Saturday, 24 December 2016

Loretta Lynn, The Milk Carton Kids, and Margo Price at Blackberry Farm to support Americana

Loretta Lynn, The Milk Carton Kids, Margo Price to Perform at Blackberry Farm for Americana Spring Celebration
Bucket List Event Slated for March 30 - April 1, 2017 

(Nashville, Tenn.) Dec. 16, 2016 -- The Americana Music Association has announced the lineup for the 7th Annual Americana Spring Celebration to be held March 30 - April 1, 2017. Performances will be held each night at Blackberry Farm, a world-class luxury resort that is breathtakingly situated in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
This year's musical experience will feature one of the greatest songwriters and most awarded females in country music, Americana Lifetime Achievement honoree Loretta Lynn; Americana Honors & Awards 2013 Duo/Group of the Year The Milk Carton Kids; and Americana Honors & Awards 2016 Emerging Artist of the Year Margo Price. These unparalleled artists will play before the inspiring backdrop of Blackberry Farm to benefit the not-for-profit artist advocacy group.
"We are so excited to be returning to Blackberry Farm to produce this important and truly spectacular fundraiser. It just keeps getting better and better," said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. "A weekend at this intimate venue with Loretta, Margo, and Kenneth and Joey will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that no one will soon forget."

The renowned Blackberry Farm, a Relais & Châteux Resort, is one of America's most celebrated intimate luxury hotels, featuring 62 elegant accommodations and some of the world's finest wine, cuisine, fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, cycling, sporting clay, and mountain biking opportunities. Along with the abundance of outdoor activities, Blackberry Farm offers a destination spa and an annual series of culinary events, hosted by world-renowned guest chefs and vintners.
Reservations are available by calling 1-800-557-8864 or visiting

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 Farm 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 
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, Epiphone, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Music City Networks, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange, and AT&T. For more information about membership or the Americana Music Festival & Conference, please visit

About AmericanaFest
The 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference took place September 20-25, 2016. The event brought together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels, and networking opportunities by day, and raw showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards show was the No. 1 most watched live stream on NPR and was broadcast as a PBS special,
 ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016. The program was the featured performance of the festivities and took place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. T Bone Burnett delivered an industry-shaking keynote speech. Early bird registrations for AmericanaFest 2017 are on sale now at

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