Jed Hilly leads all aspects of the not for profit artist advocacy group, the Americana Music Association serving as Executive Producer of the Americana Music Festival & Conference, AmericanaFest, and the Regional Emmy Award winning Americana Honors & Awards show which has been broadcast on AXS TV, PBS, NPR, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, WSM radio and CMC in Australia. During his tenure, Hilly has raised the genre’s profile exponentially, yielding three categories for Americana artists at the Grammy Awards; the inclusion of the musical term, Americana, in Merriam-Websters dictionary and most recently, the recognition and creation of Americana Sales Charts in Billboard Magazine and the “Official Chart” in the United Kingdom. Mr. Hilly also Co-produced the Grammy and Regional Emmy award-winning album and PBS special, Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman. Hilly’s twenty-five year career includes tenures as Head of Orbison Records in Nashville and Sony Music Entertainment in New York, where he worked on campaigns for Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine and Gloria Estefan. During this time he conceived of and implemented the music industries first on line B2B website, three years before Napster, which distributed inter-company promotional assets around the world. Mr Hilly is a member of the Recording Academy, Country Music Hall of Fame and has served on the Advisory Board for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s American Masters series.