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Van Morrison Honored at Americana Awards

Van Morrison To Be Honored At Americana Awards

With Lifetime Achievement For Songwriting

Van Morrison will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting at the 2017 Americana Honors and Awards on Sept. 13 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Van follows in the esteemed footsteps of past winners John Prine, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, John Fogerty and more.

Van, who penned such tunes as “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Into the Mystic,” “Domino” and “Gloria,” is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Van will also headline Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on Sept. 14 with his daughter, Shana Morrison, during the 18th annual Americana Fest. The performance will mark Van’s first show in Nashville in eight years. Tickets for the show go on sale on May 19 at 10 a.m. CT.

Americana Fest will bring more than 200 artists to multiple venues around Music City, including 3rd & Lindsley, The Basement, City Winery, The High Watt, The Cannery Ballroom, Mercy Lounge, The Family Wash, Station Inn, Downtown Presbyterian Church, The 5 Spot and more. The event includes conferences, panels and workshops throughout the week, Sept. 12–17.

In the coming days, Americana Fest will announce additional honorees in their Lifetime Achievement Award categories.

The full list of nominees for the 2017 Americana Honors & Awards show is below.

Album of the Year
American BandDrive-By Truckers (Produced by David Barbe)
A Sailor’s Guide to EarthSturgill Simpson (Produced by Sturgill Simpson)
Close Ties Rodney Crowell (Produced by Kim Buie and Jordan Lehning)
Freedom HighwayRhiannon Giddens (Produced David Bither, Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell)
The NavigatorHurray for the Riff Raff (Produced by Paul Butler)

Artist of the Year
Jason Isbell
John Prine
Lori McKenna
Margo Price
Sturgill Simpson

Duo/Group of the Year
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Drive-By Truckers
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
The Lumineers

Emerging Artist of the Year
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Amanda Shires
Brent Cobb
Sam Outlaw

Song of the Year
“All Around You” – Sturgill Simpson (Written by Sturgill Simpson)
“It Ain’t Over Yet” – Rodney Crowell (feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White) (Written by Rodney Crowell)
“To Be Without You” – Ryan Adams (Written by Ryan Adams)
“Wreck You” – Lori McKenna (Written by Lori McKenna and Felix McTeigue)

Instrumentalist of the Year
Spencer Cullum Jr.
Jen Gunderman
Courtney Hartman
Charlie Sexton

written by Jim Casey | NashCountryDaily

Crystal Gayle Update on Loretta Lynn Following Stroke

Crystal Gayle Posts New Twitter Update on Loretta Lynn Following Stroke

As NCD reported last week, Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke on May 4 at her Tennessee home. The update on Loretta’s website on May 5 stated, in part, that Loretta “is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.”

Loretta’s sister, Crystal Gayle, also reached out to fans on social media on May 5 by tweeting: “Many of you have heard that my sister, Loretta Lynn, had a stroke. Our family appreciates all your love, prayers and support. We hope for a speedy recovery!”

While updates on Loretta have been few and far between since last week, Crystal made a second Twitter post today (May 10), thanking fans for their prayers as well showering praise on Loretta’s “wonderful doctors and nurses.”

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NCD will continue to keep you updated on Loretta’s condition.

by Jim Casey | NashCountryDaily

Rhon’s Early Morning Inspiration For Wednesday

RhonsInspirationDaily2014Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Early Morning Inspiration For All In Need Of Some


In quietness and confidence shall be your strength

When you’re in a tough situation, your mind tends to go into overdrive. You mentally rehearse possible solutions at breakneck speed. Your brain becomes a flurry of activity! You scrutinize your own abilities and those of people you might call upon for help. If you find no immediate solution to your problem, you start to feel anxious. When you find this happening, return to Me and rest in quietness. Take time to seek My Face and My will rather than rushing ahead without clear direction.

I want you to have confidence in Me and My ways-patiently trusting in Me even when you can’t see the way forward. Whereas anxious striving drains you of energy, quiet confidence will give you strength. You can trust that I will not forsake you in your time of need. Keep communicating with Me about your situation, and be willing to wait-without pushing for immediate resolution. Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength.

Thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength. -Isaiah 30:15 nkjv

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. -Deuteronomy 31:6

Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. -Isaiah 40:31 nasb


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