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Americana Music Association® to Honor John Prine at Pre-GRAMMY Salute in L.A. - Feb. 9

Americana Music Association® to Present AMERICANAFEST® Pre-GRAMMY Salute to John Prine on February 9
Career-spanning tribute will feature memorable performances at L.A.’s Troubadour on GRAMMYs Eve

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 30, 2019) - The Americana Music Association® has announced its AMERICANAFEST® Pre-GRAMMY Salute to John Prine, a career-spanning tribute slated to take place on Saturday, February 9 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Calif. An esteemed group of musicians will grace the famed stage starting at 8 p.m. PT to honor John Prine and his vast catalog during GRAMMY Week. Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. CT and are available for purchase at www.troubadour.com. Members of the Americana Music Association will receive access to an exclusive pre-sale a day earlier on Thursday, January 31 via their membership email address.

A multi-GRAMMY Award and four-time Americana Award winner, John Prine is one of the most ubiquitous songwriters of the last century. With a nearly 50-year career, he has earned reverence not only from his contemporaries but from generations of musicians who admire his ability to weave striking commentaries on American culture with disarming humor and lasting, thought-provoking imagery.

Since Prine and his timeless work are a cornerstone of the Americana music community, this tribute honoring his songbook and steadfast support of the close-knit group is fitting for this roots luminary, especially on the eve of the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards where he is a three-time nominee.

“John Prine is one of the most beloved songwriters of our time,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “His extraordinary gift for songcraft and storytelling is only matched by his humility and kind spirit. It is an honor for us to salute him during GRAMMY Week.”

AMERICANAFEST’s Pre-GRAMMY Salute to John Prine is part of a critically acclaimed ongoing series which in the past has included unforgettable tributes to Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, Glenn Frey and The Everly Brothers.

Prine’s latest opus, 2018’s “The Tree of Forgiveness” (Oh Boy Records), is his first album featuring new material in over 13 years and was produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Upon its release, the critically acclaimed body of work debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 54,000 equivalent albums sold in its first week — a career-high chart position and sales week for the legendary singer, songwriter and performer.

Furthermore, the 2003 Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting honoree, who has penned standards like the poignant “Sam Stone” and the widely-covered “Angel from Montgomery,” is among the foundational group of artists who inspired the vision for what is now the Americana Music Association: a global community of like-minded creative and professional individuals who support Americana music through the not-for-profit music trade organization.

Since its inception in 1999, the mission of the Americana Music Association has been to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. In recent years, the association’s unwavering dedication to artist advocacy has been evidenced by several milestones, including the addition of the Best Americana Album GRAMMY category by the Recording Academy and Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums Chart, as well as the inclusion of the musical term, Amer·i·ca·na, to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

About the Americana Music Association®
The Americana Music Association® is a professional not-for-profit trade organization 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. The Americana Music Association® receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Mountain Valley Water, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.

About AMERICANAFEST®:
The 20th annual AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 10-15, 2019. The event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. For information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.

 
 

For more information on the Americana Music Association / AMERICANAFEST, please contact:
Bryan Ros | Americana Music Association | 615.386.6936 | bryan@americanamusic.org
Jackie Marushka | Marushka Media | 615.417.6500 | jackie@marushkamedia.com
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For more information on John Prine, please contact:
Asha Goodman | Sacks & Co. | 615.320.7753 | asha.goodman@sacksco.com