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2014

Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Hurray For The Riff Raff
  • Parker Millsap
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones
  • Valerie June
Spirit of Americana / Free Speech in Music
  • Jackson Browne
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter
  • Loretta Lynn
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
  • Flaco Jimenez
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
  • Taj Mahal
President's Award
  • Jimmie Rodgers

2013

Album of the Year
  • Old Yellow Moon
    Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell; Nonesuch
  • Buddy & Jim
    Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale; New West Records
  • Cheater's Game
    Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison; Premium Records
  • From The Ground Up
    John Fullbright; Blue Dirt Records
  • O' Be Joyful
    Shovels & Rope; Dualtone Music Group
Song of the Year
  • Birmingham
    Shovels & Rope; Written by Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent
  • Good Things Happen To Bad People
    Richard Thompson; Written by Richard Thompson
  • Ho Hey
    The Lumineers; Written by Jeremy Fraites and Wesley Keith Schultz
  • North Side Gal
    JD McPherson; Written by JD McPherson
Artist of the Year
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Buddy Miller
  • Richard Thompson
Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Larry Campbell
  • Jay Bellerose
  • Mike Bub
  • Doug Lancio
  • Greg Leisz
Duo/Group of the Year
  • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
  • Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
  • Shovels & Rope
Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Shovels & Rope
  • John Fullbright
  • JD McPherson
  • The Milk Carton Kids