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AXS TV To BroadCast Americana Honors & Awards Sunday, March 9

AXS TV To BroadCast Americana Honors & Awards Sunday, March 9

// 3.11.14

 
 
2013 AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS
TO AIR ON AXS TV
 
CELEBRATION OF ROOTS MUSIC PREMIERES
SUNDAY, MARCH 9 at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT
 
Performers and Presenters Include
Stephen Stills, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Dr. John, Ry Cooder, Ken Burns, Rosanne Cash, Richard Thompson, Shovels & Rope, the Milk Carton Kids, Old Crow Medicine Show, Stella and Maisy Lennon;
 Hosted by Jim Lauderdale with Buddy Miller
 
 
(Nashville, Tenn.) March 4, 2014 – AXS TV will broadcast the 2013 Americana Honors & Awards program, a special dedicated to celebrating American Roots Music, hosted by Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller, at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM on Sunday March 9.
 
The Americana Honors & Awards, described by Paste Magazine as “the best awards show in the world,” honors Stephen Stills, Dr John and Robert Hunter, among others. In addition to the aforementioned honorees, the special will include performances from Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Duane Eddy, Richard Thompson, Delbert McClinton, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, and new Americana torchbearers Shovels & Rope, John Fullbright, the Milk Carton Kids, Lennon and Maisy Stella as well as JD McPherson. The program also features Holly Williams who pays a special tribute to her grandfather, the great Hank Williams.
 
In addition to Lifetime Instrumentalist, Performance, Songwriter and ‘Of the Year " awards presented throughout the evening, Ry Cooder presents the Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement for Executive Award to Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz.
 
The Finale of the program features Harris and Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Old Crowe Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor, Miller and Lauderdale, Billy Bragg, Tift Merritt, Carrie Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (Shovels & Rope) trading verses of the Crowell penned classic, “Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight.”
 
The program, presented by Nissan and the Tennessee Department of Tourism, was originally broadcast LIVE on AXS TV on September 18, 2013.  A one hour musical special was also created with performances culled from the event titled ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013 which aired in the Austin City Limits timeslot on PBS in November.  The new AXS TV special will feature all 17 performances from the critically acclaimed event as well as compelling and often heartwarming speeches by the artists honoring the best of the best of Americana.
 
The annual ceremony, which is held at the historic Ryman Auditorium, reflects the genre's brightest talents, honoring the roots of American music and its tapestry of influence.  From lyricists that articulate the human condition to unrivaled instrumentalists; Americana has been described by The New York Times as "the coolest music scene today."
 
AXS TV is nationwide in the United States on cable, satellite and telco (Dish, DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse).  Specific cable markets and their corresponding provider can be found at axs.tv/subscribe.
 
 
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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 & Conference and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.
 
 
The Americana Music Honors & Awards takes place at the historically cool Ryman Auditorium as part of the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented, in 2013, by Nissan.  Dates for the 2014 event are set for September 17-22, 2014. The event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering four days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium on opening night. Registrations for the 2014 can be purchased at www.americanamusic.org.
 
About AXS TV -
AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming by presenting unfiltered access to today’s top comedians, newsmakers, musical entertainers and their performances. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram Tumblr  and YouTube.