Robert Hunter, Dr. John, Old Crow Medicine Show and More to Play Americana Honors & Awards
The Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference has revealed the full presenter and performer lineup for its 12th Annual Honors & Awards Show, which is set to take place on Wednesday, September 18 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
The event will include performances by 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,” and third-generation musician Holly William will offer a tribute to her late grandfather Hank Williams Sr.
The Honors and Awards Show will be hosted by Jim Lauderdale and will feature a house band led by Buddy Miller with Don Was, Larry Campbell, Greg Leisz, Marco Giovino and John Deaderick. 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.
In addition, Lifetime Achievement honors will be presented to Dr. John, Duane Eddy, Robert Hunter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Stephen Stills, Chris Strachwitz and Hank Williams (accepted by Holly Williams).
The Honors & Awards Show is the capstone event of the Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference, which will run from September 18-22. The conference and festival will feature daily seminars, panels and networking opportunities at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. There will also be nighttime performances that bring more than 130 musical showcases to venues throughout Nashville. A full schedule can be found here.