AMA Announces 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
July 8, 2014 at 10:46 AM (PT)
The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION has announced the selection of JACKSON BROWNE, LORETTA LYNN, FLACO JIMÉNEZ and TAJ MAHAL as LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD winners to be presented at its 13th ANNUAL HONORS AND AWARDS ceremony on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE.
This show is part of the greater 2014 AMERICANA FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE and will be taped to air on PBS later this year in the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS timeslot and titled “ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2014.”
JACKSON BROWNE will receive the Spirit of Americana Award, Free Speech in Music, co-presented with the FIRST AMENDMENT CENTER.
LORETTA LYNN will receive The Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting.
FLACO JIMÉNEZ will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award as an Instrumentalist.
And in the category of Lifetime Achievement in Performance, the award goes to TAJ MAHAL.
“These artists have not only influenced the Americana community, but the musical landscape as a whole,” said JED HILLY, Ex. Dir. of the AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION. “They all have been an inspiration to our community and we are humbled they will honor us in song at the RYMAN this fall.”