Americana Music Awards Recorded live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

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The 2017 Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony

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NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe present an exclusive webcast for Nashville's big night, with performances by Margo Price, Drive-By Truckers, Sam Outlaw, Rhiannon Giddens, Jason Isbell and more.

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In Conversation: Bob Boilen And John Paul White At AmericanaFest 2016

The host of All Songs Considered sits down with the former member of the Civil Wars to discuss the songs that changed his life.

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Nine Artists To Watch For At AmericanaFest 2016

NPR Music is headed to Nashville for this week's AmericanaFest where we'll be checking out some of the newest and most promising voices in roots music, along with a few veterans.

Nine Artists To Watch For At AmericanaFest 2016

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Songs We Love, Americana Edition: Margo Price And Friends

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The country singer-songwriter and friends will join NPR Music's Ann Powers at the Country Music Hall of Fame during AmericanaFest.

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The Mavericks, 'Pardon Me'

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The band has long challenged musical boundaries. It performs at the Americana Music Honors & Awards.

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Buddy Miller With Marc Ribot, 'Cold, Cold Heart'

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"With apologies to Hank Williams," singer Miller and guitarist Ribot perform an ornate cover.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie, 'Universal Soldier'

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A cultural icon performs her classic pacifist anthem solo at the Americana Music Honors & Awards.

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Lucinda Williams, 'East Side Of Town'

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The Americana Music Honors & Awards' Album Of The Year winner plays one of her best recent songs.

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Robyn Hitchcock Salutes Gillian Welch And David Rawlings

Read the British troubadour's paean to his longtime collaborators while handing them a Lifetime Achievement plaque at the Americana Honors and Awards

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Parker Millsap, 'Truck Stop Gospel' (Live)

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The Oklahoma singer preaches "Truck Stop Gospel" live at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville's "Mother Church of Country Music."

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Sturgill Simpson, 'Life Of Sin' (Live)

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Introduced as "the hero of outlaw country," Simpson lives up to the title in "Life Of Sin."

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Cassandra Wilson, 'I Want To Be Loved' (Live)

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An all-star house band stretches out behind Wilson's sultry vocal in this live performance of Willie Dixon's "I Want To Be Loved."

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Robert Ellis, 'Only Lies' (Live)

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Ellis' performance of "Only Lies" shows off the lyrical craftsmanship that has earned him a place among Americana music's young vanguard.

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Jackson Browne, 'Fountain Of Sorrow' (Live)

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Browne reaches back into his formidable catalog to perform a song from 1974's Late For The Sky — and proves he hasn't lost his touch in the decades since it was released.

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Jason Isbell, 'Cover Me Up' (Live)

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Isbell performs "Cover Me Up," which was named Song Of The Year at this year's AMA festivities, alongside his wife and frequent musical collaborator, Amanda Shires.

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The 2014 Americana Music Honors & Awards

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Loretta Lynn, Jason Isbell, Jackson Browne, and more of the most revered artists in roots music performed live from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.