Sam Bush will receive the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist award at the eighth annual Americana Honors and Awards ceremony on Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. A multi-instrumentalist primarily known for his work on fiddle and mandolin, Bush was already an award-winning fiddler when he and banjo player Alan Munde and guitarist Wayne Stewart recorded a CD, Poor Richard’s Almanac in 1969. A year later, he became the mandolin player in Bluegrass Alliance. In 1971, he co-founded New Grass Revival, an innovative and influential band that combined bluegrass, rock, jazz and blues. In the early ’90s, he was a member of Emmylou Harris’ acoustic band, the Nash Ramblers. His new album, Circles Around Me, will be released Oct. 20 on Sugar Hill Records.