NOT ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE APPROVED.
Complimentary press tickets and press/photo passes are limited.
If you are affiliated with radio, please do not apply using this form. Contact Michele Rhoades at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will be notified approximately three weeks following the completion date of this form.
An editor’s letter (emailed by the editor from an official publication email address to Bryan Ros - email@example.com) is required for all affiliated freelance photographers and writers. We will not accept ANY applications from freelance photographers or writers who are not officially on assignment for a publication. We will not be accepting applications from filmmakers.
Publications will have access to the festival photographers' pictures following the festival. For photos the week of our festival, please visit GETTY Images.
We have three tiers for media credentials that you may apply for below:
Please note that you and your outlet may be approved for a different credential than what is requested.
Press Access Tiers
- grants festival access to nightly showcases and select special events in multiple venues across Nashville
Conference + Festival Pass
- grants festival and conference access including daytime industry panels at The Westin, all special events across town and nightly showcases
Conference + Festival Pass + 1 Honors & Awards Ticket
- grants festival and conference access including daytime industry panels at The Westin, special events across town, nightly showcases + admits one press member into our award show at the Ryman on September 22
We will inform you of the level for which you are approved upon the decision letter for your application.
Unfortunately, due to fire code, press credentials do not guarantee access to the showcase venues if they are already at capacity. Please arrive early to any events you are interested in covering.
Our event is a community fundraiser event for the not-for-profit Americana Music Association. Please fill out all required fields. Your application will not submit without filling out all required fields. Applications with incomplete or insufficient information will be declined.