George Strait will take the stage at the upcoming Americana Music Awards. He’ll perform in honor of Jim Lauderdale, who penned over a dozen of Strait’s biggest career hits. Strait will also present Lauderdale with the Americana Music Association’s Wagonmaster Award, named after Grand Ole Opry member Porter Wagoner and given to “valuable contributors to the course and history of Americana music.” The 15th annual Americana Honors and Awards Show will take place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on September 21st.