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Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Wayne Taylor by Sherri GeorgeTazewell, VA -- On the heels of being inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame last Fall, the gifted vocalist, songwriter, and bass player Wayne Taylor of the multi-award winning, highly respected band Blue Highway is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Tazewell County Fiddlers Convention on Saturday, July 15, at 6:30 pm, at the Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park.

Americana Music Association Honors Iconic Artist Jim Lauderdale

JimLauderdaleBeloved songwriter, singer, and artist Jim Lauderdale will be the 2016 recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Wagonmaster Award, a special lifetime achievement honor reserved for the most valuable contributors to the course and history of America’s only broad roots music format. The award, named for country music icon Porter Wagoner, will be presented on September 21, 2016 by Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait, a global star who has recorded more than a dozen of Jim Lauderdale’s songs.

Barry Mitterhoff Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Barry MitterhoffScotch Plains, NJ -- Mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd Annual New Jersey Folk Festival. “I’m honored and excited about getting this Lifetime Achievement Award for playing and teaching bluegrass music in New Jersey over the last 47 years,” says Barry.

The McLain Family Band Honored with 2016 Lifetime Achievement LEXI Award

McLain Family BandThe Lexington Music Awards seek to honor the present and past glory of Lexington's entire music industry. With 31 categories spanning the music industry including best female vocal artist, best male vocal artist, Song of the Year, best music venue, and best educator, this is truly a comprehensive awards program. The McLain Family Band was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Also included are J.D. Crowe, Ricky Skaggs, Vince DiMartino, and J.P. Pennington. The awards took place Sunday, January 31st.

Ricky Skaggs Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Americana Music Association

Photo credit-Americana Music Association,Rick Diamond,Getty ImagesNashville, TN -- Last Wednesday night at the Americana Music Association's annual Honors and Awards ceremony, legendary country and bluegrass singer Ricky Skaggs was awarded the organization's esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist. From the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, guitar legend Ry Cooder presented Skaggs with the award.

Americana Announces the 2015 Honors & Awards Winners

Ricky Skaggs at Americana Honors & AwardsNashville, TN -- Americana -- "A lively genre embodies both the continuity and evolution of roots music," (Wall Street Journal) -- celebrated its 14th Annual Americana Honors & Awards tonight at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This year's winners reflected the community's "spirit of eclecticism" (New York Times), with Shakey Graves as Emerging Artist of the Year; John Leventhal, Instrumentalist of the Year; The Mavericks, Group/Duo of the Year; Lucinda Williams, Album of the Year ('Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone'); and Sturgill Simpson claiming both Song of the Year (for "Turtles All The Way Down") and Artist of the Year trophies.

Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Awards

Ricky SkaggsThe Americana Music Association announced the selection of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Henley, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Ricky Skaggs and Los Lobos as Lifetime Achievement Award winners to be presented at its 14th Annual Honors & Awards ceremony, presented by Nissan, on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Each of these artists will perform and the show will be taped for air on PBS later in the year.

Sam Bush to Receive Kentucky Governor's National Award

Sam BushSam Bush joins nine Kentuckians whose contributions - as artists or advocates - have raised the level of quality and awareness of the arts in Kentucky and the nation who are being honored by Gov. Steve Beshear for their lifelong commitment to and achievement in the arts as recipients of the 2015 Governor's Awards in the Arts.

Tony Rice Honored with Charlie Poole Lifetime Achievement Award

Tony Rice Receives Charlie Poole Music Festival Lifetime Achievement AwardSunday, June 12th, The Charlie Poole Music Festival awarded their Lifetime Achievement Award to bluegrass guitar master Tony Rice. This is a great award and was almost on time for Rice's 64th birthday which he celebrated June 8th.

The Louvin Brothers Receive Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award

Denise Holleman, Charlie "Sonny" Louvin Jr. and Kathy Louvin accept the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Louvin Brothers at the 2015 Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception on Feb. 7 in Los Angeles. This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of The Recording Academy's National Trustees to performers* who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.

NCBS Announces Their 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Penny Godlis; photo courtesy www.scbs.orgThe Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced that Bob Cole, Charlie Cran, Penny Godlis, and Chris Stevenson will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards. The January 24 ceremony & concert in Redwood City are part of the free weekend-long NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.

Charlie Poole Music Festival June 13-14

Charlie Poole Music Festival 2014Make plans now to attend the 19th annual Charlie Poole Music Festival in Eden, North Carolina - June 13th and 14th, 2014. We will be honoring David Holt with our Lifetime Achievement Award, and he will be in concert, along with Dom Flemons and the South Carolina Broadcasters, all on Friday evening. Saturday features all-day competitions plus a dance featuring The Hushpuppies with caller Aaron Ratcliffe. This festival is High, Wide and Handsome and as full of life and good times as Charlie's life. Come join the celebration.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Lifetime Achievement Awards

Jack TuttleThe Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced that the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards will honor four long-time bluegrass music teachers — Bill Evans, Steve Palazzo, Jack Tuttle, and Lee Anne Welch. The awards will be presented on January 25, 2014 as part of the Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theater in Redwood City.

John McEuen to Receive Charlie Poole Lifetime Achievement Award

John McEuenJohn McEuen will be the recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 18th annual Charlie Poole Music Festival in Eden, N.C. this weekend. The festival celebrates the music of Charlie Poole and his bandmates, The North Carolina Ramblers. Poole was a pioneer in music and an early entertainer in the country and bluegrass music genres. Poole and the band went to New York City in 1925, auditioned for Columbia Records, and recorded four tracks for the label.

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