Shawn Colvin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Americana Honors & Awards

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Congratulations to Shawn Colvin, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 21. Also among the six Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Billy Bragg, this year's recipient of the Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award, and Woody Guthrie, the posthumous recipient of this year's President's Award. It was announced earlier this year that the Duo/Group of the Year nominees include both Lake Stree Dive and Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell.

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Congratulations to Shawn Colvin, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony this fall. She will be given the Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award by the Americana Music Association at the 15th annual event, which returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 21; the ceremony will be hosted by Jim Lauderdale with a house band led by Buddy Miller. Also among the six Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Billy Bragg, this year's recipient of the Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award, and Woody Guthrie, the posthumous recipient of this year's President's Award.

Shawn Colvin released three albums on Nonesuch Records: These Four Walls (2006), Live (2009), and All Fall Down (2012), her first album to be produced by Miller, a longtime friend and cohort. Bragg famously joined Wilco in putting music to lyrics by Guthrie for the Mermaid Avenue series of recordings, the complete collection of which Nonesuch released in 2013.

"These artists have not only influenced the Americana community, but the musical landscape as a whole," Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, said of the honorees. "They all have been an inspiration to our community and we are humbled they will honor us in song at the Ryman this fall."

The news of the Lifetime Achievement Awards follows the announcement earlier this year that the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards Duo/Group of the Year nominees include both Lake Street Dive, following the release of their Nonesuch debut album, Side Pony, and Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, who released their second duo album together, The Traveling Kind.

For additional details and to see the complete list of nominees, visit americanamusic.org.

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  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    Shawn Colvin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Americana Honors & Awards
    Michael Wilson

    Congratulations to Shawn Colvin, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony this fall. She will be given the Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award by the Americana Music Association at the 15th annual event, which returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 21; the ceremony will be hosted by Jim Lauderdale with a house band led by Buddy Miller. Also among the six Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Billy Bragg, this year's recipient of the Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award, and Woody Guthrie, the posthumous recipient of this year's President's Award.

    Shawn Colvin released three albums on Nonesuch Records: These Four Walls (2006), Live (2009), and All Fall Down (2012), her first album to be produced by Miller, a longtime friend and cohort. Bragg famously joined Wilco in putting music to lyrics by Guthrie for the Mermaid Avenue series of recordings, the complete collection of which Nonesuch released in 2013.

    "These artists have not only influenced the Americana community, but the musical landscape as a whole," Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, said of the honorees. "They all have been an inspiration to our community and we are humbled they will honor us in song at the Ryman this fall."

    The news of the Lifetime Achievement Awards follows the announcement earlier this year that the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards Duo/Group of the Year nominees include both Lake Street Dive, following the release of their Nonesuch debut album, Side Pony, and Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, who released their second duo album together, The Traveling Kind.

    For additional details and to see the complete list of nominees, visit americanamusic.org.

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