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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
Duo/Group of the Year
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • Lake Street Dive
  • The Milk Carton Kids
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
Emerging Act of the Year
  • Leon Bridges
  • John Moreland
  • Margo Price
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Song of the Year
  • 24 Frames
    Jason Isbell; Written by Jason Isbell
  • Dime Store Cowgirl
    Kacey Musgraves; Written by Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally
  • Hands Of Time
    Margo Price; Written by Margo Price
  • S.O.B.
    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats; Written by Nathaniel Rateliff
Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Cindy Cashdollar
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Jedd Hughes
  • Sara Watkins