Monday , 22 October 2018

Jason Isbell Leads Americana Music Nominees

Jason Isbell earned nominations in four categories when the 17th annual Americana Music Association Awards nominees were announced Tuesday (May 15) at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Margo Price and Brandi Carlile follow with three nominations each.

Nominated for artist of the year alongside Price, Carlile and John Prine, Isbell is nominated for album of the year with his band, the 400 Unit, for their Grammy-winning collection The Nashville Sound and song of the year for “If We Were Vampires.”

The Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan hosted the live webcast with fellow nominees Molly Tuttle, Brittany Haas, Jerry Pentecost, Daniel Donato and other special guests.

The winners of each category will be revealed during the Americana Honors and Awards show on Sept. 12 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during the 2018 Americana Music Festival and Conference, which runs from Sept. 11-16. The recipient for the organization’s lifetime achievement award will be revealed leading up to the event.

Album of the Year
All American Made, Margo Price
Producers: Jeremy Ivey, Alex Munoz, Margo Price and Matt Ross-Spang

By The Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile
Producers: Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings

The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Producer: Dave Cobb

Rifles & Rosary Beads, Mary Gauthier
Producer: Neilson Hubbard

Artist of the Year
Brandi Carlile
Jason Isbell
Margo Price
John Prine

Duo/Group
I’m With Her
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Emerging Artist
Courtney Marie Andrews
Tyler Childers
Anderson East
Lilly Hiatt

Song of the Year
“A Little Pain,” Margo Price
“All The Trouble,” Lee Ann Womack
“If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile

Instrumentalist of the Year
Daniel Donato
Brittany Haas
Jerry Pentecost
Molly Tuttle

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.

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