Some of the biggest names from country music and Americana will descend on Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for this year’s Americana Music Awards.
George Strait will perform in honor of Jim Lauderdale, who penned over a dozen of his biggest career hits. This will mark one of only a handful of public performances since retiring from touring in 2012.
Strait will present Lauderdale with the Americana Music Association’s Wagonmaster Award. The honor is named after beloved Grand Ole Opry member Porter Wagoner. Each award is given to “valuable contributors to the course and history of Americana music.”
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Billy Bragg, Shawn Colvin, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Joe Henry, Jason Isbell, Alison Krauss, The Lumineers, the Milk Carton Kids, Buddy Miller, Parker Millsap, John Moreland, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir and Lucinda Williams are also set to perform during the ceremony.
The 15th Annual Americana Honors & Awards show will be held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The event will coincide with the 17th annual Americana Music Festival, which will be held from Sept. 20-25. Tickets, wristbands and VIP packages are still available through the AmericanaFest website