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Duo/Group of the Year
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Band of Heathens
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Dave Rawlings Machine
Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Hayes Carll
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Corb Lund
  • Joe Pug
Spirit of Americana / Free Speech in Music
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter
  • John Mellencamp
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
  • Greg Leisz
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
  • Wanda Jackson
Lifetime Achievement Award Producer/Engineer
  • Brian Ahern
Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive
  • Luke Lewis


Album of the Year
  • Written In Chalk
    Buddy & Julie Miller; New West Records
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
    Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit; Lightning Rod Records
  • Midnight At The Movies
    Justin Townes Earle; Bloodshot
  • Real Animal
    Alejandro Escovedo; Back Porch
Song of the Year
  • Chalk
    Buddy & Julie Miller; Written by Julie Miller
  • Country Love
    The Gourds; Written by Kevin Russell
  • Homeland Refugee
    The Flatlanders; Written by Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock
  • Rattlin' Bones
    Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson; Written by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
  • Sex & Gasoline
    Rodney Crowell; Written by Rodney Crowell
Artist of the Year
  • Buddy Miller
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Raul Malo
Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Gurf Morlix
  • Sam Bush
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Buddy Miller