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McKenna, White among newly added AmericanaFest artists

Thursday, August 30, 2018 – The AMERICANAFEST announced today that almost 50 artists will now play the fest in September in Nashville.

Lori McKenna, John Paul White and Eliza Gilkyson were among the newly named artists playing at the festival, which is being held Sept. 11-16. The Americana Music Association is sponsoring the festival.

Other performers include:
Adam Wright
Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons
Becky Warren
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Bill and the Belles
Bill Lloyd
Blank Range
Braison Cyrus
Carl Anderson
Cicada Rhythm
Drumming Bird
Eliot Bronson
Freddy & Francine
Jacob Thomas Jr.
Jaimee Harris
Johnson Crook
Kevin Gordon
Korby Lenker
Kristina Murray
Ladies Gun Club
Lauren Morrow
Lillie Mae
Lizzie No
Lynn Langham
Mopac
Paul Burch
Penny & Sparrow
Pert Near Sandstone
Peter More
Rachel Baiman
Ryan Culwell
Sarah Peacock
Steve Poltz
The Barefoot Movement
The Brother Brothers
The Kernal
The Underhill Family Orchestra
Tyler Boone
Violet Bell
Waker
Webb Wilder
Will Kimbrough

The festival consists of performances, panels and an awards show. Brandi Carlile, Alejandro Escovedo, Radney Foster, k.d. lang,Emmylou Harris and Margo Price are among the panelists.

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