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Song of the Year
  • Alabama Pines
    Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit; Written by Jason Isbell
  • Come Around
    Sarah Jarosz; Written by Sarah Jarosz
  • I Love
    Patty Griffin; Written by Tom T. Hall
  • Waitin' On The Sky
    Steve Earle; Written by Steve Earle
Artist of the Year
  • Gillian Welch
  • Hayes Carll
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • Jason Isbell
Instrumentalist of the Year
  • David Rawlings
  • Buddy Miller
  • Darrell Scott
  • Chris Thile
Duo/Group of the Year
  • The Civil Wars
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
  • The Punch Brothers
  • Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Dawes
  • Deep Dark Woods
  • Robert Ellis
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter
  • Richard Thompson
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
  • Booker T. Jones
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
  • Bonnie Raitt
Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive
  • Dennis Lord


Album of the Year
  • Band of Joy
    Robert Plant; Rounder Records
  • Blessed
    Lucinda Williams; Lost Highway
  • Harlem River Blues
    Justin Townes Earle; Bloodshot
  • Welder
    Elizabeth Cook; Thirty Tigers
Song of the Year
  • Harlem River Blues
    Justin Townes Earle; Written by Justin Townes Earle
  • Down By The Water
    The Decemberists; Written by Colin Meloy
  • El Camino
    Elizabeth Cook; Written by Elizabeth Cook
    Hayes Carll; Written by Hayes Carll, Scott Davis, and John Evans
Artist of the Year
  • Buddy Miller
  • Hayes Carll
  • Elizabeth Cook
  • Robert Plant