2017 Americana Award Nominees Announced

Americana Honors and Awards Ceremony

2017 Nominees for Americana Music Awards

Announced Today

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The Americana Music Association today announced the nominees for its 16th annual Honors & Awards show which is a keystone event of the Americana Music Conference and Festival held in Nashville each September.

A full list of categories and nominees follows:

Album of the Year:
American Band, Drive-By Truckers, Produced by David Barbe
Close Ties, Rodney Crowell, Produced by Kim Buie and Jordan Lehning
Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens, Produced David Bither, Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell
The Navigator, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Produced by Paul Butler
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson, Produced by Sturgill Simpson

Artist of the Year:
Jason Isbell
John Prine
Lori McKenna
Margo Price
Sturgill Simpson

Duo/Group of the Year:
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Drive-By Truckers
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
The Lumineers

Emerging Artist of the Year:
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Amanda Shires
Brent Cobb
Sam Outlaw

Song of the Year:
“All Around You,” Sturgill Simpson, Written by Sturgill Simpson
“It Ain’t Over Yet,” Rodney Crowell (feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White), Written by Rodney Crowell
“To Be Without You,” Ryan Adams, Written by Ryan Adams
“Wreck You,” Lori McKenna, Written by Lori McKenna and Felix McTeigue

Instrumentalist of the Year:
Spencer Cullum, Jr.
Jen Gunderman
Courtney Hartman
Charlie Sexton

The winners of each category will be announced during the Americana Honors and Awards show on September 13 2017, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

The celebrated program is the capstone event of “AmericanaFest,” the Americana Music Festival and Conference, which runs from September 12 to 17 2017.  You can be there by joining our Total Tennessee Tour.

Each year, the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community with six member-voted annual awards and with Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be announced leading up to the event.

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Author: Rob Dickens

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