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Loretta Lynn, Jackson Brown to get lifetime Americana awards

Loretta Lynn, Jackson Brown to get lifetime Americana awards

HONORED:Loretta Lynn will be honored for her songwriting achievement. Photo: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, conjunto musician Flaco Jimenez and blues musician Taj Mahal will receive lifetime achievement awards at The Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, in September.

Browne, who has lent his voice to a number of social policy issues including clean energy, will receive the “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting will go to Lynn, who wrote hits such as “The Pill” and “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind).”

Lifetime Achievement Awards for instrumentalist and performance will go to Jimenez and Taj Mahal respectively.

The organization is also partnering with Lincoln Center for the Americanafest NYC in August.

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