The Americana Music Association Announces Its 2022 Honors & Awards Show Performers And Presenters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 31, 2022) — The Americana Music Association has announced its performers and presenters for the 21st annual Americana Honors & Awards, taking place in Nashville on Sept. 14 at the famed Ryman Auditorium.

Continuing its reign as “the coolest music scene today” (The New York Times), this year’s Honors & Awards will deliver performances from award winning legends, buzzworthy new artists, and longtime fan favorites including Adia VictoriaAllison RussellBrandi CarlileBuddy MillerChris IsaakFairfield FourIndigo GirlsJames McMurtryLucinda WilliamsLukas NelsonThe McCrary SistersMorgan WadeNeal FrancisPhosphorescentSierra Ferrell and The War And Treaty.

Buddy Miller — Americana stalwart, songwriter, musician and producer — will again serve as musical director for the Americana All-Star Band, featuring Brady BladeDon WasJen GundermanJim Hoke, Larry CampbellLorenzo MolinaRob Burger and The McCrary Sisters.

Presenters include ​Allison Moorer​, ​Dom Flemons​, ​Hayes Carll, ​Jerry Douglas​, ​Lucius​, ​Lyle Lovett, ​The Milk Carton Kids​ and ​Molly Tuttle.

In addition to the annual “Of the Year” awards presented during the program (view the nomineeshere), the 2022 Honors & Awards will include this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees:Al BellChris IsaakDon WilliamsFairfield Four and the Indigo Girls

The 2022 Honors & Awards show will stream live via Circle Network’s FacebookTwitter and YouTube channels (@CircleAllAccess) and Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 CT, 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). 

Additionally, for the second year as broadcast partners, Circle Network will air the Honors & Awards during a later broadcast on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 10 p.m. ET/9 CT. For additional details on how to watch visit

The program will also be broadcast on PBS in 2023.

Confirmed performers for the 2022 Americana Honors & Awards:

Adia Victoria
Allison Russell
Brandi Carlile
Buddy Miller
Chris Isaak
Fairfield Four
Indigo Girls
James McMurtry
Lucinda Williams
Lukas Nelson
The McCrary Sisters
Morgan Wade
Neal Francis
Sierra Ferrell
The War And Treaty

Confirmed presenters for the 2022 Americana Honors & Awards:

Allison Moorer
Brandi Carlile
Dom Flemons
Hayes Carll
Jerry Douglas
Lyle Lovett
The Milk Carton Kids
Molly Tuttle

Described by Emmylou Harris as “the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere,” the Americana Honors & Awards has been broadcast in years past on CMT, Austin City Limits via PBS, AXS TV and via SiriusXM Radio, BBC2, WMOT, WRLT, WSM, Voice of America and Circle Network.

For more than two decades, the prestigious ceremony has celebrated pioneering mainstays and trailblazing newcomers, while featuring unforgettable moments in musical history including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash's last live performance together, as well as offering show-stopping appearances by k.d. lang, Van Morrison, Mavis Staples, Bob Weir, Buddy Guy, George Strait, Don Henley, the late John Prine with Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, Solomon Burke, Rosanne Cash, the late Dr. John with Dan Auerbach, Irma Thomas, Levon Helm, Robert Plant and many more.

The ceremony is the hallmark event for the 22nd annual AMERICANAFEST, held across 36 venues throughout Nashville during the week of September 13-17.

Tickets to the Americana Honors & Awards are on sale now, here. For more information on the association or to purchase passes to AMERICANAFEST, please visit



The 22nd annual AMERICANAFEST will take place September 13-17, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn., once again bringing together music industry professionals and fans alike for five days of discovery, insight and connections. AMERICANAFEST showcases hundreds of artists and bands throughout many notable venues in Music City. The destination event also features a first-rate industry conference, bringing together the top tier of the music business to discuss current industry topics and issues. Musical festivities are kicked off by the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards, which celebrates luminaries and welcomes the next generation of trailblazers while offering one-of-a-kind performance pairings at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. For more information, please visit

About the Americana Music Association

The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-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 AMERICANAFEST and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.