Awards

Live Stream of Americana Music Honors & Awards

Washington, D.C. – To Nashville! NPR Music and Folk Alley return to the “Music City” to webcast the 13th annual Americana Music Association’s Honors & Awards show on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Starting at 8PM ET, fans can watch the entire event, including performances by some of the genre’s biggest names, in a live video stream at NPR Music, WKSU’s FolkAlley and on participating public radio station websites. Americana’s leading man, Jim Lauderdale, will once again host the night of honors and live music at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The show will feature more than 20 performances, including all four of the nominees for the Americana Music Association’s 2014 Artist of the Year - Jason Isbell, Robert Ellis, Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash – as well as Sarah Jarosz, Emmylou Harris, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jackson Browne, JD Souther, Sturgill Simpson, The Milk Carton Kids, Taj Mahal, Valerie June and many more. Follow @nprmusic, @folkalley and @americanafest during the show for updates as winners are named and performers – and surprise guests – take the stage.
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AMA Announces Honors & Awards Performers & Presenters

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.

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). The show 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 visit americanamusic.org.