Monday, August 29, 2011

HONORS AND AWARD SHOW TO BE TELEVISED

Nashville, TN, August 29, 2011: The 10th annual Americana Music Association's Honors and Award Show at the Ryman Auditorium will be broadcast live Thursday October 13th on Nashville Public Television (NPT Channel 8) to the Middle Tennessee viewing area.  Confirmed to attend include Jim Lauderdale, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Elizabeth CookHayes Carll, The Secret Sisters, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Civil Wars and many more.
 
An edited version of the award show will be aired November 19, 2011 as a special episode of the new season of the highly-acclaimed PBS series Austin City Limits,  (check local listings for exact local day and time). "ACL PRESENTS: AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011" will reach approximately 98% of American TV households via PBS stations nationwide.
 
"It was time to bring the Americana Honors to another level," said Jed Hilly Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. "We could not have better partners in Nashville Public Television President and CEO Beth Curley for our Middle Tennessee premiere and Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona to take this to a national audience."
 
The program, described by Emmylou Harris as "the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere," will be filmed by High Five Entertainment and co-produced by its President Martin Fischer along with Lickona, Courtney Gregg, Holly Lowman and Hilly.
 
The Honors and Award Show is the capstone event of the Americana Music Festival and Conference presented by Nissan that will take place October 12-15, 2011 in Nashville, TN.  A limited number of tickets are available at ryman.com.  For more information go to americanamusic.org

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