Americana Music Awards Names 2016 Nominees

FRANKLIN, TN (Hypebot) – The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for its 15th annual Honors & Awards on Wednesday night at a Washington DC event presented by the musicFIRST Coalition and streamed live on Facebook through NPR Music.

The announcement was hosted by The Milk Carton Kids and featured performances by Lucinda Williams, Margo Price and Sierra Hull & Ethan Jodziewicz.

The winners will be announced during the Americana Honors and Awards show on September 21, 2016 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The program is the capstone event of “AmericanaFest,” the Americana Music Festival and Conference, which runs from September 20-25, 2016.

Album of the Year
Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell, Produced by Dave Cobb
The Ghosts of Highway 20, Lucinda Williams, Produced by Greg Leisz, Tom Overby and Lucinda Williams
The Very Last Day, Parker Millsap, Produced by Parker Millsap and Gary Paczosa
Traveller, Chris Stapleton, Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton

Artist of the Year
Jason Isbell
Bonnie Raitt
Chris Stapleton
Lucinda Williams

Duo/Group of the Year
Alabama Shakes
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Lake Street Dive
The Milk Carton Kids
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Emerging Artist of the Year
Leon Bridges
John Moreland
Margo Price
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Song of the Year
“24 Frames” Jason Isbell
“Dime Store Cowgirl” Kacey Musgraves
“Hands Of Time” Margo Price
“S.O.B.” Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats

Instrumentalist of the Year
Cindy Cashdollar
Stuart Duncan
Jedd Hughes
Sara Watkins