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

Daily Dose

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen