Monday, January 17, 2011

Blackberry Farm and Americana Music Association Announce legends event John Hiatt Nancy Griffith and Rodney Crowell March 25-27, 2011

WALLAND, TN, Smoky Mountain luxury property and resort, Blackberry Farm has partnered with the Americana Music Association to bring a first-class musical experience to its guests March 25 -27, 2011. The weekend is a benefit for the Americana Music Association and will feature renowned singer/songwriters John Hiatt, Nanci Griffith, and Rodney Crowell leading the line-up of intimate performances in the inspiring setting of Blackberry Farm.

Situated in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm has lured guests into its secluded cove with world-renowned chefs, winemakers, artists, and now, legendary Americana musicians.

“We are so excited to share these incredible talents with our guests,” says Sam Beall, proprietor of Blackberry Farm, “with a limited number of spots available, guests will have some of the most intimate experiences ever to see these amazing artists up close and personal, and all in the name of helping to preserve and promote one of America’s greatest cultural voices…the Americana Music Association.”

“Hearing internationally respected poet-troubadours in such a gorgeous setting will really be a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “We are thrilled to partner with Blackberry Farm and grateful for the support of these amazing artists.”

Celebrated as a favorite travel destination for bon vivants and gourmands, Blackberry Farm is a Grand Chef, Relais & Chateaux destination and home to a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine cellar, hosting multiple experiences each year that bring some of the most celebrated personalities in the world of food and wine.

Established over half a century ago, Relais & Châteaux is an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Relais & Châteaux has redefined luxury hospitality by emphasizing holistic experiences that transport its guests, taking them on a sensual journey and introducing them to deeper, truer understanding of the Art of Living.

Contact Sarah Elder Chabot for more information at 865.380.2626 or