Americana Music Awards Announce 2017 Performers & Broadcast Partners
The 16th Annual Americana Music Awards will transpire on Wednesday, September 13th at the Mother Church of Country Music, The Ryman Auditorium, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Central as part of the week-long AmericanaFest in Nashville, and they have just announced the performers for the presentation, and how folks who cannot be in attendance can still tune in.
NPR once again will offer a streaming video feed from the Ryman during the event via NPRmusic.org, Sirius XM’s Outlaw channel will broadcast it to subscribers, and local radio stations WRLT (100.1 FM), WSM (650 AM) and WMOT (89.5 FM) will all broadcast audio from the awards on the air and online. Also on November 18th, Austin City Limits will broadcast an Americana special with highlights from the presentation on many PBS stations. Saving Country Music will also be blogging live from The Ryman during the presentation and broadcasts.
Attendees, viewers, and listeners can look forward to Jim Lauderdale once again hosting the awards, with Buddy Miller once again conducting the Americana house band that will include Larry Campbell, Robbie Crowell, Jim Hoke, Jerry Pentecost, Chris Wood and the McCrary Sisters.
“Year in and year out, the artists make this event special,” says Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “It’s an honor to produce this event with the best team in the biz, Michelle Aquilato, Martin Fischer (Talented Two Cats) and Terry Lickona (Austin City Limits).”
Performers at the 16th Annual Americana Music Awards include:
• Billy Bragg • Brent Cobb • Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm • Rodney Crowell • Iris DeMent • Drive-By Truckers • Rhiannon Giddens • Joe Henry • Hurray for the Riff Raff • Jason Isbell • The Lumineers • Lori McKenna • Van Morrison • Graham Nash • Old Crow Medicine Show • Sam Outlaw • Margo Price • John Prine • Amanda Shires • Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives • Aaron Lee Tasjan
READ: Nominees Announced for the 2017 Americana Music Awards
August 29, 2017 @ 7:08 pm
Listening to Jim Lauderdale’s soothing voice for two hours is one of the highlights of my year.
August 30, 2017 @ 12:44 am
Love that guy. Seeing him at Third and Lindsley was one of the highlights of AmericanaFest last year. That’s a tasty lineup for this year.
August 31, 2017 @ 7:21 am
Sometimes I wonder if his AMA spokesman “celebrity” overshadows his actual music. I’ve never much liked the term “Americana,” but his music represents the best of Americana for me. He can do it all (country, bluegrass, roots rock, blues rock, folky singer-songwriter, soul etc.) and do it all very well. And he has such a gift for melody.
August 31, 2017 @ 4:48 pm
There may be some truth to that. I know I’m guilty of watching him on the AMA’s every year but not really looking into his music.
August 30, 2017 @ 5:30 am
This is an award show ought to be… REAL MUSIC!
August 30, 2017 @ 6:40 am
Pretty pumped that I have a work conference that week in Nashville. Pretty sure my co workers care nothing about going so I ‘m going to be solo for this one. Going to be a good evening.
August 30, 2017 @ 7:01 pm
Does anyone else see a Drive-By Truckers reunion? Can you say “Outfit….or “Never gonna Change?”
August 30, 2017 @ 9:47 pm
“Decoration Day” comes to mind as well…
August 31, 2017 @ 5:54 am
I’d vote for Zip City. Also, Isbell loves “Heathens.”
I think it was on the DBT Secret to a Happy Ending documentary where Isbell said the worst part about not being in the band anymore was not being able to play those DBT songs. He said something like he could always call up his former band members but you can’t call a song.
August 31, 2017 @ 8:14 am
Yeah, I’d put money on “Heathens” if it actually happens.
August 30, 2017 @ 7:40 pm
God bless NPR for streaming the event.
August 31, 2017 @ 2:50 am
That lineup looks like my record collection.
August 31, 2017 @ 6:15 am
The nominations look the same as last year’s. I had to make sure I didn’t click on an old article.
August 31, 2017 @ 8:15 am
Trigger, I just got approved for a media pass, would love to shake your hand if you’re there too!
September 1, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Really looking forward to this year.