Americana Music Association Announces 2013 Award Nominees
May 14, 2013 at 1:34 PM (PT)
The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION announced the nominees for the 2013 HONORS & AWARDS show T0DAY (5/14). The ceremony was broadcast live from the GRAMMY MUSEUM’S CLIVE DAVIS THEATRE in LOS ANGELES live on AXS TV.
The special one-hour program featured Americana stalwarts JIM LAUDERDALE and BUDDY MILLER with their All-Star Band (FATS KAPLIN, BRIAN OWINGS and JAY WEAVER) and performances by LISA MARIE PRESLEY, ELIZABETH COOK and THE MILK CARTON KIDS with special guest T BONE BURNETT.
The winners of each category will be announced during the AMERICANA HONORS AND AWARDS show on SEPTEMBER 18th at the historic RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE, which will also be broadcast live on AXS TV. The celebrated program is part of the AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE, which runs from SEPTEMBER 18th-22nd.
Each year, the AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION honors distinguished members of the music community with six member-voted annual awards and with Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be announced leading up to the event.
This year’s nominees are:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Buddy & Jim - BUDDY MILLER/JIM LAUDERDALE
Cheater's Game - KELLY WILLIS/BRUCE ROBISON
From The Ground Up - JOHN FULLBRIGHT
O' Be Joyful - SHOVELS & ROPE
Old Yellow Moon - EMMYLOU HARRIS/RODNEY CROWELL
SONG OF THE YEAR
"Birmingham" - SHOVELS & ROPE
"Good Things Happen to Bad People" - RICHARD THOMPSON
"Ho Hey" - THE LUMINEERS
"North Side Gal" - JD MCPHERSON
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MILK CARTON KIDS
SHOVELS & ROPE
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
BUDDY MILLER AND JIM LAUDERDALE
EMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL
KELLY WILLIS AND BRUCE ROBISON
SHOVELS & ROPE
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR