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
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
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
More details at: www.americanamusic.org