Asleep at the Wheel to receive AMA award
Friday, July 10, 2009
– Asleep at the Wheel will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance at the 8th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, Sept. 17 in Nashville.
The band is the leading purveyor of Western swing music. Earlier this year, they released a collaboration with Willie Nelson, "Willie and the Wheel," to critical acclaim. "Our Ray Benson will leave a mark," said Nelson. "He's been a lot of places, done a lot of things and recorded it all."
Since 1969, the Austin-based band has released more than 25 albums and won nine Grammy Awards. Led by founder Benson, AATW has had more than 80 members .
The Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance is one of several career honors that will be handed out during the awards ceremony along with six-member voted best of the year-end categories.
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