Hacienda Brothers Score their First AMA nomination

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Now, I'm not even sure that I think the Americana Music Association is an organization worth getting an award from, but as there's nothing else in alt country, I've gotta give props to local boys The Hacienda Brothers, who have just been nominated for an AMA award for Best Duo or Group of the Year. This will be the Brothers third trip to Nashville for the awards, but may be the lucky year that they snag the prize.

Dave Gonzalez, co-founder and lead guitarist for the group, adds, “When we first got to the AMAs, they told us, ‘You guys are too country for Americana’ . . . but there’s a whole lot of different kinds of bands that are associated with this kind of thing and I’d like to thank the Association for bringing all of us misfits together — we’re honored to be included in this nomination.” Recognized alongside the Hacienda Brothers are the Avett Brothers, the Duhks, Old Crow Medicine Show and Son Volt.

AMA winners will be announced on November 1st at the historic Ryman Auditorium during the 6th Annual Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards Show.

Tickets to the showcases will be available to the general public and go on sale closer to the event. For further information visit: http://www.americanamusic.org

A YouTube Guide To The Hacienda Brothers:

Proper American: The Hacienda Brothers & Dan Penn: What’s Wrong With Right – AMA Conference 2006

The Hacienda Brothers: SXSW 2007: Midnight Dream

The Hacienda Brothers: SXSW 2007: Leavin on My Mind

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