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
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.
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:
of the Year
Justin Townes Earle