Smith, Dirt Band to Perform at Americana Awards

Mindy Smith, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne will perform at the Americana Honors and Awards on Sept. 24 in Nashville during the 2004 Americana Conference. Smith is nominated for album of the year, song of the year and emerging artist. Other performers include Jason Ringenberg, Chris Hillman, Slaid Cleaves and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Jim Lauderdale will host the ceremony.