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Levitan to receive Americana award

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 – Ken Levitan, manager of Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, the Kings of Leon and Dierks Bentley, will receive the Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for an Executive at the Americana Music Association's 8th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony, slated for Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The founder and current co-president of Vector Management, Levitan also manages Patty Griffin, John Hiatt, Buddy Miller Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Bon Jovi, B-52s, Ben Folds, John Hiatt, Michael McDonald, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trisha Yearwood, Peter Frampton and Trace Adkins.

Levitan got his first taste of the music industry when, as a Vanderbilt undergrad, he served as chairman of the Vanderbilt Concert committee.

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