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Jessica Lea Mayfield to Perform at Americana Music Awards Ceremony, Webcast Live on NPR.org

Jessica Lea Mayfield main by Michael Wilson

Jessica Lea Mayfield will perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, tonight for the Americana Music Association's 10th Annual Honors and Awards. Mayfield has been nominated for the 2011 Americana Music Award for New/Emerging Artist of the Year. The AMA Honors and Awards ceremony will also include live performances by this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients—Lucinda Williams, Jerry Douglas, and Gregg Allman—as well as a number of the other nominees.

NPR Music's Ann Powers and Folk Alley's Jessie Scott will host a live webcast of the event starting at 6 PM ET at npr.org. For folks in and around Nashville, the show will also be broadcast live on Nashville Public Television (NPT Channel 8) to the Middle Tennessee viewing area. An edited version of the award show will air across the US November 19 as a special episode of the PBS series Austin City Limits.

While in Nashville, Mayfield will perform an AMA Festival showcase at the Mercy Lounge tomorrow night. The following week, she'll join fellow AMA nominees The Avett Brothers (up for Duo/Group of the Year) for three concerts, October 18–21, in El Paso, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Mesa, Arizona. For additional details on these and other upcoming shows, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of Jessica Lea Mayfield's Nonesuch debut album, Tell Me, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.

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