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AirPlay Direct Congratulates the Americana Music Association on PBS Special

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AirPlay DirectHosted by Jim Lauderdale, with an all-star house band led by Americana favorite Buddy Miller, the show runs the gamut of Americana music. "There are still opportunities to catch this festival overview on PBS, " encourages Robert Weingartz, Chairman and CEO of AirPlay Direct. "This program contains collaborations that are a must see and it serves as another reminder that this music is impacting all generations around the globe. Our search for the next Americana star is about to close and we hope to see our winner on this program next year."

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival opens with a moving performance of "I'll Fly Away," in tribute to the 10th anniversary of the O' Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, with Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and others, and closes with an uplifting finale spotlighting the legendary Greg Allman. In between are performances by Jim Lauderdale, Justin Townes Earle, Amos Lee, Buddy Miller, Robert Plant and The Band of Joy, Candi Staton, The Avett Brothers, Lucinda Williams, The Civil Wars, Elizabeth Cookand Jessica Lea Mayfield. Most are backed by Miller's ace sidemen, featuring Don Was, Greg Leisz, the McCrary Sisters, along withJohn Deaderick and brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars.

The program, described by Emmylou Harris as "the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere," was filmed by High Five Entertainment and co-produced by its president Martin Fischer and Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona.

Performance Rundown:

  • Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller, Jerry Douglas and Don Was -- "I'll Fly Away", O'Brother Tribute Performance
  • The Avett Brothers -- "The Once And Future Carpenter"
  • Lucinda Williams -- "Blessed"
  • Amos Lee -- "Cup of Sorrow"
  • Elizabeth Cook -- "El Camino"
  • The Civil Wars -- "Barton Hollow"
  • Justin Townes Earle -- "Harlem River Blues"
  • Jessica Lea Mayfield -- "For Today"
  • Buddy Miller -- "Gasoline And Matches"
  • Candi Staton -- "Heart On A String"
  • Jim Lauderdale -- "Life By Numbers"
  • Robert Plant -- "Monkey"
  • Gregg Allman -- "Melissa"

To find out when ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival airs on your local PBS station visit www.AustinCityLimits.org, www.PBS.org.

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