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They're back...Lauderdale, Miller take lead roles at AMA show

Monday, August 28, 2017 – The Americana Music Association announced today that Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller will return to host and musically direct, respectively, the 16th annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony next month.

Van Morrison, Jason Isbell, Graham Nash, John Prine, Rhiannon Giddens, Rodney Crowell, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Iris DeMent, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, the Drive-By Truckers, Old Crow Medicine Show and Lori McKenna are among the performers at the show on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

The Lumineers, Margo Price, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Brent Cobb, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Sam Outlaw, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry and Amanda Shires also were confirmed performers.

Returning for the 15th consecutive year, Lauderdale will preside as host over the festivities, while Americana's most-awarded artist, songwriter, musician and producer Buddy Miller takes the reigns of musical direction of the Americana All-Star Band featuring Larry Campbell, Robbie Crowell, Jim Hoke, Jerry Pentecost, Chris Wood and the McCrary Sisters.

In addition to honors to be announced that night, this year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Cray, DeMent, the Hi Rhythm section, Morrison, Nash and HighTone Records Founders Larry Sloven and Bruce Bromberg.

A live video stream of the 2017 Honors & Awards show will be webcast via NPRMusic.org. Austin City Limits will capture air highlights from the show for broadcast on Nov. 19 on PBS.

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