Milk Carton Kids host Americana awards again
Monday, August 26, 2019
– The Milk Carton Kids will once again host the Americana Honors and awards Show, while Buddy Miller will return as musical director of the 18th annual event on Sept. 11 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
Miller will lead the Americana All-Star Band featuring Brady Blade, Ian Fitchuk, Jim Hoke, Shannon McNally, Dirk Powell, Don Was and the McCrary Sisters.
"Year after year, this show continues to raise the bar as a one-of-a-kind musical event, fueled by the passion of music-loving artists and fans," said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association.
The show will include this year's Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees: Felice & Boudleaux Bryant, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Frank Johnson, Delbert McClinton and Maria Muldaur. Mavis 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 as the Association recognizes her inspiration.
I'm With Her
Our Native Daughters
The War and Treaty
A live video stream of the 2019 Honors & Awards show will be webcast via NPRMusic.org, while live audio simulcasts of the show will be available via SiriusXM's Outlaw Country and on Nashville area terrestrial radio stations: WRLT (100.1 FM), WSM (650 AM) and WMOT (89.5 FM).
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