Americana Music Association Announces 2022 Award Nominees
Clockwise from left: Allison Russell, Brandi Carlile, Yola, Big Thief, Adia Victoria, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Billy Strings, and The Mavericks are among the nominees for 2022 Americana Music Association awards. (Courtesy of the Americana Music Association)
The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for its 2022 awards Monday afternoon in a ceremony live from the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville.
The nominees result from voting from AMA members and honor music released between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022.
The winners, along with Lifetime Achievement Award winners to be announced later, will be named during this year’s Americana Honors & Awards show Sept. 14 at the Ryman Auditorium, part of AmericanaFest.
Album of the Year
In These Silent Days, Brandi Carlile; produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings
Outside Child, Allison Russell; produced by Dan Knobler
Raise the Roof, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; produced by T Bone Burnett
A Southern Gothic, Adia Victoria; produced by Mason Hickman and Adia Victoria, executive produced by T Bone Burnett
Stand for Myself, Yola; produced by Dan Auerbach
Artist of the Year
Emerging Act of the Year
Song of the Year
“Canola Fields,” James McMurtry; written by James McMurtry
“Diamond Studded Shoes,” Yola; written by Dan Auerbach, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Yola
“Juanita,” Sturgill Simpson feat. Willie Nelson; written by Sturgill Simpson
“Persephone,” Allison Russell; written by Jeremy Lindsay and Allison Russell
“Right on Time,” Brandi Carlile; written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth, and Tim Hanseroth
Duo/Group of the Year
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
The War and Treaty
Instrumentalist of the Year
Find our coverage from last year’s Americana Honors & Awards here. And stay tuned for coverage of this year’s event, including award winners, in September.