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Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley and More to Receive Americana Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Americana Music Association has chosen Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Los Lobos and duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings as the recipients for 2015’s lifetime achievement awards.

Each artist will be recognized for their individual talents and contributions to the genre over the years.

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Skaggs will be recognized for his talents as a mandolin player and role in popularizing bluegrass music. Eagles co-founder Henley will be honored for his genre-crossing releases and efforts to preserve and protect artists’ rights. Welch and Rawlings are being recognized in a joint-award for their incredible songwriting, which has produced classics including “Time”, “Look at Miss Ohio”, and “Didn’t Leave Nobody but the Baby”.

Sainte-Marie will be given the Spirit of Americana – Free Speech in Music award for the social activism and commentary that have been focal points in her music since the beginning of her career in the 60s. Los Lobos will be honored for their high-energy performance style that stems from a unique blend of American and global influences.

This group of musicians will be presented with their honors at the 14th annual Americana Music Association Awards on Sept. 16 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The ceremony will be held in the middle of this year’s Americana Music Festival and Conference, which will take place Sept. 15-20 in Nashville.

To attend the 2015 Americana Music Association Awards, you must register as a paid conference participant. To find out more information about the ceremony, visit the Americana Music Association website.

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Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley and More to Receive Americana Lifetime Achievement Awards