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Artist of the Year
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Buddy Miller
  • Richard Thompson
Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Larry Campbell
  • Jay Bellerose
  • Mike Bub
  • Doug Lancio
  • Greg Leisz
Duo/Group of the Year
  • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
  • Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
  • Shovels & Rope
Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Shovels & Rope
  • John Fullbright
  • JD McPherson
  • The Milk Carton Kids
Spirit of Americana / Free Speech in Music
  • Stephen Stills
Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter
  • Robert Hunter
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
  • Duane Eddy
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
  • Dr. John
President's Award
  • Hank Williams
Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive
  • Chris Strachwitz


Album of the Year
  • This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
    Various Artists; Icehouse Music
  • The Harrow & The Harvest
    Gillian Welch; Acony Records
  • Here We Rest
    Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit; Lightning Rod Records
  • I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
    Steve Earle; New West Records