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Nominees Announced For 2017 Americana Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Sturgill Simpson, Lori McKenna and Rodney Crowell are among the artists nominated for the 2017 edition of the Americana Music Awards.

Simpson led the list of nominees with three picks, including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. McKenna picked up nominations for Artist and Song of the Year, as was Crowell.

Awards are scheduled for Sept. 13, at the historic Ryman Auditorium and will take place as a part of the week-long Americana Music Festival, which is set for Sept. 12-17.

2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees

Album of the Year
American Band, Drive-By Truckers (produced by David Barbe)
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson (produced by Simpson)
Close Ties, Rodney Crowell (produced by Kim Buie and Jordan Lehning)
Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens (produced David Bither, Giddens and Dirk Powell)
The Navigator, Hurray for the Riff Raff (produced by Paul Butler)

Artist of the Year

Jason Isbell
John Prine
Lori McKenna
Margo Price
Sturgill Simpson

Song of the Year

“All Around You,” Sturgill Simpson (written by Simpson)
“It Ain’t Over Yet,” Rodney Crowell feat. Rosanne Cash and John Paul White (written by Crowell)
“To Be Without You,” Ryan Adams (written by Adams)
“Wreck You,” Lori McKenna (written by McKenna and Felix McTeigue)

Duo / Group of the Year

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Drive-By Truckers
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
The Lumineers

Instrumentalist of the Year

Spencer Cullum Jr.
Jen Gunderman
Courtney Hartman
Charlie Sexton

Emerging Artist of the Year

Aaron Lee Tasjan
Amanda Shires
Brent Cobb
Sam Outlaw