Sturgill wins best album at this year’s Americana Honors and Awards ceremony

After taking a break last year because of COVID-19, the Americana Honors & Awards returned earlier this week to the Ryman Auditorium for an in-person ceremony which included nominations for Jason Isbell, Amythyst Kiah, Allison Russell, Valerie June and Brandi Carlile who all performed at the event, plus Steve Earle, Margo Price, Sarah Jarosz, country supergroup The Highwomen and dear Charley Crockett who we love and (spoiler alert) fully deserves his win. Here are the winners (bolded);

Artist of the Year
Brandi Carlile
Kathleen Edwards
Jason Isbell
Margo Price
Billy Strings

Album of the Year
“Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions),” Sturgill Simpson, Produced by David Ferguson & Sturgill Simpson
“J.T.,” Steve Earle & The Dukes, Produced by Steve Earle
“The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers,” Valerie June, Produced by Valerie June, Ben Rice & Jack Splash
“Reunions,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Produced by Dave Cobb
“World On The Ground,” Sarah Jarosz, Produced by John Leventhal

Song of the Year
“Black Myself,” Amythyst Kiah, Written by Amythyst Kiah
“Call Me A Fool,” Valerie June ft. Carla Thomas, Written by Valerie June
“Dreamsicle,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Written by Jason Isbell
“I Remember Everything,” John Prine, Written by Pat McLaughlin & John Prine
“Long Violent History,” Tyler Childers, Written by Tyler Childers

Duo/Group of the Year
Black Pumas
The Highwomen
Our Native Daughters
The War and Treaty
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Emerging Act of the Year
Charley Crockett
Amythyst Kiah
Joy Oladokun
Allison Russell

Instrumentalist of the Year
Megan Coleman
Robbie Crowell
Ray Jacildo
Philip Towns
Kristin Weber

Lifetime Achievement honorees (previously announced)
Legacy Award: Fisk Jubilee Singers
Lifetime Award for Performance: Keb’ Mo’
Americana Trailblazer Award: The Mavericks
Lifetime Achievement Award for Producer/Engineer: Trina Shoemaker
Americana Inspiration Award: Carla Thomas

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