Jason Isbell, Robert Ellis and Rosanne Cash Lead Americana Awards Nominations

Jason Isbell

The roots music-loving folks from the Americana Music Association have just unveiled the list of nominees for the 2014 Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, which will take place Sept. 17 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. This time around, it’s a three-way tie for the lead between Jason Isbell, Robert Ellis and Rosanne Cash, who each earned three nods. Fellow On the Edge favorites like Hurray for the Riff Raff, Sarah Jarosz and Sturgill Simpson also picked up nominations.

The Honors & Awards, which will again be hosted by Jim Lauderdale and feature the all-star house band led by Buddy Miller, is the central event of the Americana Music Festival, which runs Sept. 17–21 in Nashville.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Build Me Up From Bones, Sarah Jarosz
  • The Lights From the Chemical Plant, Robert Ellis
  • The River and the Thread, Rosanne Cash
  • Southeastern, Jason Isbell

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Rosanne Cash
  • Rodney Crowell
  • Robert Ellis
  • Jason Isbell

DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • The Avett Brothers
  • The Devil Makes Three
  • Hard Working Americans
  • Lake Street Dive
  • The Milk Carton Kids

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • “Cover Me Up,” Jason Isbell
  • “A Feather’s Not a Bird,” Rosanne Cash
  • “Ohio,” Patty Griffin
  • “Only Lies,” Robert Ellis

EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR

  • Hurray for the Riff Raff
  • Parker Millsap
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Valerie June

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Larry Campbell
  • Fats Kaplin
  • Buddy Miller
  • Bryan Sutton

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