Americana Music Association 2018 Honors and Awards Nominees announced

Bill DeVille provides highlights from the Americana Music Association 2018 Honors and Awards Nominees announcements. (Luke Taylor | MPR)

The nominees for the 2018 Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards were announced Tuesday in a ceremony hosted by Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan of the Milk Carton Kids. The ceremony, which was live-streamed from Nashville, Tenn., also included performances by the nominees for the 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year: Daniel Donato (guitar), Molly Tuttle (guitar), Jerry Pentecost (drums) and Brittany Haas (fiddle).

Winners in each category will be honored on Sept. 12, 2018, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, during the Americana Music Association's annual festival and conference.

Here is a summary of the nominees in each category:

2018 Emerging Artist of the Year Nominees
• Courtney Marie Andrews
• Tyler Childers
• Anderson East
• Lilly Hiatt

2018 Duo/Group of the Year Nominees
• I'm With Her
• Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
• Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real
• Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

2018 Song of the Year Nominees
• "A Little Pain" - Margo Price (written by Price)
• "All The Trouble" - Lee Ann Womack (written by Womack, Waylon Payne, and Adam Wright)
• "If We Were Vampires" - Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (written by Isbell)
• "The Joke" - Brandi Carlile (written by Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth)

2018 Instrumentalist of the Year Nominees
• Daniel Donato - guitar
• Molly Tuttle - guitar
• Jerry Pentecost - drums
• Brittany Haas - fiddle

2018 Americana Artist of the Year Nominees
• Brandi Carlile
• Jason Isbell
• Margo Price
• John Prine

2018 Album of the Year Nominees
All American Made - Margo Price, Produced by Jeremy Ivey, Alex Munoz, Margo Price and Matt Ross-Spang
By The Way, I Forgive You - Brandi Carlile, produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings
The Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, produced by Dave Cobb
Rifles and Rosary Beads - Mary Gauthier, produced by Neilson Hubbard

External Links

Americana Music Association - official site

Ryman Auditorium - official site

16 Photos

  • Courtney Marie Andrews on Radio Heartland
    Courtney Marie Andrews performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers
    Tyler Childers (David McClister)
  • Anderson East performs in The Current studio
    Anderson East performs in The Current studio (Luke Taylor | MPR)
  • Lilly Hiatt
    Lilly Hiatt's album 'Trinity Lane' is out now via New West Records. (Alysse Gafkjen)
  • I'm With Her
    I'm With Her perform at the Virginia Street Church in Saint Paul, Minn. (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Danny Clinch)
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (Brantley Gutierrez)
  • Margo Price performs at the Turf Club
    Margo Price performs at the Turf Club to celebrate United States of Americana's seventh anniversary. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Lee Ann Womack performs in The Current studio
    Lee Ann Womack performs in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Brandi Carlile performs on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    Brandi Carlile performs on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on March 14, 2018. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Nashville guitarist Daniel Donato
    Nashville guitarist Daniel Donato (courtesy the artist)
  • Molly Tuttle
    Molly Tuttle (Kaitlyn Raitz)
  • Amanda Shires on 'Austin City Limits'
    Instrumentalist of the Year nominee Jerry Pentecost plays drums with Amanda Shires on 'Austin City Limits' (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Fiddler Brittany Haas
    Fiddler Brittany Haas performs on 'Live From Here' season opener (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • John Prine
    John Prine (Danny Clinch)
  • Mary Gauthier 5
    Mary Gauthier performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

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