Robert Plant has been named the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association UK. It is the group’s highest honor and goes to a U.K. artist for outstanding contribution to the Americana genre over the span of a career.
The AmericanaFestUK show will take place on February 1, 2018 at the Hackney Empire in East London.
For a list of all the nominees and tickets to the ceremony, visit theamauk.org.
Plant‘s new album, “Carry Fire”, was released on October 13 via Nonesuch/Warner. The follow-up to 2014’s “Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar” was produced by Plant in the west of England and Wales, at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire with additional recordings at Real World and Rockfield studios.
Plant told EW about the album: “It’s been a great adventure and a departure for me.” He added that his collaborators pushed him to deliver the best possible lyrics on the record. “My game is sporadic,” he explained. “I have to run at it, as a singer and a lyricist. Maybe you can create a beautiful melody, but what are you going to say? I can’t sing about truck-stop women and railroads and stuff — I’m British! You’ve gotta cut through to how you feel and what you’ve been observing more recently.”