MELBOURNE, AUS. and NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 30, 2018) – Details of the second annual Australian Americana MusicHonours have today been revealed, with Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre to play host to the event on Thursday, October 11.
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. The evening will showcase an array of local and international artists 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, 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 Music Honours will deliver an unparalleled evening of music for Roots and Americana fans for the second consecutive year.
The Americana Music Association® will present two honours during the course of this special musical event. Seminal recording artist Shane Howard will be honoured for his influence on Australian poetic and folk music traditions. Brian Wise will receive a Vanguard Award for his continued commitment to the genre through Rhythms Magazine and Triple R radio program, Off The Record.
Last year recognized 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 Australian 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
WITH PERFORMANCES FRO: MARGO PRICE (USA) – DIESEL – JOSHUA HEDLEY (USA) – LITTLE GEORGIA, KASEY CHAMBERS FEATURING ALAN PIGRAM – SHANE HOWARD
KEVIN WELCH – WEEPING WILLOWS