Australian Americana Music Honours 2018

Read about the second Australian Americana Music Honours

Margo Price


Details of the second annual AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS have today been revealed, with Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre to play host to the event on Thursday 11 October.

Presented by Michael Chugg, Nash Chambers and the international Americana Music Association, the Australian Americana Honours Night is a celebration of Americana music in Australia, and will showcase an array of the best local and international artists that the genre has to offer.

An explosive line-up will take the stage on October 11, led by Nashville powerhouse Margo Price, who was discovered and signed by Jack White. Joining Margo will be fellow Statesider Joshua Hedley, along with local talents Diesel, Little Georgia, Shane Howard, Kevin Welch, The Weeping Willows and Kasey Chambers featuring Alan Pigram.

With Triple R’s Denise Hylands and the Americana Music Association’s Jed Hilly set to host proceedings, the Australian Americana Honours Night will deliver an special evening of music for Roots and Americana fans for the second consecutive year.

Brian Wise with Gretchen Peters, AmericanaFest


The Americana Music Association will present two honours during the course of this special musical event. Brian Wise will receive a Vanguard Award for his continued commitment to the genre through his magazine, Rhythms, and Triple R radio program, Off The Record. Seminal recording artist Shane Howard will be honoured for his influence on Australian poetic and folk music traditions. “

Last year recognised for his decade-long commitment to Americana, Out on the Weekend festival founder, Brian “BT” Taranto, said, “It was a great maiden event to celebrate a style of music I’m very passionate about. There seemed to be a genuine collaborative spirit in the room, which is just the thing needed for this emerging genre in Australia to become widely recognised and accepted”.

“We have rounded up a fantastic group of artists to celebrate Americana and Roots music in Australia in 2018. It’s an incredibly exciting genre, and based on the buzz after last year’s event, we’ll be doing this for many years to come”, said Michael Chugg.

“It’s a thrill to be a part of the second Annual Australia Americana Honours event”, said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association and Executive Producer of the Critically Acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program in Nashville. “Last year’s event connected the community not just in Australia but around the globe, with a spirit that was and continues to be contagious. I can’t wait to get back to Melbourne.”





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In association with the US Americana Music Association, Chugg Entertainment, Essence Group, Virgin, Nashville Music City, TN Tourism, Triple R, Show Group, Sounds of the City, Rhythms Magazine


About the Americana Music Association℠

The Americana Music Association℠ is a professional not-for-profit trade organisation whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The association produces events throughout the year; including AMERICANAFEST℠: The Americana Music Festival & Conference, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program.



Read about the second Australian Americana Music Honours

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  1. go Rob See you on Oct 11th and maybe fathers day next sunday at the caravan club.
    xx rob & cheryl wallace

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    • Yes Rob and Chezza, Oct 11 will be terrific. Don’t think I can get to Caravan this Sunday – prepping for my trip. Cheers you beautiful people!

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