American Music Theater nominated for Academy of Country Music award | Life & Culture

While this may have been unofficially true previously, the American Music Theater is now confirmed to be a nationally recognized venue for country music.

Competing with legendary music halls including the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, American Music Theater will compete for “Theatre of the Year” at the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards on March 7. Only five sites in the country are nominated for the award.

“We are honored and humbled to be nominated by the Academy of Country Music and are very proud to help bring recognition to Lancaster’s live music scene,” American Music Theater chief operating officer Brandon Martin said in a statement. Press release. “The Theater of the Year nomination is truly a testament to the caliber of performers and performers who have graced our stage, as well as our region’s support for live country music.”

Since opening in 1997, AMT has hosted country legends such as Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Marty Stuart. For more information on concerts at the American Music Theater, visit

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