Americana Conference Update
Lifetime Achievement Recipients Announced
September 12, 2011 at 1:09 PM (PT)
The AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE, running OCTOBER 12th-15th in NASHVILLE, has announced appearances by GREGG ALLMAN, ROBERT PLANT AND THE BAND OF JOY, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, JERRY DOUGLAS, JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, THE JAYHAWKS, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, FOSTER AND LLOYD, ELIZABETH COOK, HAYES CARLL, THE SECRET SISTERS and THE CIVIL WARS, among others.
One of the highlights of the four-day event is the AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS SHOW, set for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM. JIM LAUDERDALE will continue his tenure as master of ceremonies, joined for another year by BUDDY MILLER and his All-Star house band.
Now the AMA has announced its 2011 LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS: LUCINDA WILLIAMS (songwriting); GREGG ALLMAN (performer), JERRY DOUGLAS (instrumentalist); and RICK HALL (executive). There will also be a new award this year named TRAILBLAZER and it will go to journalist and radio host BOB HARRIS.
As already reported, the awards event has now been confirmed to broadcast live on NASHVILLE PUBLIC TELEVISION. In addition to the live awards broadcast, an edited version of the show will be aired NOVEMBER 19th as a special episode of the new season of the PBS series "AUSTIN CITY LIMITS."
For more information go to americanamusic.org.