We sent Chris Funk of Black Prairie and The Decemberists backstage at the Ryman Auditorium to interview some of the winners and performers at this year’s Americana Music Association Honors And Awards. Artists like Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show and Sam Bush offered their thoughts on the growing Americana genre — “it sure has made our lives a lot easier to do what we want to do for a living,” notes Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope.
Videos by American Songwriter
Special thanks to Music City Roots and the Music City Roots crew for their help with the video, and Shovels & Rope for the music. Don’t miss our wrap up of the Award show and our review of the Festival.