NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 9, 2022) – The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for its 22nd annual Americana Honors & Awards today at the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville. This year’s nominations were revealed by host Gina Miller, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MNRK Music Group and member of the Americana Music Association’s Board of Directors. The event was streamed live to the Americana Music Association’s Facebook page and also featured performances from S.G. Goodman, The McCrary Sisters, and Margo Price.
A full list of categories and nominees for the Americana Music Association’s 22nd annual Americana Honors & Awards is below:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
“Big Time,” Angel Olsen; Produced by Angel Olsen and Jonathan Wilson
“Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven?,” Tyler Childers; Produced by Tyler Childers
“El Bueno y el Malo,” Hermanos Gutiérrez; Produced by Dan Auerbach
“The Man from Waco,” Charley Crockett; Produced by Bruce Robison
“Strays,” Margo Price; Produced by Margo Price and Jonathan Wilson
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR:
The War and Treaty
EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR:
Adeem the Artist
Thee Sacred Souls
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR:
Allison de Groot
SistaStrings (Chauntee and Monique Ross)
SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Change of Heart,” Margo Price; Written by Jeremy Ivey, Margo Price
“I’m Just a Clown,” Charley Crockett; Written by Charley Crockett
“Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt; Written by Bonnie Raitt
“Something in the Orange,” Zach Bryan; Written by Zach Bryan
“You’re Not Alone,” Allison Russell featuring Brandi Carlile; Written by Allison Russell
The winners will be announced during the Americana Honors & Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The celebrated program is the hallmark event of AMERICANAFEST, which returns for its 23nd year on Sept. 19-23, 2023.
Every year, the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community with six member-voted annual awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards including the NMAAM co-presented Legacy of Americana Award, which will all be announced leading up to Americana music’s biggest night.
“We’re excited to collaborate once again with the National Museum of African American Music to unveil our nominees for this year’s Americana Honors & Awards,” says Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “Thanks to our performers, S.G. Goodman, The McCrary Sisters and Margo Price for a wonderful afternoon of music. Congratulations to all the member-selected nominees!”
Described by Emmylou Harris as “the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere,” the Americana Honors & Awards has been broadcast in years past on Austin City Limits via PBS, AXS TV and via SiriusXM Radio, BBC2, CMT, WMOT, WRLT, WSM, Voice of America and Circle Network.
For more than two decades, the prestigious ceremony has celebrated pioneering mainstays and trailblazing newcomers, while featuring unforgettable moments in musical history including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash’s last live performance together, as well as offering show-stopping appearances by k.d. lang, Van Morrison, Mavis Staples, Bob Weir, Buddy Guy, George Strait, Don Henley, the late John Prine with Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, Solomon Burke, Rosanne Cash, the late Dr. John with Dan Auerbach, Irma Thomas, Levon Helm, Robert Plant and many more.
Tickets to the Americana Honors & Awards are on sale now for AMERICANAFEST Conference Registrants. For more information on the association or to purchase passes to AMERICANAFEST, please visit www.americanamusic.org.
About the Americana Music Association:
The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including AMERICANAFEST and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association receives generous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.
The 23rd annual AMERICANAFEST will take place September 19-23, 2023 in Nashville, Tenn., once again bringing together music industry professionals and fans alike for four days of discovery, insight and connections. Declared a “veritable juggernaut” by American Songwriter, AMERICANAFEST showcases hundreds of artists and bands throughout many notable venues in Nashville, TN. The destination event also features a first-rate industry conference, bringing together the top tier of the music business to discuss current industry topics and issues. Musical festivities are kicked off by the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards, which celebrates luminaries and welcomes the next generation of trailblazers while offering one-of-a-kind performance pairings at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.
The National Museum of African American Music is the only museum in the world dedicated solely to preserving African American music traditions and celebrating the central role African Americans have played in shaping American music. Based in Nashville, Tenn., the museum shares the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to honor the musical heroes of African American music of the past and the present. For more information, please visit www.blackmusicmuseum.org. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and see all our latest videos on YouTube.
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