k.d lang To Receive Americana Trailblazer Award

The Americana Music Association has named kd Lang as its Trailblazer honouree at this year’s Awards which will be held at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday September 12.
Lang is a four-time GRAMMY® Award-winner recognized for her albums including “A Wonderful World” (2003) and “Absolute Torch and Twang” (1989). In 1996, lang received Canada’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada. k.d. has also performed alongside musical luminaries including Tony Bennett, Roy Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, and Loretta Lynn. The Canadian native collaborated with Neko Case and Laura Veirs to release the joint LP “case/lang/veirs” in 2016. She sang at the closing ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and has contributed music to the soundtracks of several films, including Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Happy Feet. lang has also continued to utilize her star-powered platform to benefit others as a fearless advocate of LGBTQ and animal rights throughout the years.
An Evening with k.d. lang: The iconic singer will be closing out AMERICANAFEST® week with a special separate ticketed show on Sunday, September 16 at the Ryman Auditorium.
AMERICANAFEST® Conference Registrants and Americana Music Association® members will receive an exclusive pre-sale opportunity with a unique code via email to buy tickets here starting on Wednesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. (CDT) If you would like to buy a Conference Registration or become a member to get in on this pre-sale opportunity, you may do so here until Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. (CDT)
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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