2016 Americana Award Winners Include Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell & More

2016 Americana Award Winners Include Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell & More

Artist of the Year

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

Album of the Year

  • Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell, Produced by Dave Cobb WINNER
  • 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 WINNER
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Milk Carton Kids
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band

New/Emerging Artist of the Year

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

Song of the Year

  • “24 Frames,” Jason Isbell WINNER
  • “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 WINNER

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell