The Milk Carton Kids to Host Americana Honors & Awards

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The Milk Carton Kids to Host Americana Honors & Awards

The Americana Music Association has named GRAMMY®-nominated duo Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan of The Milk Carton Kids as hosts of the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards show. The show is scheduled to take place at 6:30 PM (CDT) next Wednesday, September 12 at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and will also feature Musical Director Buddy Guy fronting an All-Star band including Don Was, Jerry Pentecost, Joe Pisapia, Ian Fitchuk, Lillie Mae, Josh Grange, Jim Hoke and the incredible McCrary Sisters. A live video stream of the 2018 Honors & Awards show will be webcast via Additionally, CMT is set to broadcast a special featuring performance highlights on Wednesday, November 28 at 8:00 PM CST; followed by a special broadcast of the television series Austin City Limits on PBS in February 2019.

Also being presented at the Honors & Awards show will be once-in-a-lifetime performances by legendary mainstays and trailblazing newcomers, showcasing the best and brightest from the community like k.d. lang, Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas, Rosanne Cash, John Prine, Robert Earl Keen, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, I'm With Her, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Mary Gauthier, Anderson East, Lilly Hiatt, Tyler Childers and Courtney Marie Andrews.

The Milk Carton Kids recently unveiled the music video for "Younger Years" from their latest album All The Things That I Did and All The Things That I Didn't Do. Recorded in a live, minimal setting at Layman Studios in Nashville, the "Younger Years" video displays The Milk Carton Kids' evolution from a folk duo to full seven-piece band. All The Things That I Did and All The Things That I Didn't Do is streaming now at all DSPs.

The Milk Carton Kids will embark on an epic North American headline tour in October including headlining shows at NYC's Brooklyn Steel, Chicago's Thalia Hall and LA's Ace Hotel. Before the tour begins, the band will play a one-off at Americanafest on September 13 at The Cannery in Nashville. For complete ticket information, please visit The Milk Carton Kids official website.


13 - Nashville, TN - The Cannery (Americanafest)


11 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel

12 - Blacksburg, VA - Lyric Theatre

13 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre *

15 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *

16 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *

17 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre *

18 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom *

19 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre

20 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

22 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre *

23 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *

25 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre *

26 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre *

30 - Edmonton, AB - Winspear Center Concert Hall

31 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre *


1 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox *

3 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *

5 - Berkeley, CA - UC Berkeley *

6 - Los Angeles, CA - Ace Hotel *

* w/ Special Guests The Barr Brothers

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