It’s that time of year again folks. The Americana Music Association has revealed the nominees for its 19th annual Americana Honors & Awards which includes Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Our Native Daughters, the late John Prine, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tanya Tucker and Yola among others.
This year, the association has decided to further highlight the wide breadth of talent in the Americana music community by expanding its award categories to include five nominations instead of four, with the exception of “Song of the Year” totalling six due to a nomination tie. The winners of each category will be announced during the Americana Honors & Awards on Wednesday, Sept 16th 2020 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, although whether there will be an audience there for that remains to be seen. The AMA have stated that “ticketing information will be announced as plans unfold. With that said, the health and safety of the Americana music community is the association’s utmost concern, and the event organizers will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely while following all national, state and local guidelines as they approach the scheduled ceremony date.” Maybe we’ll all get to watch it together virtually. Heal the world make it a better place.
Here is the full list of nominees:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
“And It’s Still Alright,” Nathaniel Rateliff, Produced by James Barone, Patrick Meese and Nathaniel Rateliff
“Country Squire,” Tyler Childers, Produced by David Ferguson and Sturgill Simpson
“The Highwomen,” The Highwomen, Produced by Dave Cobb
“Jaime,” Brittany Howard, Produced by Brittany Howard
“While I’m Livin’,” Tanya Tucker, Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR:
Buddy & Julie Miller
Our Native Daughters
EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR:
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR:
SONG OF THE YEAR:
“And It’s Still Alright,” Nathaniel Rateliff, Written by Nathaniel Rateliff
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker, Written by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker
“Crowded Table,” The Highwomen, Written by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna
“My Love Will Not Change,” Aubrie Sellers featuring Steve Earle, Written by Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp
“Stay High,” Brittany Howard, Written by Brittany Howard
“Thoughts and Prayers,” Drive-By Truckers, Written by Patterson Hood
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