Bonnie Raitt To Receive Americana Lifetime Achievement Award

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• April 26, 2012

Bonnie Raitt. Photo: Marina Chavez

Bonnie Raitt has been chosen by the Americana Music Association to receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance at the organization’s 11th Annual Honors and Awards, set for Wed., Sept. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium.

Raitt will also participate in the Artist Keynote Interview during the Conference. The in-depth interview, hosted by NPR Music’s Ann Powers, is slated for September 12 and open to conference attendees.

Raitt, a nine-time Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, launched Redwing Records in 2012 to release Slipstream, her first album in seven years.

Previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement honor include Gregg Allman, Levon Helm, Wanda Jackson, Asleep at the Wheel, Jason & the Scorchers, Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Chris Hillman, and Emmylou Harris.

The annual AMA Awards ceremony, hosted by Jim Lauderdale with band leader Buddy Miller, is part of the 13th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference which will be held September 12-15 at the Downtown Nashville Sheraton.

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