Stephen Stills Joins Americana Awards Show Lineup

americana music logo1The Americana Music Association Festival and Conference has finalized and announced the lineup for its upcoming 12th Annual Honors & Awards show Sept. 18 at the Ryman Auditorium. Among the planned highlights of the evening will be the original members of Buffalo Springfield, Stephen Stills and Richard Furay, reuniting to perform the band’s song “For What It’s Worth,” and Holly Williams offering up a musical tribute to her late grandfather Hank Williams Sr. before accepting a Lifetime and Special Achievement Award in his honor.

The event will also 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, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, and Duane Eddy.

Jim Lauderdale will host the show and Buddy Miller will lead the house band comprised of Don Was, Larry Campbell, Marco Giovono and John Deaderick. Presenters on tap for the evening 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.

The event is open to the general public and a limited number of tickets are still available through the Ryman box office and at The purchase of a conference registration includes a ticket to the awards show. Fans can also watch or listen to the show as it airs live on AXS TV,, Sirius/XM’s “Outlaw Country” and WSM (7pm CT/8pm ET). Austin City Limits will broadcast an edited special on the show Nov. 23.


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