JACK WHITE, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, MARTIE MAGUIRE AND EMILY ROBISON, JOHN OATES AND GRACE POTTER ADDED TO LIST OF AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS SHOW PRESENTERS

Rocker Jack White and Americana torchbearer Lucinda Williams have been added to the list of presenters at the Thursday, September 9th Americana Music Honors and Awards Show presented by the Gibson Foundation. Also stepping up to the mic on the historic Ryman Auditorium stage that night are: 2010 Spirit of Americana Recipient Mary Chapin Carpenter, Grace Potter, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison (of The Courtyard Hounds & Dixie Chicks) and John Oates (of Hall & Oates).

2010 Lifetime Recipient for Songwriting John Mellencamp will kick off the show with a live performance. The roots music revelry wil continue on through the evening with emotionally charged performances by Emmylou Harris, The Avett Brothers, Rodney Crowell, Wanda Jackson, Rosanne Cash, Patty Griffin, Sam Bush, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ryan Bingham, Corb Lund, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Joe Pug, Sarah Jarosz and Will Kimbrough.

Each year, the honors and award show features a SURPRISE guest performer. 2010 is no different featuring a closing performance from a special artist that will blow your socks off.

Individual tickets are $55 and are available to the GENERAL PUBLIC online via Ticketmaster, Ryman.com or in-person at the Ryman box office.

The Honors & Awards are presented by the Gibson Foundation. Jim Lauderdale will continue his tenure as master of ceremonies, joined for another year by Buddy Miller and his All-Star house band featuring Don Was, Aaron Embry, 2010 Lifetime Achievement Honoree Greg Liesz and Bryan Owings. Over 2,000 artists, music lovers and industry executives attend the annual show, which is broadcast internatiionally via Sirius/XM Radio, WSM, BBC2 and Voice of America.

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