Widespread Panic at The Capitol Theatre, 2019

American Music Spotlight has won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program, highlighting jam-scene regulars like Widespread Panic, Tyler Childers and more.

The independently-produced show beat some major competition; Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, Disney’s Christmas Day Parade on ABC, Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space on Discovery, and CBS This Morning were all up for nomination.

“I’m sitting here stunned,” 7 Cinematics’ CEO Vincent Adam Paul said from his home in North Carolina, right after learning of his big win. “I was just chilling on the couch with some pistachios and a Diet Dr. Pepper, and when I hit refresh on the Emmy site the 7 Cinematics logo appeared on the screen and I could not believe what I was seeing.”

According to a press release, “Season one featured historic venues ranging from The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, to The Paramount Theatre in Austin, to New York’s Capitol Theatre where Widespread Panic performed for episode three of the show’s 13-episode season. Other acts featured included Tyler Childers, Robert Earl Keen, The Marcus  King Band and Ryan Bingham, whose song ‘Nothin’ Holds Me Down’ serves as the theme song during the  show’s opening title sequence.”

“We owe a lot to the bands and venues because they took a chance on us, by agreeing to be a part of something brand new, something unproven,” Paul added “We’ll forever be grateful.”

Though still in early development season two of American Music Spotlight is set to resume activity as music venues and bands start performing again following the industry-wide shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.