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The Americana Music Association Honored by City of Nashville With Special Resolution

The Americana Music Association Honored by City of Nashville With Special Resolution
(Nashville, Tenn.) November 16, 2016 —Last night the Americana Music Association was
honored by Nashville’s Metro Council with a special resolution drafted
and proposed by Councilwoman Nancy VanReece, Councilwoman Mina Johnson
and Councilman Jeff Syracuse. Resolution No. RS2016-410 recognizes the
significant cultural contributions and tourism impact of the Americana
Music Association, its volunteer Board of Directors, and Executive
Director Jed Hilly.
On hand to witness the special presentation were volunteer board
members, members of the Americana Music Association staff and artists
including Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids, Rodney Crowell,
Mary Gauthier and Jim Lauderdale.
“Americana is the heart and soul of Nashville, and we are truly
honored to be recognized by the Metro Council and especially appreciate
Councilwoman Nancy VanReece for her commitment to the artists in our
community,” said Jed Hilly following the presentation.
Below is a link to the full resolution, adopted on October 16, 2016: http://www.nashville.gov/mc/resolutions/term_2015_2019/rs2016_410.htm
Photo Caption:  L-R:  Cliff O’Sullivan (Pres. AMA
Board of Directors), Kenneth Pattengale (Milk Carton Kids),Rodney
Crowell, Jed Hilly (Exec. Dir. Americana Music Association) Mary
Gauthier, Councilwoman Nancy Van Reese, Whitney Holmes (Americana Music
Association), Sarah Comardelle (Americana Music Association), Michele
Rhoades (Americana Music Association), Jim Lauderdale, Tim Fink
(Americana Board/SESAC), Councilman Jeff Syracuse, Danna Strong
(Americana Music Association) and Councilwoman Mina Johnson (Photo by:
Councilmember Kathleen Murphy)
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, or to
purchase an Americana Music Festival & Conference registration,
please visit www.americanamusic.org. 

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