The Americana Honors & Awards, Presented by Nissan, Wednesday September 12, 2012 at The Ryman Auditorium

Performers and Presenters include: Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes, The Mavericks, Richard Thompson, Punch Brothers, The Civil Wars, Booker T. Jones, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Wallflowers and more…

 
September 5, 2012, Nashville: The Americana Music Association announced today the list of performers and presenters to appear on the 11th annual Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, Wednesday, September 12 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. 
 
The performer list includes the best and brightest icons and rising stars: Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes, Booker T. Jones, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Deep Dark Woods, Hayes Carll with Cary Ann Hearst, Guy Clark, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, John Hiatt, Justin Townes Earle, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Punch Brothers, Tom T. Hall with Lee Ann Womack and Peter Cooper, Robert Ellis, Sarah Jarosz, The Mavericks, Richard Thompson, and an all-star finale tribute to Levon Helm.
 
The list of Americana luminaries extends to the presenters of the awards featuring The Civil Wars, Patterson Hood, Sara Watkins, Brandi Carlile, Amy Helm, Sam Bush, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Allison Moorer, Rodney Crowell, Mike Mills, Jody Stephens and The Wallflowers.
 
Americana fans can choose one of many ways to watch or listen to the spectacular lineup live from The Ryman Auditorium on September 12. The Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan will be airing live on AXS TV, NPR.org, Sirius/XM and WSM (7pm CT/8pm ET). “Austin City Limits,” will broadcast an edited special November 10thVoice of America and Bob Harris of BBC2 will broadcast overseas in the following weeks.
 
The program, described by Paste Magazine as “the best awards show in the world,” will again be helmed by the best two men for the job, host Jim Lauderdale and band leader Buddy Miller. Miller will be leading and performing with the All-Star Band that includes Don Was, Rami Jaffee, Brady Blade & Larry Campbell.
 
The awards show kicks off the festival with more than 100 official showcases throughout Music City. Last year more than 12,000 fans enjoyed the festival’s musical events. Wristbands for all evening showcases at participating venues are only $50 and can be purchased now here, or at Grimey's New and Preloved Music, Fanny's House of Music, and the Downtown Nashville Visitors Center at the Bridgestone Arena.
 
Music industry professionals and those interested in the business of great music can still purchase Festival and Conference Registrations at the reduced rate of $350 for Americana Music Association members and $450 for non-members. Registrants receive entrance to all sanctioned daytime conference music, panels and parties, plus priority access to all evening showcase performances.