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Lucinda Williams & Elizabeth Cook At Blackberry Farm Americana Celebration-March 21-22

Lucinda Williams & Elizabeth Cook At Blackberry Farm Americana Celebration-March 21-22

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Lucinda Williams (Photo by Christopher Durst)

Elizabeth Cook
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.)  Jan. 21, 2014 – Lucinda Williams will headline the 4th annual Americana Spring Celebration, to be held March 21-22, 2014 at Blackberry Farm, a world-class luxury resort breathtakingly situated in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
This year’s musical experience will feature Americana icon Williams along with songstress and SiriusXM “Apron Strings” host Elizabeth Cook playing before the inspiring backdrop of Blackberry Farm to benefit the not-for-profit artist advocacy group. Reservations are available at  1-800-557-8864 or
“We are so excited to be returning to Blackberry Farm this spring, “ said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association.  “a chance to see Lucinda and Elizabeth at this venue is truly a once in a lifetime experience.” 
Lucinda Williams added, “The Americana Music Association gets it; they advocate for the artist and I’m proud to advocate for them! I’m excited see some friends at Blackberry Farm and be part of this fundraising weekend.”
The renowned Blackberry Farm, a Relais & Chateaux resort, is one of America’s most celebrated intimate luxury hotels, featuring 62 elegant accommodations and some of the world’s finest wines, cuisine, fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, cycling, sporting clay and mountain biking opportunities. Along with an abundance of outdoor activities, Blackberry Farm offers an Aveda Destination Spa and an annual series of culinary events hosted by world-renowned guest chefs and vintners. Past guests and friends of the Farm include world-renowned chefs, winemakers, artists and legendary Americana musicians.
About Blackberry Farm
Described as “Easy to get to. Hard to leave,” Blackberry Farm was voted the No. 1 resort in North America for by Travel + Leisure's readers in the “World’s Best” awards, and is the recipient of many other prestigious accolades. Blackberry Farms creates an unforgettable experience for each guest, with exceptional personal service and attention to detail. Two inventive restaurants showcase “Foothills Cuisine,” an epicurean adventure featuring foods indigenous to the region and borrowing heavily from haute cuisine. Guests enjoy a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine cellar that includes highly collectible American wines found only at Blackberry Farm. The property is a member of Relais & Châteaux, an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs, established over half a century ago, that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. For reservations and information, please call 1-800-557-8864 or visit
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 the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, Presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program.  For more information please visit
About the Americana Festival and Conference
The 15th annual Americana Music Festival and Conference will take place September 17 - 21, 2014.  The event brings together fans and music industry executives alike offering four days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery–recharging showcases each evening.  The Americana Honors and Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium and, in 2013, was broadcast live on AXS TV and featured on PBS in an edited one hour version called ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013.   
2014 Americana Music Festival & Conference Registrations
on Sale NOW!
Event Slated for September 17-21, 2014
SUPER Early Bird Rates Expire on January 31 and are  Available Now!
Registration rates are currently $265 for members and $365 for non-members, a 50% savings of the walk up price.  The Americana Music Association is proud to host our conference event at Nashville’s premier boutique hotel, The Hutton Hotel, who is offering a special rate for Americanafest attendees.  Call 615-340-9333 to make your reservation and tell them you are attending the Americana Music Festival & Conference
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