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Costello receives AMA honor

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 – The Americana Music Association will honor Elvis Costello, Maria Muldaur, Delbert McClinton and the songwriting team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant for lifetime achievement honors at the group's annual awards show Sept. 11 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The Bryants are receiving the President's Award. Costello is getting the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting; Muldaur the Trailblazer Award and McClinton the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance

Muldaur is best known for her hit "Midnight at the Oasis." McClinton has enjoyed a career straddling blues and country. The Bryants wrote many hits including "Bye Bye Love" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream." Costello has enjoyed a long career including New Wave and country.

The AMA previously announced that Rhiannon Giddens and the late Frank Johnson will receive the Legacy of Americana Award, being handed out for the first time in conjunction with the National Museum of African American Music.

The awards are being handed out as part of the 18th annual Americanafest in Nashville.

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