George Strait To Honor Jim Lauderdale At Americana Awards

Country music star George Strait will honor singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Americana Honors and Awards Show, to be held Sept. 21 in Nashville.

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AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

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MagnoliaFest, Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.

Strait has recorded more than a dozen of Lauderdale’s songs. He will present him with the Wagonmaster Award, named for country music icon Porter Wagoner, it was announced Friday.

Lauderdale has been host of the annual awards show for the last 14 years. He was named artist of the year at the first Americana Honors and Awards Show in 2002.