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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
Spirit of Americana / Free Speech in Music
  • Graham Nash
Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive
  • Larry Sloven and Bruce Bromberg for HighTone Records


Album of the Year
  • Something More Than Free
    Jason Isbell, Produced by Dave Cobb
  • The Ghosts of Highway 20
    Lucinda Williams, Produced by Greg Leisz, Tom Overby and Lucinda Williams
  • The Very Last Day
    Parker Millsap, Produced by Parker Millsap and Gary Paczosa
  • Traveller
    Chris Stapleton, Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton
Artist of the Year
  • Jason Isbell
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Lucinda Williams