Americana Music Association Awards show to air on Austin City Limits
ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival
(national broadcast to begin airing November 19th on PBS)
Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, The Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Justin Townes Earle
and more featured in one hour special
(The Avett Brothers perform during the 10th Annual Americana Honors & Award)
The awards show at the Americana Music Association conference is always one of the highlights of the conference. If you weren’t able to be there in person you now have a chance to experience the magic that happens there each year! (See the links from the press release below to find out when it’s on in your area.)
For Immediate Release:
Nashville, TN-November 8, 2011-Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Gregg Allman, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers and The Civil Wars are just a few of the artists appearing on “ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival,” sponsored by Nissan and airing starting November 19th on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). Called “the best awards show in the world” by Paste Magazine, the hour long special was filmed live at the Ryman Auditorium on October 13, 2011 during the sold-out Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards and features special performances from the genres’ established and rising stars.
Hosted by Jim Lauderdale, with an all-star house band led by Americana favorite Buddy Miller, the show runs the gamut of Americana music. It opens with a moving performance of “I’ll Fly Away,” in tribute to the 10th anniversary of the “O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack, with Harris, Krauss and others, and closes with an uplifting finale spotlighting the legendary Allman. In between are performances by Lauderdale, Earle, Lee, Miller, Plant and The Band of Joy, Candi Staton, The Avett Brothers, Lucinda Williams, The Civil Wars, Elizabeth Cook and Jessica Lea Mayfield. Most are backed by Miller’s ace sidemen, featuring Don Was, Greg Leisz, the McCrary Sisters, along with John Deaderick and brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars.
The program, described by Emmylou Harris as “the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere,” was filmed by High Five Entertainment and co-produced by its president Martin Fischer and Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona.
Emmylou Harris Alison Krauss Buddy Miller, Jerry Douglas and Don Was /I’ll Fly Away, “O’Brother” Tribute Performance
The Avett Brothers / The Once And Future Carpenter
Lucinda Williams / Blessed
Amos Lee / Cup of Sorrow
Elizabeth Cook / El Camino
The Civil Wars / Barton Hollow
Justin Townes Earle / Harlem River Blues
Jessica Lea Mayfield / For Today
Buddy Miller / Gasoline And Matches
Candi Staton / Heart On A String
Jim Lauderdale / Life By Numbers
Robert Plant / Monkey
Gregg Allman / Melissa
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