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Americana Honors & Awards Nominees to be Announced May 11

Americana Honors & Awards Nominees to be Announced May 11

// 5.5.16

AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION TO ANNOUNCE 
2016 AWARDS NOMINEES WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 AT THE HISTORIC MANSION ON O STREET IN WASHINGTON, DC

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With Hosts The Milk Carton Kids

Special Guests to be Announced!

(Nashville, Tenn.) May 5, 2016 - The Americana Music Association will announce the nominees for the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, presented by the musicFIRST Coalition, on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, through NPR Music's Facebook Livestream, from the historic Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC.

This special program will be hosted by The Milk Carton Kids and will feature performances by some of Americana's most beloved artists.

NPR Music will offer the official announcement of the 2016 nominees through a Facebook Livestream. This is the latest in NPR Music's exclusive streams, taking audiences into live events across the country and offering commentary on the latest news shaping the music industry.

The winners of each category will be announced during the Americana Honors & Awards show on September 21, 2016at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The celebrated program is the capstone event of AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs from September 20-25, 2016.

Each year, the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community with six member-voted awards and with Lifetime Achievement awards, which will be announced leading up to the event.

Described by Emmylou Harris as "the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere," the Americana Honors & Awards show has been broadcast in the past on AXS TV, PBS, and via SiriusXM Radio, BBC2, WSM, Voice of Americana, and NPR.org. The show has featured many amazing moments in musical history including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash's last live performance together, as well as show-stopping appearances by Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, The Avett Brothers, Solomon Burke, Rosanne Cash, The Civil Wars, Dr. John with Dan Auerbach, Patty Griffin, Levon Helm, Robert Plant, and many more. Tickets for the Americana Honors & Awards are available to purchase by conference registrants of the weeklong event only.

Please visit www.americanamusic.org for more information about the Americana Honors & Awards and to purchase a conference registration.