Americana Awards Line-Up!

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The Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference has announced the full presenter and performer lineup for its 12th Annual Honors & Awards Show, which takes place next Wednesday, September 18 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

The event will include performances by Robert Hunter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dr. John, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Richard Thompson, John Fullbright, Shovels & Rope, Milk Carton Kids, JD McPherson, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison and Duane Eddy. Original Buffalo Springfield members Stephen Stills and Richard Furay will also come together to play the band’s iconic song ‘For What It’s Worth,’ and Holly Williams will offer a tribute to her late grandfather Hank Williams Sr.

The Honors and Awards Show will again be hosted by Jim Lauderdale and the house band will be led, as usual, by Buddy Miller (with Don Was, Larry Campbell, Greg Leisz, Marco Giovino and John Deaderick).

Presenters for the show include actor/musician Ed Helms, filmmaker Ken Burns, Rosanne Cash, Alejandro Escovedo, Jerry Douglas, Billy Bragg, The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams, Wilco’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, Tift Merritt and BBC legend, Bob Harris.

Lifetime and Special Achievement honors will be presented to Dr. John, Duane Eddy, Robert Hunter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Stephen Stills, Chris Strachwitz and Hank Williams (accepted by Holly Williams).

The Honors & Awards Show is the featured event of the Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference, which takes place from September 18-22. (The conference and festival features daily seminars and panels while night time performances bring more than 130 musical showcases (including 20+ Australian acts) to venues throughout Nashville.

2013 AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS Nominees

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Buddy & Jim, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale

Cheaters Game, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison

From The Ground Up, John Fullbright

O Be Joyful, Shovels and Rope

Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Buddy Miller

Dwight Yoakam

Emmylou Harris

Richard Thompson

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

JD McPherson

John Fullbright

Milk Carton Kids

Shovels and Rope

SONG OF THE YEAR

Birmingham – Shovels & Rope

Good Things Happen to Bad People – Richard Thompson

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

North Side Gal – JD McPherson

DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Shovels & Rope

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR

Doug Lancio

Greg Leisz

Jay Bellerose

Larry Campbell

Mike Bub

More details at: www.americanamusic.org

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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