The Americana Music Association Announces 2016 Lifetime Achievement Honorees
August 31, 2016 at 9:23 AM (PT)
The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION has announced this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Six honorees will be celebrated during AMERICANA’S 15TH ANNUAL HONORS & AWARDS show to be held at the RYMAN Auditorium in Nashville on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st.
The show officially kicks off the 17TH ANNUAL AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE taking place SEPTEMBER 20th-25th.
"This year's Lifetime Achievement recipients have inspired us through their culture-shaping music and art for years. It'll be nothing short of an honor to welcome them to the RYMAN stage in September," says JED HILLY, Americana Music's Executive Director.
The honorees are:
- BOB WEIR -- Performance
- WILLIAM BELL -- Songwriting
- BILLY BRAGG -- Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award
- SHAWN COLVIN -- Trailblazer
- WOODY GUTHRIE -- President’s Award
- JIM LAUDERDALE -- WagonMaster
For more information on the Honors & Awards show, AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Conference and membership to the Americana Music Association, visit www.americanamusic.org.