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Album of the Year
  • American Band
    Drive-By Truckers, Produced by David Barbe
  • Close Ties
    Rodney Crowell, Produced by Kim Buie and Jordan Leaning
  • Freedom Highway
    Rhiannon Giddens, Produced by Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell
  • The Navigator
    Hurray for the Riff Raff, Produced by Paul Butler
  • A Sailor's Guide to Earth
    Sturgill Simpson, Produced by Sturgill Simpson
Artist of the Year
  • Jason Isbell
  • John Prine
  • Lori McKenna
  • Margo Price
  • Sturgill Simpson
Duo/Group of the Year
  • Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
  • The Lumineers
Emerging Act of the Year
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan
  • Amanda Shires
  • Brent Cobb
  • Sam Outlaw
Song of the Year
  • "All Around You"
    Sturgill Simpson, Written by Sturgill Simpson
  • "It Ain't Over Yet"
    Rodney Crowell feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White, Written by Rodney Crowell
  • "To Be Without You"
    Ryan Adams, Written by Ryan Adams
  • "Wreck You"
    Lori McKenna, Written by Lori McKenna and Felix McTeigue
Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Spencer Cullum, Jr.
  • Jen Gunderman
  • Courtney Hartman
  • Charlie Sexton
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter
  • Van Morrison
Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award
  • Iris DeMent
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
  • Robert Cray
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
  • Hi Rhythm section