road, Darrell Scott
8. To Live Is To Fly, Steve Earle
9. Mama's Little Baby, Delbert McClinton
10. A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment ((Hint: There is no C)), Ray Wylie Hubbard
11. Patchwork River, Jim Lauderdale
12. Devil's Best Dress, Corb Lund
13. Seven-Mile Island, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
14. Bayou Tortous, James McMurtry

Tonight's Americana Music Awards show will feature performances by Emmylou Harris, the Avett Brothers, Rodney Crowell, Wanda Jackson, Rosanne Cash, Patty Griffin, Sam Bush, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ryan Bingham, Corb Lund, Sarah Jarosz, and many others.

The Awards are part of the Americana Music Festival and Conference, which is taking place Sept. 8th to 11th.

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