Sam Bush Honored by Americana Music Association
Sam Bush will receive the Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist award from the Americana Music Association this fall. The award presentation will take place during the Association’s Awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Jed Hilly, executive director of the Americana Music Association, praised Bush’s standing as one of the greatest mandolin players ever. “Sam has created his own genre and has become such an integral part of the Americana community,” Hilly said. “It’s such a privilege to honor him this year.”
As co-founder and leader of the seminal progressive bluegrass band, New Grass Revival, for 18 years, Bush was among the first purveyors of newgrass – the wild bluegrass stepchild that features rock ’n’ roll grooves and extended virtuosic jams. His newest album, “Circles Around Me” will be released Oct. 20.
The Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist is one of several career honors that will be handed out during the awards ceremony on Sept. 17. The event will be hosted by Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville.