Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Rosanne Cash, Okay.D. Lang Set For CMT's '2018 Americanafest' Special: Exclusive

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CMT will have a good time Americana music with 2018 Americanafest, a 90-minute particular airing Dec. 6 on the community.

The program will function performances from the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony held in September at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, in addition to unique interviews with artists together with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Margo Price and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. 

The performances embrace Carlile (“The Joke”), Buddy Guy (“Damn Right, I’ve Got The Blues”), I’m With Her (“Overland”), Irma Thomas (“Time Is On My Side”), Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (“White Man’s World”), Prine (“Summer’s End”), ok.d. lang (“Trail Of Broken Hearts”), Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (“Forget About Georgia”), Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (“Hey Mama”), Fantastic Negrito, Nelson and Rateliff (“Fortunate Son”), Prine (“A Little Pain”), Rosanne Cash (“Everyone But Me”) and Tyler Childers (“Nose On The Grindstone”). The group additionally comes collectively for a never-before-seen model of “Chain of Fools.”

“Music lovers, even those that might not be aware of Americana, will need to see this present,” stated Leslie Fram, senior VP Music and Talent, CMT, in an announcement.  “The stage of efficiency and musicality with these artists is one thing extraordinarily particular and we hope these 90 minutes will entertain those that already love Americana music, and can flip extra folks into followers of the style.”

"We are past thrilled to convey this extremely particular present to CMT," added Jed Hilly, government director, Americana Music Association, heralding Americana’s  "lovely melding of genres that celebrates artists from all walks of life."