The nominees were revealed for the 21st Annual Americana Honors & Awards during a ceremony at Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). This year’s nominations were revealed by hosts and Duo/Group of the Year nominee, The War and Treaty. The ceremony featured performances from the duo, as well as the Fisk Jubilee Singers and Adia Victoria.
Brandi Carlile, Allison Russell and Yola lead the nominees this year with three each, including for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Also nominated for Artist of the Year are Jason Isbell and Billy Strings.
The Emerging Act of the Year category includes some new faces, with Morgan Wade, Brittney Spencer, Sierra Ferrell, Neal Francis and Adia Victoria nominated.
The winners will be named at the Americana Honors & Awards on Sept. 14 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Taking place during AmericanaFest, tickets to the awards ceremony are available to conference registrants now. Americana Music Association members will receive access on July 21.
The full list of nominees is below:
Album of the Year:
In These Silent Days, Brandi Carlile, Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings
Outside Child, Allison Russell, Produced by Dan Knobler
Raise The Roof, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Produced by T Bone Burnett
A Southern Gothic, Adia Victoria, Produced by Mason Hickman and Adia Victoria, Executive Produced by T Bone Burnett
Stand for Myself, Yola, Produced by Dan Auerbach
Artist of the Year:
Duo/Group of the Year:
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
The War and Treaty
Emerging Act of the Year:
Instrumentalist of the Year:
Song of the Year:
“Canola Fields,” James McMurtry, Written by James McMurtry
“Diamond Studded Shoes,” Yola, Written by Dan Auerbach, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Yola
“Juanita,” Sturgill Simpson featuring Willie Nelson, Written by Sturgill Simpson
“Persephone,” Allison Russell, Written by Jeremy Lindsay and Allison Russell
“Right On Time,” Brandi Carlile, Written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth