Loretta Lynn and Jackson Browne are among the artists who will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 13th annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony. The ceremony will take place September 17 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
Lynn will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting. Known as one of the most prolific songwriters in country music history, Lynn helped pave the way for women in country, penning songs like “The Pill,” “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” and “Rated X.”
Browne will receive the Spirit of Americana Award, Free Speech in Music. The award honors his years of using music as a platform for social activism. Browne vocally supports clean energy, Farm Aid and Amnesty International, among other organizations. He also used his songs as a platform to criticize U.S. foreign policy in the ’80s.
Additionally, Flaco Jimenez will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist, and Taj Mahal will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Performance.