Posted: 16 September, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2023) — The Americana Music Association has announced its performers and presenters for the 22nd annual Americana Honors & Awards, taking place in Nashville on Sept. 20 at the famed Ryman Auditorium.

Continuing its reign as “the coolest music scene today” (The New York Times), this year’s Honors & Awards will deliver performances from award winning legends, buzzworthy new artists, and longtime fan favorites including 49 Winchester, Adeem the Artist, Allison Russell, Angel Olsen, The Avett Brothers, Bettye LaVette, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Hermanos Gutiérrez, Logan Ledger, Margo Price, The Milk Carton Kids, Nickel Creek, Noah Kahan, Patty Griffin, Rufus Wainwright, S.G. Goodman, Sunny War, The War And Treaty and William Prince.

Buddy Miller — Americana stalwart, songwriter, musician and producer — will again serve as musical director for the Americana All-Star Band, featuring Brady BladeCatherine PopperFred EltringhamJen GundermanJim HokeLarry Campbell and The McCrary Sisters.

Presenters include Anthony MasonDom FlemonsJessi ColterJim LauderdaleJonathan TaplinLyle LovettPete MullerSarah SilvermanShovels & RopeSilas HouseSteve JordanTeddy ThompsonWarren Zanes and William Bell.

In addition to the annual “Of the Year” awards presented during the program (view the nominees here), the 2023 Honors & Awards will include this year’s Lifetime, Trailblazer and Legacy Award Honorees: The Avett BrothersGeorge Fontaine Sr.Bettye LaVettePatty Griffin and Nickel Creek.

The 2023 Honors & Awards show will stream live via Circle Network’s YouTube channel and Americana Music Association’s Facebook page Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 CT, while live audio simulcasts of the show will be available via SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, and on Nashville area terrestrial radio stations: WRLT (100.1 FM), WSM (650 AM) and WMOT (89.5 FM).

Additionally, the program will be broadcast in the Austin City Limits time slot in November.

For more than two decades, the prestigious ceremony has celebrated pioneering mainstays and trailblazing newcomers, while featuring unforgettable moments in musical history including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash’s last live performance together, as well as offering show-stopping appearances by k.d. lang, Van Morrison, Mavis Staples, Bob Weir, Buddy Guy, George Strait, Don Henley, the late John Prine with Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, Emmylou Harris, Solomon Burke, Rosanne Cash, the late Dr. John with Dan Auerbach, Irma Thomas, Levon Helm, Robert Plant and many more.

The ceremony is the hallmark event for the 23rd annual AMERICANAFEST, held across 48 venues throughout Nashville during the week of September 19-23.

Tickets to the Americana Honors & Awards are on sale now, here. For more information on the association or to purchase passes to AMERICANAFEST, please visit


The 23rd annual AMERICANAFEST will take place September 19-23, 2023 in Nashville, Tenn., once again bringing together music industry professionals and fans alike for five days of discovery, insight and connections. AMERICANAFEST showcases hundreds of artists and bands throughout many notable venues in Nashville, TN. The destination event also features a first-rate industry conference, bringing together the top tier of the music business to discuss current industry topics and issues. Musical festivities are kicked off by the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards, which celebrates luminaries and welcomes the next generation of trailblazers while offering one-of-a-kind performance pairings at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. For more information, please visit

About the Americana Music Association and Americana Music Foundation:
The Americana Music Association (501(c)6) and its educational arm, the Americana Music Foundation (501(c)3), are professional not-for-profit organizations whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world and to preserve Americana music through education. The Association and its Foundation endeavors are to strengthen understanding, awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage, shine a light on inspiration and promote future creators’ capacity and engagement. Together, the two entities produce educational programs, musical performances and public events; including AMERICANAFEST, the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program, NYU’s Americana Artist-In-Residence program and the Smithsonian’s Roots to Pop series.


For more information, artist press photos or to request media credentials, please contact:
David Chamberlain | Americana Music Association | 615.386.6936 |
Jackie Marushka | Marushka Media | 615.417.6500 |
Americana Music Association | 615.386.6936 |