Asleep at the Wheel will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance at the 8th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, presented by the Gibson Foundation, scheduled for Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium. Since 1969, the Austin-based band has released over twenty-five albums, charted over twenty Billboard singles and won nine Grammy Awards.
The Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance is one of several career honors that will be handed out during the awards ceremony, which will be hosted by Jim Lauderdale.
From Sept. 16-19, 2009, the 10th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will offer seminars, panels and networking opportunities at the Nashville Convention Center by day, and bring a stellar lineup of musical showcases each evening. Conference registrations are currently available at the early bird discount rate of $350 for members and $450 for non-members at the Americana Music Online Store.