Jackson Browne and Loretta Lynn will be among the artists honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 13th annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on September 17.
"Each year the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community. Six member-voted awards and several Lifetime Achievement Awards are handed out while over 2000 artists, music-loving fans and entertainment industry executives look on," say the organizers in a statement.
Browne gets the Spirit of Americana Award for Free Speech in Music because of his long career of using music as an activist platform.
Lynn meanwhile gets the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting for her string of classic country hits, including "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Fist City" and "Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)."
The event is hosted by Jim Lauderdale with the All Star Band led by the Buddy Miller.
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