Nominees Announced For Americana Awards
In yesterday’s announcement presented by Sam Bush and Belleville Outfit’s Phoebe Hunt, Miller led the list with five nominations while Earle received three noms. Alejandro Escovedo, The Flatlanders and Australia’s favorite husband-and-wife music duo – Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson – each received two nominations.
Here’s how the big categories break down.
Album of the Year
Real Animal by Alejandro Escovedo.
Written in Chalk by Buddy & Julie Miller.
Jason Isbell & The 40 Unit (self-titled).
Midnight At The Movies by Justin Townes Earle.
Artist of the Year
Song of the Year
“Chalk,” written by Julie Miller, performed by Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin.
“Country Love” by The Gourds.
“Homeland Refugee” by Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, performed by The Flatlanders.
“Rattlin’ Bones” by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
“Sex and Gasoline” by Rodney Crowell.
Duo Group of the Year
Buddy & Julie Miller
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
Instrumentalist of the Year
New & Emerging Artist
Band of Heathens
The Belleville Outfit
Justin Townes Earle
“The artists housed under the Americana umbrella create today’s most critically acclaimed, socially relevant and culturally profound music,” said Americana Music Association Executive Director Jed Hilly. “The nominees represent the elite of the elite, and we are proud to work with and for such provocative creators.”
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