2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees Announced


The nominees have been revealed for the 2017 Americana Music Awards, set to take place on Wednesday 13th September as part of AmericanaFest in Nashville.

Sturgill Simpson leads the way with 3 nominations including the prestigious Artist Of The Year award, whilst Rodney Crowell, Lori McKenna and the Drive By Truckers have 2 nominations each. Following the release of his stunning ‘Tenderheart’ album, Sam Outlaw is nominated for Emerging Artist Of The Year, alongside Brent Cobb, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Amanda Shires.

Here’s the full list:

Artist of the Year

  • Jason Isbell
  • John Prine
  • Lori McKenna
  • Margo Price
  • Sturgill Simpson

Album of the Year

  • Drive-By Truckers “American Band”
  • Sturgill Simpson “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”
  • Rodney Crowell “Close Ties”
  • Rhiannon Giddens “Freedom Highway”
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff “The Navigator”

Song of the Year

  • Sturgill Simpson “All Around You”
  • Rodney Crowell “It Ain’t Over Yet”
  • Ryan Adams “To Be Without You”
  • Lori McKenna “Wreck You”

Duo/Group of the Year

  • Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
  • Drive By Trucksers
  • Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
  • The Lumineers

Emerging Artist of the Year

  • Aaron Lee Tasjan
  • Amanda Shires
  • Brent Cobb
  • Sam Outlaw

Instrumentalist of the Year

  •  Jen Gunderman
  • Courtney Hartman
  • Charlie Sexton
  • Spencer Cullum Jr.
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