NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 15, 2018) – The Americana Music Association has announced the slate of nominees for its 17th annual Honors & Awards show, with Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Jason Isbell, and Margo Price all in the running for Artist of the Year.
The announcement was made at an intimate members-only ceremony held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
The live-streamed event featured performances by its hosts The Milk Carton Kids – Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan – as well as by fellow Instrumentalist of the Year nominees Daniel Donato, Brittany Haas, Jerry Pentecost, Molly Tuttle and more special guests.
The winners of each category will be announced during the Americana Honors & Awards show on September 12, 2018, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and will be part of the Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs from September 11-16, 2018.
A full list of categories and nominees for the Americana Music Association’s 17th annual Honors & Awards is below:
Album of the Year:
“All American Made,” Margo Price, Produced by Jeremy Ivey, Alex Munoz, Margo Price and Matt Ross-Spang
“By The Way, I Forgive You,” Brandi Carlile, Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings
“The Nashville Sound,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Produced by Dave Cobb
“Rifles & Rosary Beads,” Mary Gauthier, Produced by Neilson Hubbard
Artist of the Year:
Duo/Group of the Year:
I’m With Her
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Emerging Act of the Year:
Courtney Marie Andrews
Song of the Year:
“A Little Pain,” Margo Price, Written by Margo Price
“All The Trouble,” Lee Ann Womack, Written by Waylon Payne, Lee Ann Womack and Adam
“If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Written by Jason Isbell
“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile, Written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth
Instrumentalist of the Year: