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Americana Music Association to give Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn lifetime achievement awards

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, blues musician Taj Mahal performs at All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, in Atlanta. Taj Mahal, along with Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, and conjunto musician Flaco Jimenez will receive lifetime achievement awards at this year’s Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony this September in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, blues musician Taj Mahal performs at All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, in Atlanta. Taj Mahal, along with Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, and conjunto musician Flaco Jimenez will receive lifetime achievement awards at this year’s Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony this September in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 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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http://www.americanamusic.org

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