"The Canadian–born First Nations legend pulls no punches on her new album," says Hello! Magazine of Power In The Blood.
Buffy Sainte–Marie, Power In The Blood
The Americana Music Association in Franklin, TN announced on Wednesday that Buffy Sainte–Marie will join other 2015 lifetime achievement honourees Don Henley, Ricky Skaggs, Los Lobos and more at the 14th Annual Honors & Awards ceremony to receive the Spirit Of Americana Free Speech Award during the 14th Annual Honors & Awards ceremony at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 16.
"Since the 1960s, Buffy Sainte–Marie has been arguably the world's most visible and vocal Native North American folk singer and social activist, but she's been so much more, including a visual artist with a PhD in Fine Art, an educator and a philanthropist," noted the press release posted on americanamusic.org. Co–presented by the First Amendment Center, the award has been previously bestowed upon artists including Stephen Stills, Joan Baez and Johnny Cash among others.
In addition, Power In The Blood has been named to the prestigious Short List for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize! Awarded to the best full–length Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit — as determined by the Polaris jury regardless of genre, album sales or label status — the Prize will be presented at the Polaris Gala on September 21 in Toronto, hosted by Fred Penner. This marks Buffy's first appearance on both the Long List and Short List, announced in June and July respectively.