Americana Music Association To Announce 2013 Award Nominees Tuesday, May 14 – AXS TV To Broadcast Event Live From the Grammy┬« Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre

Musical Direction by Buddy Miller with Jim Lauderdale and the Americana All Star Band; Featuring performances by Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook and the Milk Carton Kids with special guest T Bone Burnett

(Nashville, Tenn.) May 8, 2013 – The Americana Music Association will announce the nominees for the 2013 Honors & Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 14th at 2PM ET/11AM PT. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre in downtown Los Angeles live on AXS TV, with a special encore presentation at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

This special one-hour program will feature Americana stalwarts Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller with their All Star band (Fats Kaplin, Brian Owings and Jay Weaver) and performances by Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook, The Milk Carton Kids with special guest T Bone Burnett.

The winners of each category will be announced during the Americana Honors and Awards show on September 18, 2013 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, which will be broadcast live on AXS TV. The celebrated program is the capstone event of the Americana Music Festival and Conference, which runs from September 18-22, 2013.

An edited version of the program, titled ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival, will be broadcast on KLRU-Austin PBS in the Austin City Limits time slot on November 23, 2013.

Each year, the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community with six member voted annual awards and with Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be announced leading up to the event. Jim Lauderdale hosts the critically acclaimed show with Buddy Miller as the program’s bandleader.

Described by Emmylou Harris as “the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere,” the Americana Honors and Awards show has been broadcast via SiriusXM Radio, BBC2, WSM and Voice of America. The show has featured many amazing moments in musical history including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash’s last live performance together, as well as show-stopping appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, The Avett Brothers, Solomon Burke, Rosanne Cash, Civil Wars, Patty Griffin, Levon Helm, Robert Plant and many more.

About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional non-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world.. The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, Presented by Nissan, which will take place September 18-22, 2013 in Nashville, TN. Americana Music Festival and Conference Registrations are now available at Early Bird rates through the store at americanamusic.org.

Find out more about the Americana Music Association at www.americanamusic.org

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AXS TV Launched in July 2012 under the vision and stewardship of entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is the premier destination for live events, breaking news, and as-they-are-happening trends in the worlds of pop culture, music, fashion, and entertainment.

AXS TV Concerts is the premier source on television for 100% live music. From multi-day festivals to stadium tours to club acts, AXS TV delivers an unparalleled shared experience for fans of all genres. Leveraging the network’s vast landscape, artists expand their reach to live behind-the-scenes moments, live fan Q&As, social media engagement and more unique opportunities specifically for the AXS TV audience. With multiple live concerts weekly, AXS TV is the number one destination for artists and their fans to experience and share a pure live event in the world of music and pop culture. Live LIVE!

With production facilities at AEG’s owned and operated L.A. LIVE (which includes venues such as STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia and The GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater), as well as their access to their worldwide network of the busiest venues of all sizes, AXS TV has the inside track to programming that connects audiences with the complete live experience.

From show creation and development to rehearsals, sound-check and performance and right thru the after-party, AXS TV viewers get an immersive look into their favorite acts touring today from across the globe.

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For more information please contact:

Americana Music Association – (615) 386-6936
press@americanamusic.org
Amanda Hale – Vector Management/Americana Board of Directors – amandah@vectormgmt.com
Jed Hilly – Americana Music Association – jed@americanamusic.org

AXS TV
Amy Pfister – apfister@axs.tv

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