Nominees for the Americana Music Association’s 16th Honors & Awards were announced Tuesday at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. The Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan hosted alongside performances by Jason Isbell, Jerry Douglas and Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley.
This year’s Americana Music Awards ceremony will be held Sept. 13th at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, during the Americana Music Festival and Conference Sept. 12-17.
2017 Nominees Include:
Album of the Year
American Band, Drive-By Truckers, Produced by David Barbe
Close Ties, Rodney Crowell, Produced by Kim Buie and Jordan Lehning
Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens, Produced David Bither, Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell
The Navigator, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Produced by Paul Butler
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson, Produced by Sturgill Simpson
Artist of the Year:
Duo/Group of the Year:
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Emerging Artist of the Year:
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Song of the Year:
“All Around You,” Sturgill Simpson, Written by Sturgill Simpson
“It Ain’t Over Yet,” Rodney Crowell (feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White), Written by Rodney Crowell
“To Be Without You,” Ryan Adams, Written by Ryan Adams
“Wreck You,” Lori McKenna, Written by Lori McKenna and Felix McTeigue
Instrumentalist of the Year:
Spencer Cullum, Jr.