Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch Lead Nominations for Americana Music Honors and Awards

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Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch Lead Nominations for Americana Music Honors and Awards

Published on May 31, 2012 by CMT News

Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Hayes
Carll
and Justin Townes Earle received nominations for the
Americana Music Association’s artist of the year on Thursday (May 31).

Isbell and Welch are the leading nominees across
all categories, with three nominations each. Alabama Shakes, Steve
Earle
, Dave Rawlings and Punch Brothers’ Chris Thile earned two nominations
each.

The nominees were revealed at a press conference in Los Angeles hosted by actor-musician John C. Reilly. Shelby
Lynne
and Lucinda Williams performed at the event.

The
Americana Honors and Awards ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sept. 12. In addition, the Americana
Music Festival and Conference will take place in Nashville on Sept. 12-15.

Here is a full list of the nominations:

Artist
of the Year

Hayes Carll
Justin Townes Earle
Jason Isbell
Gillian Welch

Album of the Year
Here
We Rest
— Jason Isbell The 400 Unit
I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive — Steve Earle
The
Harrow the Harvest
— Gillian Welch
This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark — Various Artists

Song
of the Year

“Alabama Pines” — Written by Jason Isbell and performed by Jason
Isbell the 400 Unit

“Come Around” — Written and performed by Sarah
Jarosz

“I Love” — Written by Tom T. Hall and performed by Patty
Griffin

“Waiting on the Sky to Fall” — Written and performed by Steve Earle

Duo/Group of the Year
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The
Civil Wars

Jason Isbell The 400 Unit
Punch Brothers
Gillian Welch Dave Rawlings

Instrumentalist
of the Year

Buddy Miller
Dave Rawlings
Darrell
Scott

Chris Thile

Emerging Artist of the Year
Alabama Shakes
Dawes
Deep Dark Woods
Robert
Ellis

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