Cash, Isbell, Ellis Top Americana Nominations

Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell and Robert Ellis are the top nominees at this year’s Americana Honors & Awards.

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Posing for a portrait in New York.

Nominees were announced Monday during a live SiriusXM concert event in Nashville, Tenn. Cash, Isbell and Ellis are each nominated for top honors artist, album and song of the year at the Sept. 17 awards show at Ryman Auditorium. Rodney Crowell, Cash’s ex-husband, rounds out the artist of the year category.

Cash’s 2013 album The River and The Thread is her follow-up to 2010 Americana album of the year winner The List.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

Emerging act of the year nominees are Hurray For The Riff Raff, Parker Millsap, St. Paul And The Broken Bones, Sturgill Simpson and Valerie June.