The upcoming Americana Music Association Honors and Awards will be broadcast live on Nashville Public Television to the Middle Tennessee viewing area on NPT channel 8. Confirmed to appear at the Oct. 13 show at the Ryman are genre stalwarts and rising stars including Jim Lauderdale, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Elizabeth Cook, Hayes Carll, The Secret Sisters, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and The Civil Wars.
“It was time to bring the Americana Honors to another level,” explains Jed Hilly Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “We could not have better partners in Nashville Public Television President and CEO Beth Curley for our Middle Tennessee premiere and Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona to take this to a national audience.”
In addition to the live awards broadcast, an edited version of the show will be aired Nov. 19 as a special episode of the new season of acclaimed PBS series Austin City Limits (check local listings).
The program will be taped by High Five Entertainment and co-produced by its President Martin Fischer along with Lickona, Courtney Gregg, Holly Lowman, and Hilly.
The Honors and Award Show is the capstone event of the Americana Music Festival and Conference presented by Nissan, running Oct. 12-15, 2011 in Nashville. A limited number of awards tickets are available at ryman.com. For more information go to americanamusic.org.