The singer will be picking up a lifetime achievement award from The Americana Music Association later this month and will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October.

Hiatt’s trek, which kicked off September 9 in Colorado, will see the iconic musician on the road through the end of October, with stops scheduled at The Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, Ariz. (September 11), The Backyard in Austin (September 14) and Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tenn. (September 19).

Hiatt will hook up with fellow singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett beginning September 26 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Fla.

Other highlights on the duo’s itinerary include Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Ga. (September 27), Alys Stephens Center for Performing Arts in Birmingham, Ala. (October 10-11), Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tenn. (October 15), Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Va. (October 18), and The Opera House in Boston (October 22).

Hiatt will also once again be joining the cruise February 28 – March 7, 2009.

Other artists scheduled for the voyage include Lovett, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile, Buddy Miller, Marc Broussard, Joe Ely, Girlyman, Tift Merritt, Shawn Mullins, Over the Rhine and Webb Wilder.

The cruise, which celebrates “folk, blues, Americana, and the best singer-songwriters around,” departs from the Port of Miami and will make its way to stops in Samana, St. Thomas, Tortola, and Great Stirrup Cay, before returning home.

Complete information on departure details as well as package pricing is available at