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Americana Honors & Awards 2020

Americana 2020 Nominees Revealed

Drive-By Truckers – Photo: LTTL

Americana Honors & Awards Nominees

Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Brittany Howard, Our Native Daughters, the Late John Prine, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tanya Tucker, Yola

The Americana Music Association has revealed the nominees for its 19th annual Americana Honors & Awards featuring Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Our Native Daughters, the late John Prine, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tanya Tucker, Yola and more. Full list below.

The Association has expanded its award categories to include five nominations instead of four (with the exception of “Song of the Year” which has six due to a nomination tie this year).

19th Annual Americana Honors & Awards Nominees:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

“And It’s Still Alright,” Nathaniel Rateliff, Produced by James Barone, Patrick Meese and Nathaniel Rateliff READ OUR REVIEW
“Country Squire,” Tyler Childers, Produced by David Ferguson and Sturgill Simpson
“The Highwomen,” The Highwomen, Produced by Dave Cobb
“Jaime,” Brittany Howard, Produced by Brittany Howard
“While I’m Livin’,” Tanya Tucker, Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Brandi Carlile
Brittany Howard
John Prine READ OUR REVIEW
Tanya Tucker
Yola READ OUR REVIEW

DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Black Pumas
Drive-By Truckers
The Highwomen
Buddy & Julie Miller
Our Native Daughters

EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR:
Black Pumas
Katie Pruitt
Aubrie Sellers
Billy Strings
Kelsey Waldon

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR:
Ellen Angelico
Annie Clements
Brittany Haas
Zachariah Hickman
Rich Hinman

SONG OF THE YEAR:
“And It’s Still Alright,” Nathaniel Rateliff, Written by Nathaniel Rateliff
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker, Written by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker
“Crowded Table,” The Highwomen, Written by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna
“My Love Will Not Change,” Aubrie Sellers featuring Steve Earle, Written by Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp
“Stay High,” Brittany Howard, Written by Brittany Howard
“Thoughts and Prayers,” Drive-By Truckers, Written by Patterson Hood READ OUR REVIEW

The winners of each category will be announced during the Americana Honors & Awards on September 16, 2020 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Ticketing information will be announced as plans unfold as the Association monitors the COVID-19 situation closer to the event.

The Americana Honors & Awards usually serves as the centerpiece of the Americana Festival and Conference. Due to COVID-19, in lieu of the Association hosting its annual music festival and conference, the recently announced Americana Music Association Foundation (AMAF) will be presenting its first initiative with details to be revealed in the coming days.

Next year’s AMERICANAFEST dates have been set for September 21 to 26, 2021.

For the latest updates, please visit americanamusic.org.

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Americana 2020 Nominees Revealed

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