Thursday, June 7, 2018
– kd lang will receive the Americana Music Association's Americana Trailblazer Award.
The honor will be presented to lang at the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards, on Sept. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
lang has a varied career ranging from hard core country to chanteuse.
She has also been a strong advocate of LGBTQ and animal rights throughout the years.
"We are beyond excited to honor k.d. lang at our hallmark event of the year," said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the AMA "Her unwavering artistry has set a new standard for any musician of this current generation, and we are humbled to honor that legacy."
"Sing it Loud" was lang's most recent solo studio album, released by Nonesuch in 2011. She also released an album in 2016 with Laura Veirs and Neko Case, "case/lang/veirs."
Separately, lang will also headline the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday, Sept. 16 as part of her "Ingénue Redux" Tour, celebrating the album's 25th anniversary.