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Artist of the Year
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Rhiannon Giddens
  • Jason Isbell
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Lee Ann Womack
Duo/Group of the Year
  • The Mavericks
  • Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
  • The Lone Bellow
  • Punch Brothers
  • Shovels & Rope
Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Shakey Graves
  • First Aid Kit
  • Houndmouth
  • Nikki Lane
  • Doug Seegers
Instrumentalist of the Year
  • John Leventhal
  • Hubby Jenkins
  • Laur Joamets
  • Greg Leisz
  • Stuart Mathis
Song of the Year
  • Turtles All The Way Down
    Sturgill Simpson; Written by Sturgill Simpson
  • Dearly Departed
    Shakey Graves; Written by Alejandro Rose-Garcia and Esme' Patterson
  • East Side Of Town
    Lucinda Williams; Written by Lucinda Williams
  • Terms Of My Surrender
    John Hiatt; Written by John Hiatt
  • You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had
    Steve Earle & The Dukes; Written by Steve Earle
Spirit of Americana / Free Speech in Music
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie
Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award
  • Don Henley
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter
  • Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
  • Ricky Skaggs
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
  • Los Lobos
President's Award
  • BB King


Album of the Year
  • Southeastern
    Jason Isbell; Southeastern Records
  • Build Me Up From Bones
    Sarah Jarosz; Sugar Hill Records
  • The Lights From The Chemical Plant
    Robert Ellis; New West Records
  • The River And The Thread
    Rosanne Cash; Blue Note