Americanafest Reveals Honors & Awards Performers and Presenters

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Americana Music Association Announces Its
13th Annual Honors & Awards Performers and Presenters
(Nashville, Tenn.) August 26, 2014 – The Americana Music Association revealed an initial presenter and performer lineup for its 13th Annual Honors & Awards Show today. As anticipated, the list reflects Americana’s “spirit of eclecticism” (New York Times) through its diverse production and curation.  
In addition to previously announced performances by Loretta Lynn, Flaco Jimenez, Taj Mahal and Jackson Browne, the tastemaker event will feature Buddy Miller, Cassandra Wilson, Flaco Jimenez, Hard Working Americans, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jason Isbell, Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stuart, Parker Millsap, Patty Griffin, Robert Ellis, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Ry Cooder, Sarah Jarosz, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sturgill Simpson, The Devil Makes Three, The McCrary Sisters, The Milk Carton Kids and Valerie June with presentations by Amy Ray, Carlene Carter, Elizabeth Cook, Emmylou Harris, JD Souther, Joe Henry, John Paul White, Josh Ritter, Keb’ Mo’, Rhett Miller, Shovels & Rope, Todd Snider and Vince Gill.
 
Americana Honors & Awards Spotify Playlist Here
 
The 13th Annual Honors & Awards Show, held at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, September 17, will be hosted by Jim Lauderdale and feature a house band led by Buddy Miller that includes Don Was, Joachim Cooder, Tim Lauer, The McCrary Sisters and legend Ry Cooder.  
Broadcast live with SiriusXM “Outlaw Country” and on line via NPR’s Folk Alley, and edited for television for PBS that will air November 22 in the Austin City Limits time slot, the Americana Honors & Awards, for the first time, will also air on Australia’s CMC (Country Music Channel). Theshow kicks off the 15th Annual Festival and Conference that runs Wednesday, September 17 through Sunday, September 21. The conference will deliver a range of panels, networking and seminars while the “finely-tuned festival” (Travel + Leisure) hosts a record 175 artist showcases across 11 Music City venues, including The Avett Brothers at Riverfront Park Saturday, September 20. 
For a full list of performers, panels, and ticket and registration information, please visitamericanamusic.org.  
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The 15th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, a “smaller, rootsier version of South by Southwest” (New York Times), will take place September 17-21, 2014 in Nashville, TN, kicked off by the 13th Annual Americana Honors & Awards Show on September 17 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. 
The Americana Music Association is a professional non-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world. The Association curates events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, presented by Nissan, the acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program and most recently “Americana NYC” August 4–11 — a partnership with Lincoln Center. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.
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