Bob Weir, Shawn Colvin Lead 2016 Americana Music Awards Honorees

09/01/2016
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(Radio.com) Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir, Shawn Colvin and other icons of Americana will be honored at the 2016 Americana Music Awards this September, reports The Boot.

Bob Weir will be recognized with a Performer Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his work with the Grateful Dead, and his songwriting and rhythm guitar playing accomplishments. The Americana Music Awards recognized how Weir has 'personally [carried] on the Grateful Dead's music and ethos for more than 50 years," both with the iconic band and with other artists.

The 2016 Trailblazer honor will go to Shawn Colvin. The singer-songwriter has earned three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for her well-known hit 'Sunny Came Home;" In 2013, she published a memoir, Diamond in the Rough. Read more here.

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