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