Americana Awards Nominees Coming Next Week

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• May 24, 2012

Nominations for 2012 Americana Honors & Awards will be revealed May 31. The announcement ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. PST at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre in Los Angeles with host Jim Lauderdale, band leader Buddy Miller, Americana All-Stars Greg Leisz, Don Heffington and with special guests Robert Ellis, Shelby Lynne and Lucinda Williams.

The Americana Honors & Awards will be presented Sept. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium, where Bonnie Raitt will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 13th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, kicks off Wed., Sept. 12 and runs through Sat., Sept. 15. The conference will offer daily seminars, panels and networking opportunities based at the Downtown Nashville Sheraton Hotel. The festival brings more than 100 showcases to venues throughout Music City. Last year, approximately 1,000 industry professionals attended the conference, while more than 12,000 fans enjoyed the festival’s musical events.

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