Nominees Announced For The 9th Annual Americana Honors & Awards Show
May 12, 2010 at 1:07 PM (PT)
The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION announced the nominees for the organization’s 2010 HONORS AND AWARDS ceremony TODAY (5/12) during a reception hosted by BMI at the W.O. SMITH SCHOOL OF MUSIC in NASHVILLE.
Longstanding Americana supporters EMMYLOU HARRIS and TODD SNIDER read the list of award candidates to a crowd of industry executives, artists and tastemakers, while Duo/Group nominee CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS performed.
The 2010 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards nominees are:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"The List" by Rosanne Cash
"A Friend of a Friend" by Dave Rawlings Machine
"Downtown Church" by Patty Griffin
"A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no c)" by Ray Wylie Hubbard
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ray Wylie Hubbard
DUO GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Avett Brothers
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Band of Heathens
Dave Rawlings Machine
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
NEW & EMERGING ARTIST
SONG OF THE YEAR
"The Weary Kind" Written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett -- performed by Ryan Bingham
"Drunken Poets Dream" Written by Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard -- performed by Ray Wylie Hubbard
"Ruby" Written by Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch -- performed by Dave Rawlings Machine
"I and Love and You" Written and performed The Avett Brothers
The winners will be announced SEPTEMBER 9th at the historic Ryman Auditorium in NASHVILLE during the 9th ANNUAL AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S HONORS AND AWARDS SHOW. Hosted by JIM LAUDERDALE and featuring a band led by BUDDY MILLER, the Honors & Awards ceremony will also recognize Lifetime Achievements and bestow awards in Performance, Songwriting and Instrumentalist and other important categories. Additional honorees and performers will be announced in the coming months.
"Very quietly, Americana has become the fastest rising music community today," said AMA executive director JED HILLY. "The nominees represent the elite of the elite, and we could not be more proud to work with and for such provocative creators."