Americana Honors and Awards 2018 Details

Read about the performers at the Americana Honors & Awards Show 2018



The Americana Music Association has announced details for the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony this year.  Scheduled for next Wednesday, September 12 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the ceremony is the keystone for the Americana Festival and Conference (AmericanaFest) held in downtown Nashville September 11 to 16.

Winners of each “Of the Year” category will be revealed and this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are honored.


Who’s Performing?

Performances on the night will include a star-studded roster:

k.d. lang, Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas, Rosanne Cash, John Prine, Robert Earl Keen, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, I’m With Her, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Mary Gauthier, Anderson East, Lilly Hiatt, Tyler Childers and Courtney Marie Andrews.


Who’s in the Band?

The first-rate artists mentioned above will be backed by Americana’s most-awarded artist, songwriter, musician and producer Buddy Miller as he once again takes the reins of musical direction for the Americana All-Star Band featuring Don Was, Jerry Pentecost, Joe Pisapia, Ian Fitchuk, Lillie Mae, Josh Grange, Jim Hoke and the much-loved McCrary Sisters.


Who’s Hosting?

In a departure from tradition, Americana award-winning and Grammy-nominated duo The Milk Carton Kids (Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan) will be on hand to host the critically acclaimed program. (Jim Lauderdale has held the reins for many years)


What Can You Expect From The Hosts?

Here’s a sample:



Listening Through The Lens will be there to cover the ceremony and AmericanaFest as well.  Follow our adventures here.


Read about the performers at the Americana Honors & Awards Show 2018





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Author: Rob Dickens

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