Thursday, September 9, 2021
– Brandi Carlile, Steve Earle, The Highwomen, Jason Isbell, The Mavericks, Keb' Mo', Margo Price and Allison Russell will perform at this month's Americana Music Awards show in Nashville, the Americana Music Association announced today.
Others slated to perform include Sarah Jarosz, Valerie June, Charley Crockett, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Amythyst Kiah and Carla Thomas.
Buddy Miller will return as musical director for the ceremony. After a break due to the pandemic in 2020, the Honors & Awards will return to Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
The Americana All-Star Band featuring Don Was, Jen Gunderman, Jim Hoke, David Mansfield, Jerry Pentecost, Aaron Lee Tasjan and the McCrary Sisters will be under Miller's direction.
A live video stream of the 2021 Honors & Awards show will be webcast via Circle TV's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels, as well as NPRMusic.org, while live audio simulcasts of the show will be available via SiriusXM's Outlaw Country, and on Nashville area terrestrial radio stations: WRLT (100.1 FM), WSM (650 AM) and WMOT (89.5 FM).
In February 2022, PBS will broadcast ACL Presents: The 20th Annual Americana Honors, a special episode of Austin City Limits featuring performance highlights from the evening.
The awards show is one activity of the annual event, which also includes many showcases and panels.