Dynamic new artists like the Lumineers, JD McPherson and Shovels Rope are sharing
space with icons such as Emmylou Harris and Buddy
Miller on this year’s ballot for the Americana Music Honors. The full list was revealed Tuesday (May 14) in Los Angeles.
and Miller, who have been friends and musical allies for decades, are joined by Richard Thompson and Dwight
Yoakam in the artist of the year category.
Meanwhile, Thompson’s “Good Things Happen to Bad People” is nominated
for song of the year. It will compete with the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey,”
McPherson’s “North Side Gal” and Shovels Rope’s “Birmingham.”
Rodney Crowell, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis
also received multiple nominations.
Here’s a full list of the Americana Music Honors nominations:
of the Year
Harris and Rodney Crowell
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
Bruce Robison and Kelly
Milk Carton Kids
Album of the Year
Buddy Jim, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison
From the Ground Up, John Fullbright
O Be Joyful, Shovels Rope
Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Song of the Year
“Birmingham,” Shovels Rope
Things Happen to Bad People,” Richard Thompson
“Ho Hey,” the Lumineers
“North Side Gal,” JD McPherson
Performers at the nominations announcement included
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley,
Elizabeth Cook and the Milk Carton Kids.
The winners will be revealed on Sept.
18 during the Americana Awards Honors ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.