NPR MUSIC PRESENTS THE 2014 AMERICANA MUSIC HONORS & AWARDS – LIVE IN EXCLUSIVE WEBCAST, SEPT. 17
Watch Performances by Jason Isbell, Rosanne Cash, Valerie June & More at NPR.org/music
September 15, 2014; Washington, D.C. – To Nashville! NPR Music and Folk Alley return to the "Music City" to webcast the 13th annual Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards show on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Starting at 8PM ET, fans can watch the entire event, including performances by some of the genre's biggest names, in a live video stream at NPR.org/music, WKSU's FolkAlley.com and on participating public radio station websites.
Americana's leading man, Jim Lauderdale, will once again host the night of honors and live music at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. The show will feature more than 20 performances, including all four of the nominees for the Americana Music Association's 2014 Artist of the Year - Jason Isbell, Robert Ellis, Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash – as well as Emmylou Harris, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jackson Browne, JD Souther, Sturgill Simpson, Taj Mahal, Valerie June and many more. Follow @nprmusic, @folkalley and @americanafest during the show for updates as winners are named and performers – and surprise guests – take the stage.
About NPR Music
Since 2010, NPR Music has partnered with Folk Alley to offer audiences special broadcasts and coverage of the Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards show. NPR Music collaborates with NPR's newsmagazines, public radio Member Stations and the passionate NPR community to celebrate great music in every genre. Visit at NPR.org/music and via NPR Music mobile apps to experience our extensive archives of concerts, interviews and reviews of artists from all genres.
About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, Presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. For more information please visit www.americanamusic.org.
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