Nominees Announced for 2023 Americana Honors & Awards
Charley Crockett (Photo by Chad Cochran)
The nominees are in for the Americana Honors & Awards, with some familiar names as well as a few surprises.
Charley Crockett is nominated in each of the three biggest categories — for his album, The Man From Waco (ND review) and its song “I’m Just a Clown” and for Artist of the Year. Joining him in the Artist of the Year category are Sierra Ferrell, Margo Price, Allison Russell, and Billy Strings.
The winners will be announced Sept. 20 at the Americana Honors & Awards show, part of the Americana Music Association’s AmericanaFest in Nashville.
Still to be announced are the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards, including the Legacy of Americana award, co-presented by the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). Last year that award went to The Fairfield Four.
Here are the 2023 nominees, announced today from NMAAM in Nashville amid performances from S.G. Goodman, The McCrary Sisters, and Margo Price.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Big Time, Angel Olsen; produced by Angel Olsen and Jonathan Wilson
Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?, Tyler Childers; produced by Tyler Childers
El Bueno y el Malo, Hermanos Gutiérrez; produced by Dan Auerbach
The Man from Waco, Charley Crockett; produced by Bruce Robison
Strays, Margo Price; produced by Margo Price and Jonathan Wilson
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
The War and Treaty
EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR
Adeem the Artist
Thee Sacred Souls
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Allison de Groot
SistaStrings – Chauntee and Monique Ross
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Change of Heart,” Margo Price; written by Jeremy Ivey and Margo Price
“I’m Just a Clown,” Charley Crockett; written by Charley Crockett
“Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt; written by Bonnie Raitt
“Something in the Orange,” Zach Bryan; written by Zach Bryan
“You’re Not Alone,” Allison Russell featuring Brandi Carlile; written by Allison Russell