Sturgill Simpson, Bobby Bare Among New Crop of AmericanaFest Acts

More than 160 performances set for September event in Nashville

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The Americana Music Association has announced more performers for its 15th Annual AmericanaFest, set for September 17-20. Taking place at venues throughout Nashville, AmericanaFest will feature Sturgill Simpson, Robert Ellis, Bobby Bare Jr., Elizabeth Cook, Steep Canyon Rangers and Angaleena Presley. They join an eclectic list of previously-announced artists, including the Avett Brothers, Lee Ann Womack, Sarah Jarosz and Marty Stuart.

Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn Among Top Americana Honorees

Kicking off this year's festival, the 13th Annual Honors & Awards show on September 17th at the Ryman Auditorium will pay tribute to music legends Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, Taj Mahal and Flaco Jimenez. Leading the pack of this year's nominees are Rosanne Cash, Robert Ellis and Jason Isbell. All three are up for Album of the Year, along with Sarah Jarosz, and for Artist of the Year, alongside Rodney Crowell.

Throughout AmericanaFest, more than 160 official showcases will take place at nearly a dozen of Music City's most popular nightspots and attractions. AmericanaFest information, including a full list of performers, is available here.