Americana Announces 2014 Award Nominees; Cash, Ellis & Isbell Lead Nominations

Americana Honors & Awards 2014 Nominees Announced
 
Legends and the Next Generation Shine
 
 Rosanne Cash, Robert Ellis, Jason Isbell
Lead Nominations
 
Nashville, Tenn. May 12, 2014 – The Americana Music Association announced its nominees today for the 2014 Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan. SiriusXM "Apron Strings" host and artist Elizabeth Cook revealed the nominations during a press conference that broadcast live on SiriusXM's "Outlaw Country" and streamed via MusicCityRoots.com from the network's Music City Theatre in Nashville.

The celebration also featured performances by Honors & Awards Host Jim Lauderdale, Band Leader Buddy Miller—whose acoustic quartet backed rising stars Valerie June, Parker Millsap and Hurray For The Riff Raff—preceding the opening of the envelopes. Elizabeth Cook closed out the one-hour program joining Miller for a duet of the classic "Burning the Midnight Oil" made famous by Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner.

A genre that honors the roots of American music and its tapestry of influences, nominees for the 2014 ceremony reflect its brightest talents. From lyricists that articulate the human condition to unrivaled instrumentalists, Americana has been described by The New York Times as "the coolest music scene today."
 
2014 AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS NOMINEES
 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Build Me Up From Bones, Sarah Jarosz
The Lights From The Chemical Plant, Robert Ellis
The River And The Thread, Rosanne Cash
Southeastern, Jason Isbell
 
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Rosanne Cash
Rodney Crowell
Robert Ellis
Jason Isbell
 
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Avett Brothers
The Devil Makes Three
Hard Working Americans
Lake Street Dive
The Milk Carton Kids
 
SONG OF THE YEAR
"Cover Me Up", Jason Isbell
"A Feather's Not A Bird", Rosanne Cash
"Ohio", Patty Griffin
"Only Lies", Robert Ellis
 
EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR
Hurray For The Riff Raff
Parker Millsap
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Sturgill Simpson
Valerie June
 
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Larry Campbell
Fats Kaplin
Buddy Miller
Bryan Sutton
 
The Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, returns to the historically cool Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on September 17, 2014 (as part of the Americana Music Festival - September 17-21, 2014 at venues throughout Music City). The iconic Jim Lauderdale will once again host the Honors & Awards, while the phenomenal Buddy Miller will lead the All-Star Band. Described by Paste Magazine as “the worlds best awards show” the Americana Honors & Awards have featured once-in-a-lifetime moments, unforgettable performances and legendary collaborations.  Tickets for the Honors & Awards show come with the purchase of Americana Music Festival & Conference Registrations
 
 
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Links:
 
Link to List of Nominated Artists http://t.e2ma.net/message/hqb3f/5chlje
 
Link to 2014 Nominated Artist photographs http://americanamusic.org/2014-nom-info
 
Link to Americana Honors & Awards past recipients
 
For more information:
Jacquelyn Marushka – Shore Fire Media - 615-280-5330
 
Americana Music Association - press@americanamusic.org - 615-386-6936