Wanda Jackson, Jimmy Webb Among Participants at Americana Conference

Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson and famed songwriter Jimmy Webb will be participating in special programs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during the Americana Music Festival and Conference taking place Sept. 8-11 in Nashville. Jackson’s Sept. 10 appearance will include a discussion of her career and her thoughts about working with producer Jack White on her upcoming album, The Party Ain’t Over. Webb, whose extensive song catalog includes “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston” and “Wichita Lineman,” will perform on Sept. 11. Singer-songwriters Elizabeth Cook, Mary Gauthier and singer-musician Abigail Washburn will join author Jewly Hight in a Sept. 8 discussion related to her forthcoming book, Right by Her Roots: Americana Women and Their Songs. Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman will perform and be interviewed about her new book, They Came to Nashville, on Sept. 10. Musician, author and journalist Sid Griffin, who helped pioneer alt-country in the ’80s as a member of the Long Ryders, will be interviewed on Sept. 11. All events will take place at the museum’s Ford Theater.