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Allison Russell by Marc Baptiste; Maggie Rose at Bonnaroo 2018 by Jake Giles Netter

Back in May, word came of a notable slate of nominees for the Americana Music Association Honors and Awards. The concert-slash-awards-show is the keynote event of the annual AmericanaFest, which brings a slew of world-class musicians together for an evening under the genre’s big tent. This year, AmericanaFest plans a return to in-person programming, and the awards show will be back at the Ryman, kicking off the fest on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

But it’s just one sample from the smorgasbord of shows that is the bustling annual fête, set to spread out across Music City through Sept. 25. Today, we get an idea of who else you’ll be able to see when you buy a festival pass ($199) or conference registration ($299 for Americana Music Association members, $399 for everyone else).

According to a release, there’ll be some 240 acts in total. The initial lineup announcement includes standout artists from near and far who work in various roots-related traditions. Some are more in the vein of country, like Waylon Payne, Brittney Spencer, Miko Marks, Rodney Crowell, Natalie HembyBrandy Clark and Kelsey Waldon. Others aren’t so country, but still make music that includes an array of roots-leaning traditions in its DNA: See Kathleen Edwards, Maggie Rose, Christone "Kingfish" IngramLilly Hiatt, Yasmin Williams and Allison Russell among many, many more.

Below, check out the full initial lineup announcement.

  • The 40 Acre Mule
  • Aaron Raitiere
  • Adam Chaffins
  • Ahi
  • AJ Lee and Blue Summit
  • Allison Russell
  • Amy Helm
  • Ana Egge
  • Andrea von Kampen
  • Andrew Leahey and the Homestead
  • Anna Tivel
  • The Arcadian Wild
  • Arlo McKinley
  • Barbaro
  • The Barefoot Movement
  • Barnstar!
  • Bella White
  • Beta Radio
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman
  • Bones Owens
  • Boy Golden
  • Brandy Clark
  • Brittney Spencer
  • Brock Gonyea
  • Caleb Caudle
  • Carolina Story
  • Cary Morin
  • Cat Clyde
  • Charlie Marie
  • Chastity Brown
  • Chris Pierce
  • Christian Lopez
  • Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
  • Companion
  • Cordovas
  • Courtney Hartman
  • Crys Matthews
  • Daniel Donato
  • Danni Nicholls
  • Dar Williams
  • Darin and Brooke Aldridge
  • Dave Hause
  • David Ramirez
  • The Dead South
  • Digging Roots
  • Don Bryant
  • Doug Seegers
  • Early James
  • Elise Davis
  • Emily Scott Robinson
  • Emily West
  • Emma Hern
  • Emma Swift
  • Erin Viancourt
  • Evan Bartels
  • Ferris & Sylvester
  • Fretland
  • Gabe Lee
  • Garrison Starr
  • Golden Shoals
  • Great Peacock
  • Greyhounds
  • Hogslop String Band
  • Ida Mae
  • Ira Wolf
  • Israel Nash
  • Izzy Heltai
  • Jack Broadbent
  • Jackson County Line
  • Jackson+Sellers
  • Jason Boland and the Stragglers
  • Jason Ringenberg
  • Jeffrey Martin
  • Jeremie Albino
  • Jill Andrews
  • Jillette Johnson
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Joachim Cooder
  • John Craigie
  • John R. Miller
  • Jonathan Tyler
  • Joshua Radin
  • Joshua Ray Walker
  • Julian Taylor
  • Kaiti Jones
  • Kashena Sampson
  • Kathleen Edwards
  • Katie Toupin
  • Kelsey Waldon
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Kristina Murray
  • Langhorne Slim
  • Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards
  • Lauren Morrow
  • Leah Blevins
  • Leigh Nash
  • Lilly Hiatt
  • Lilly Winwood
  • The Local Honeys
  • Lydia Loveless
  • Maggie Rose
  • Making Movies
  • Mando Saenz
  • Mariel Buckley
  • Marshall Chapman
  • Mary Bragg
  • Matt Costa
  • Matt the Electrician
  • Maya de Vitry
  • The McCrary Sisters
  • Melissa Carper
  • Michaela Anne
  • Mike and the Moonpies
  • Miko Marks
  • The Minks
  • Moonsville Collective
  • Natalie Hemby
  • National Park Radio
  • Neal Francis
  • O.N.E The Duo
  • Oliver Hazard
  • Pete Muller and the Kindred Souls
  • Peter Bradley Adams
  • Phillip-Michael Scales
  • Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers
  • The Pine Hill Haints
  • Po' Ramblin' Boys
  • Poor Nameless Boy
  • Queen Esther
  • Rachel Baiman
  • Rainbow Girls
  • Raye Zaragoza
  • Rodney Crowell
  • Ruthie Collins
  • Ryan Culwell
  • S.G. Goodman
  • Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
  • Sean Rowe
  • Shannon McNally
  • The Shootouts
  • Sierra Ferrell
  • Southern Avenue
  • Steve Forbert
  • Steve Poltz
  • Sue Foley
  • The Suitcase Junket
  • SUSTO
  • Suzanne Santo
  • Taylor McCall
  • Teddy Thompson and Jenni Muldaur
  • Thomas Csorba
  • TK and the Holy Know-Nothings
  • Tré Burt
  • The Vegabonds
  • Victoria Bailey
  • Vincent Neil Emerson
  • Violet Bell
  • Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno
  • The Wandering Hearts
  • Waylon Payne
  • Wesley Dean
  • The Whitmore Sisters
  • William Prince
  • The Winnie Blues
  • Yasmin Williams

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