Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton & More Pick Up Americana Awards Nominations

Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton & More Pick Up Americana Awards Nominations

The Americana Music Association announced its 2016 Honors & Awards nominees last night (May 11) at an invitation-only event in Washington D.C., and a familiar name is leading the pack: Jason Isbell.

The 2016 Grammy winner (Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song) picked up three nominations for Album, Song and Artist of the Year.

Awards show juggernaut Chris Stapleton and Lucinda Williams (the 2015 Americana Album of the Year winner) both netted a pair of nominations for Album and Artist of the Year, while Margo Price picked up two nominations for New/Emerging Artist and Song of the Year

The 15th annual Americana Honors & Awards show will take place on Sept. 21 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during the Americana Music Festival, which runs from Sept. 20–25.

Check out the nominees below.

Artist of the Year

  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Jason Isbell
  • Lucinda Williams

Album of the Year

  • Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell, Produced by Dave Cobb
  • The Ghosts of Highway 20, Lucinda Williams, Produced by Greg Leisz, Tom Overby and Lucinda Williams
  • The Very Last Day, Parker Millsap, Produced by Parker Millsap and Gary Paczosa
  • Traveller, Chris Stapleton, Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton

Group Duo of the Year

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Milk Carton Kids
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band

New/Emerging Artist of the Year

  • John Moreland
  • Leon Bridges
  • Margo Price
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Song of the Year

  • “24 Frames,” Jason Isbell
  • “Dime Store Cowgirl,” Kacey Musgraves
  • “Hands of Time,” Margo Price”
  • “S.O.B.”, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats

Instrumentalist of the Year

  • Cindy Cashdollar
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Jedd Hughes
  • Sara Watkins

photo by David McClister/All Eyes Media

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Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett is ready to hit the road and Bring The Bar To You in 2022!

Starting in June, Thomas will kick-off his Bring The Bar To You tour with back to back shows in Gilford, New Hampshire with openers Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

After going through the last two years, Thomas says, “I’ll never take for granted being able to come see y’all and I’m so fired up to play some of these new ones that were made with these nights in mind. I have a feeling things are going to get loud – I’m counting down the days already!”

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Rhett