Performers Revealed – Americana Honors and Awards 2019

See who’s performing at the Americana Awards 2019

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The Americana Music Association has unveiled details of the Americana Honors and Awards to be held next month in Nashville, the gala night being the cornerstone of AmericanaFest.

The Hosts

For the second consecutive year, Americana Award-winning and Grammy-nominated duo The Milk Carton Kids, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, will host the program.

The Band

Americana stalwart, songwriter, musician and producer Buddy Miller again will take the reins of musical direction for the Americana All-Star Band featuring Brady BladeIan FitchukJim HokeShannon McNallyDirk PowellDon Was and the McCrary Sisters.

The Performers

Award nominees and honorees will be on show on the night as well as some other treats. The performers will be Jade BirdBrandi CarlileElvis CostelloMark ErelliRhiannon GiddensI’m With HerRuston KellyDelbert McClintonLori McKennaMaria MuldaurJohn PrineJ.S. OndaraOur Native DaughtersErin RaeAmanda ShiresMavis StaplesThe War and Treaty and Yola.

The Backdrop

The ceremony will be held 11 September at The Ryman Auditorium and is a key part of the 20th annual AmericanaFest, held at various venues throughout Nashville during the week of September 10-15.

In addition to the annual “Of the Year” awards presented during the program, the 2019 Honors & Awards will include this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees: Felice & Boudleaux Bryant, Costello, Giddens, Frank Johnson, McClinton and Muldaur. Staples, who was honored with the “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech Award in 2007 (presented in partnership with the First Amendment Center), will also be celebrated.

Tickets for the Americana Honors & Awards are exclusively available for purchase by AmericanaFest Conference Registrants.

Read our take on last year’s AmericanaFest.


See who’s performing at the Americana Awards 2019

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