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Milk Carton Kids replace Lauderdale as Americana awards host

Thursday, September 6, 2018 – The Milk Carton Kids will host next week's Americana Honors &Ceremony, it was announced today with long-time music director Buddy Miller returning in that role.

The announcement of The Milk Carton Kids meant that after 15 years as host, Jim Lauderdale would no longer be handling that role.

"We absolutely love Jim, but we've decided to go with a new look this year," said Bryan Ros of the AMA.

The awards show is Sept. 12 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Performers at the show include Rosanne Cash, John Prine, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, k.d. lang, Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas, Robert Earl Keen, Brandi Carlile, 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.

The ceremony is part of the 19th annual AMERICANAFEST, held at various venues throughout Nashville during the week of Sept. 11-16.

Miller leads a band including Don Was, Jerry Pentecost, Joe Pisapia, Ian Fitchuk, Lillie Mae, Joshua Grange, Jim Hoke and the McCrary Sisters.

"We've been supported by and supporters of Americana since our inception," said the Kids' Kenny Pattengale and Joey Ryan in a statement.. "And the thought of hosting this event with so many of our friends and idols performing and receiving honors thrills us to no end. We've been working hard on the program and are excited to help present a memorable night. We hope, additionally, that we don't blow it."

A live video stream of the show will be webcast via NPRMusic.org. CMT will broadcast a special featuring performance highlights on Nov. 28 with a rebroadcast on Austin City Limits on PBS in February 2019.

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