Craig Shelburne has been named the Festival Producer for AmericanaFest, set for Sept. 13-17 in Nashville. Reporting to Executive Director Jed Hilly, Shelburne will be responsible for producing the nighttime showcases during the event.
Shelburne has been writing about roots music for more than 25 years and, in addition to his new role, also currently serves as Managing Editor at the Bluegrass Situation. Other career stops include a VP role at Richlynn Group and a general manager position at MusicRow Magazine. He also spent 13 years in an editorial role at CMT.com, where he launched a roots music blog called CMT Edge and co-produced the online series Concrete Country.
The Nashville-based journalist has written the script for the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards five times, and co-produced the 2021 show in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, he has written for the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Nashville Scene. He is also the author of an upcoming biography of country legend Don Gibson.
Official showcase applications for AmericanaFest 2022 are open now.
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