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Griffith, Womack, Fleck/Washburn announced for AMA

Thursday, May 7, 2015 – Patty Griffin, Los Lobos, Lee Ann Womack, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn and Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen are among the initial list of artists who will play the Americana Music Association AmericanaFest2015 in September in Nashville.,

The AMA announced a total of 85 of the more than 150 artists heading to Nashville from Sept. 15-20., Whitey Morgan and the 78s, John Moreland, Andrew Combs, Nikki Lane, Pokey LaFarge, James McMurtry, Nora Jane Struthers and Billy Bragg & Joe Purdy.

A festival wrist for $50 is now available, allowing admission into all showcase venues exclusively at mercylounge.com.

Other artists playing the festival are Anderson East, Anthony D'Amato, Banditos, Barna Howard, Birds of Chicago, Brian Wright, The Bros. Landreth, Caleb Caudle, Caleb Klauder Country Band, Carly Ritter, Carsie Blanton, ChessBoxer, Christopher Paul Stelling, The Contenders, Corb Lund, Crooks, Darlingside, Dead Winter Carpenters, Dom Flemons, The Dustbowl Revival, Emma Swift, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Freightshakers, The Grahams, Grant-Lee Phillips, Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree, Hackensaw Boys, Halfway, The Hello Strangers, Henry Wagons, honeyhoney, Horse Feathers, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Hugh Bob and the Hustle, Jackie Greene, John Paul Keith, Kingsley Flood, Kristin Diable, Kristin Andreassen, Laney Jones and the Spirits, Lera Lynn, Leyla McCalla, Lilly Hiatt, Liz Longley, Lucette, Lydia Loveless, Martin Harley, Mary Gauthier, Nudie, Oh Pep!, Packway Handle Band, Porter, Ray Wylie Hubbard, River Whyless, Sarah Borges, Sean McConnell, Shemekia Copeland, The Show Ponies, Session Americana, Steelism, The Steel Wheels, Stephen Kellogg, The Stray Birds, Tall Heights, The Vespers, Water Liars, The Whistles and The Bells, The Wild Reeds, William Elliott Whitmore, Whitehorse,

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