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By KEN PAULSON
First Amendment Center
In the 221 years since ratification of the Bill of Rights, Americans have had the right to speak out. And sing out.
In recognition of the power of free speech set to music, the First Amendment Center and the Americana Music Association join together each year to honor a prominent musician who has used his or her music to contribute to the markeplace of ideas.
Awardees have come from a wide musical and political spectrum, including Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Charlie Daniels and Mavis Staples.
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