Monday, May 12, 2014

Jason Isbell, Robert Ellis, Sturgill Simpson and More Lead This Year's Americana Honors and Awards Nominations

Posted By on Mon, May 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM

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Americana is a big tent — one that reaches out and claims everything from Alabama Shakes to Richard Thompson, and a whole lot in between. And right at the center of it all is Nashville, a city always well represented when the Americana Music Association announces nominees for its annual Americana Honors and Awards festivities.

Earlier today, the AMA announced the nominees for this year's awards, which will go down Sept. 17 at the Ryman as part of the Americana Music Fest and will be hosted by the ubiquitous Jim Lauderdale. It's a broad assortment, but Music City is up in the mix big time. Jason Isbell and Robert Ellis are both nominated for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Rodney Crowell and his ex-wife, Rosanne Cash, are both up for Artist of the Year, while Hard Working Americans are nominated for Duo/Group of the Year, and Sturgill Simpson (whose "Live in the Morgue" performance we debuted today) is up for Emerging Act of the Year. Nominees for Instrumentalist of the Year include Nashville's own Fats Kaplin, Buddy Miller (who will also lead the All-Star Band at the ceremony) and Bryan Sutton; they're up against Larry Campbell.

Venture after the jump to see all of the nominations. Tickets to this year's Americana Music Fest are available here.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Build Me up From Bones, Sarah Jarosz
The Lights From The Chemical Plant, Robert Ellis
The River and the Thread, Rosanne Cash
Southeastern, Jason Isbell

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Rosanne Cash
Rodney Crowell
Robert Ellis
Jason Isbell

DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Avett Brothers
The Devil Makes Three
Hard Working Americans
Lake Street Dive
The Milk Carton Kids

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Cover Me Up," Jason Isbell
"A Feather's Not a Bird," Rosanne Cash
"Ohio," Patty Griffin
"Only Lies," Robert Ellis

EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Parker Millsap
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Sturgill Simpson
Valerie June

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Larry Campbell
Fats Kaplin
Buddy Miller
Bryan Sutton

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