Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Announced

Pictured (L-R): Ethan Jodziewicz, Sierra Hull, Kenneth Pattengale, Lucinda Williams, Joey Ryan, Margo Price, Jed Hilly. Photo by Sarah Como

Pictured (L-R): Ethan Jodziewicz, Sierra Hull, Kenneth Pattengale, Lucinda Williams, Joey Ryan, Margo Price, Jed Hilly. Photo by Sarah Como

The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for its 15th annual Honors & Awards show on Wednesday evening (May 11) at an event held at the historic Mansion on O Street in Washington, D.C.

The invitation-only gathering, presented by the musicFIRST Coalition, was attended by members of Congress and musicians. It was streamed live via Facebook exclusively through NPR Music.

The Milk Carton Kids — Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan — hosted the event, which featured performances by Lucinda Williams, Margo Price and Sierra Hull & Ethan Jodziewicz.

Americana Music Association’s 15th Annual Honors & Awards nominations:

Album of the Year
Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell, Produced by Dave Cobb
The Ghosts of Highway 20, Lucinda Williams, Produced by Greg Leisz, Tom Overby and Lucinda Williams
The Very Last Day, Parker Millsap, Produced by Parker Millsap and Gary Paczosa
Traveller, Chris Stapleton, Produced by Dave Cobb and 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

The winners of each category will be announced during the Americana Honors and Awards show on September 21 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

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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