Epiphone, the premier instrument choice for musicians around the world, will once again be a proud sponsor of the annual Americana Music Association (AMA) Festival and Awards show held in Nashville, TN September 12-17, 2017. The AMA will also feature custom-painted Epiphone headstocks for the AMA Award trophies to be presented live at the historic Ryman Auditorium on September 13. Epiphone artist nominees include Margo Price (Artist of the Year), Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, and Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives (with Chris Scruggs, Group of the Year).
“The Americana Awards is now the premier showcase for artists who draw on American roots music,” said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. “And Epiphone has been there from the beginning–from Jason & the Scorchers to Margo Price. We can’t wait!”
This year’s artist lineup includes Epiphone artists and fans Lillie Mae, Buddy Miller, and Jack Ingram plus legend Van Morrison who will receive the AMA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Visit Epiphone.com to read our exclusive interviews with Margo Price, Lillie Mae, and previous honorees Buddy Miller and Billy Bragg. And visit the critically acclaimed Masterbilt Century Collection for artist videos, photos, and more. See you in Nashville!
For over 140 years, Epiphone has been a leading innovator in instrument design with models like the Casino, the Texan, and the new Masterbilt Century Archtop Collection. Epiphone is also home to the PRO-1 Collection and is the official instrument of Rocksmith® Remastered, the acclaimed video experience that’s teaching millions around the world how to play guitar and bass. Epiphone began as the “House of Stathopoulo” family business in Sparta in the 1870s and rose to fame in Manhattan during the jazz age before joining Gibson brands in 1957. Today, Epiphone continues to make history from its headquarters in Nashville, TN. Epiphones have powered classic recordings by Les Paul, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones along with today’s top artists like James Bay, Gary Clark Jr., Johnny A., and Tommy Thayer of KISS. Epiphone offers innovation, history, and a lifetime guarantee. At Epiphone, we’re designers, we’re players, and we’re mavericks. And, we’re passionate about everything we do.