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2021

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 Jack Splash, Valerie June and Ben Rice
  • “Reunions”
    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Produced by Dave Cobb
  • “World On The Ground”
    Sarah Jarosz, Produced by John Leventhal
Artist of the Year
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Kathleen Edwards
  • Jason Isbell
  • Margo Price
  • Billy Strings
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
  • Waxahatchee
Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Megan Coleman
  • Robbie Crowell
  • Ray Jacildo
  • Philip Towns
  • Kristin Weber
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
Legacy of Americana Award
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers
Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award
  • The Mavericks
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
  • Keb' Mo'
Lifetime Achievement Award Producer/Engineer
  • Trina Shoemaker
Inspiration Award
  • Carla Thomas

2020

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