The Americana Music Association has named Buddy Guy as its 2018 Americana Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for Instrumentalist. The honor will be presented at the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards which will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium.
A seven-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Guy, 81, began his career playing on Chess Records sessions with Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters and later released his own recordings including “Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues” and “Born to Play Guitar.”
“Buddy Guy’s incomparable musical craftsmanship has been lovingly shared with us over the years,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association®. “As a community who reveres and honors groundbreaking artists and their work, we are humbled to present Buddy with this Lifetime Achievement honor in recognition and thanks for his musical and artistic contribution.”
His upcoming release, the aptly titled The Blues is Alive and Well, (June 15) will feature Mick Jagger, James Bay and more.
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