Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Tedeschi Trucks Among Americana Award Nominees

by VVN Music

The Americana Music Association has announced the nominees for their 15th Annual Honors and Awards Show.

The awards with the shortest category list, just six, did it up big this year, with their nomination announcement in Washington to take advantage of the musicFirst Coalition's special day to rally legislators behind the Fair Play Fair Pay Act. Hosted by the Milk Carton Kids, the evening also included performances by Lucinda Williams, Margo Price and Sierra Hull & Ethan Jodziewicz.

Jason Isbell came out on top with three nominations for Album, Artist and Song of the Year. Those with two nominations include Lucinda Williams (Album, Artist), Chris Stapleton (Album, Artist) and Margo Price (Emerging Artist, Song).

The awards will be presented on September 21 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The nominees:

Album of the Year
  • Something More Than Free - Jason Isbell
  • The Ghosts of Highway 20 - Lucinda Williams
  • The Very Last Day - Parker Millsap
  • Traveller - Chris Stapleton
Artist of the Year
  • Jason Isbell
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Lucinda Williams
Duo/Group of the Year
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • Lake Street Dive
  • The Milk Carton Kids
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Leon Bridges
  • John Moreland
  • Margo Price
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Song of the Year
  • 24 Frames - Jason Isbell
  • Dime Store Cowgirl - Kacey Musgraves
  • Hands Of Time - Margo Price
  • S.O.B. - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats
Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Cindy Cashdollar
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Jedd Hughes
  • Sara Watkins

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