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The 15th annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show will showcase a eclectic mix of musical star icons and a variety of newbies that make up the premiere list of performers and presenters, scheduled for September 16 at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium.

Longtime fan-favorites such as Bob Weir, Shawn Colvin, Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and George Strait line up alongside present-day buzz generators such as Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and The Lumineers as confirmed performers for the Honors & Awards show. The event will serve as a kickoff for the 17th annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, held at venues throughout Nashville from .

Confirmed presenters for the Honors & Awards Show include Jack Ingram, Timothy B. Schmit, Taylor Goldsmith, Wynonna Judd, the Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, Bruce Hornsby and Joe Henry. More presenters will be announced soon as we get closer to the show’s date.

“The artists who attend make this event special, but it couldn’t be done without the behind the scenes work from our partners and the enormous support from our Mayor Megan Barry and the City of Nashville,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “It’s an honor to co-produce this event with Michelle Aquilato, Martin Fischer (High Five Entertainment) and Terry Lickona (Austin City Limits).”

The 2016 Honors & Awards Show will include this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees and annual “of the year” nominees on the program: Bob Weir, Jim Lauderdale, William Bell, Billy Bragg, and Shawn Colvin, and will pay tribute posthumously to the great Woody Guthrie.

For the 14th consecutive year, Jim Lauderdale will host what Emmylou Harris calls “the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere” while multi-faceted producer/songwriter/performer Buddy Miller will assemble an all-star band to contribute to the night’s amazing music, this year featuring Dave Cobb, Stuart Duncan, Fred Eltringham, Steve Fishell, Matt Rollings, Chris Wood and The McCrary Sisters.

A live audio simulcast of the Honors & Awards show will be available via SiriusXM’s
Outlaw Country, and on Nashville area terrestrial radio stations: WRLT (100.1 FM), WSM (650 AM)
and WMOT (89.5 FM).

For more information on the Honors & Awards show, AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Conference and membership to the Americana Music Association, please visit: www.americanamusic.org.

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