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Austin City Limits, NPT host Americana awards show

Monday, August 29, 2011 – The 10th annual Americana Music Association's Honors and Award Show will be broadcast live Thursday Oct. from the Ryman on Nashville Public Television to the Middle Tennessee viewing area and later on Austin City Limits.

Confirmed to attend include Jim Lauderdale, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Elizabeth Cook, Hayes Carll, The Secret Sisters, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica Lea Mayfield and The Civil Wars.

An edited version of the award show will be aired Nov. 19, as a special episode of the new season of the PBS series Austin City Limits as "ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2011."

"It was time to bring the Americana Honors to another level," said Jed Hilly Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. "We could not have better partners in Nashville Public Television President and CEO Beth Curley for our Middle Tennessee premiere and Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona to take this to a national audience."

The show is part of the Americana Music Festival and Conference presented by Nissan that will take place Oct. 12-15, 2011 in Nashville.

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