Americana Music Association Unveils its 2016 Honors & Awards Nominees
May 12, 2016 at 9:52 AM (PT)
The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION (AMA) announced the nominees for its 15th annual Honors & Awards show at the historic MANSION ON O STREET in WASHINGTON, D.C. YESTERDAY (5/10). The invitation-only affair, presented by the MUSICFIRST COALITION, was attended by members of CONGRESS and musicians, and streamed live via FACEBOOK exclusively through NPR MUSIC.
The event was hosted by THE MILK CARTON KIDS — KENNETH PATTENGALE and JOEY RYAN — and featured performances by LUCINDA WILLIAMS, MARGO PRICE and SIERRA HULL & ETHAN JODZIEWICZ.
A full list of categories and nominees for the AMA 15th Annual Honors & Awards is below:
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
Duo/Group of the Year
EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL
LAKE STREET DIVE
THE MILK CARTON KIDS
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
Emerging Artist of the Year
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
The winners of each category will be announced during the AMERICANA HONORS AND AWARDS show on SEPTEMBER 21st at the historic RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE. The program is the capstone event of AMERICANAFEST, the AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE, which runs from SEPTEMBER 20th-25th.
Each year, the AMA also 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.
For more information, visit www.americanamusic.org.