The Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference has revealed the full list of performers and presenters for the 12th Annual Honors & Awards Show. Hosted by Jim Lauderdale and featuring a house band led by Buddy Miller, the show is set for Wednesday, September 18 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The program will air live on AXS TV with a special edition taped for PBS set to air on Austin City Limits in November.
Performs will include Robert Hunter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dr. John, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Richard Thompson, John Fullbright, Shovels & Rope, Milk Carton Kids, JD McPherson, Mike Bub, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Holly Williams 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,” while Holly Williams will pay tribute to her grandfather Hank Williams Sr.
Presenters include actor/musician Ed Helms, filmmaker Ken Burns, Rosanne Cash, Alejandro Escovedo, Jerry Douglas, Aoife O’Donovan, Billy Bragg, The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams, Wilco’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, First Amendment Center president Ken Paulson, Tift Merritt and BBC legend, Bob Harris.
Dr. John, Duane Eddy, Robert Hunter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Stephen Stills, Chris Strachwitz and Hank Williams (posthumous) will receive Lifetime and Special Achievement during the show.
The Honors & Awards Show is the main event of the Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference which runs from September 18-22. The conference and festival features daily seminars, panels and networking opportunities as well as more than 130 music showcases. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.americanamusic.org.