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Americana Music Association Announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees

This year’s Americana Music Association Awards will be held September 16 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Among the honorees will be the songwriting duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, members of Local 257 (Nashville, TN), who will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement award for songwriting. Ricky Skaggs, also a Local 257 member, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award as an Instrumentalist. The Lifetime Achievement in Performance will go to Los Lobos, members of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA). These musicians will be among the performers at the annual honors and awards ceremony, which will be taped to air on PBS later this year.

“These artists have not only influenced the Americana community, but the musical landscape on the whole,” says Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “They all have been an inspiration to our community and we are humbled they will honor us in song at the Ryman this fall.

The award show is part of the 16th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which will take place September 15-20 in Nashville.