Nominees Announced for the 2017 Americana Music Awards
The Americana Music Association today announced nominations for the 2017 Americana Music Awards from the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame. With their wry humor — “most of these nominees won’t be winners” — the Milk Carton Kids hosted the event. The afternoon featured a Drive-by Truckers acoustic reunion, along with performances by Caitlin Canty, the Jerry Douglas Band, Jason Isbell, and the Milk Carton Kids.
After thanking the afternoon’s sponsors, AMA executive director Jed Hilly told the audience that the AMA will announce this Friday a performance by an artist, “well-known to both rock and Americana audiences,” that will take place at Ascend Amphitheater during this year’s Americana Music Festival, Sept. 12-17.
Winners of the Americana Music Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Sept. 13 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Instrumentalist of the Year
Spencer Cullum Jr.
Duo/Group of the Year
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
Song of the Year
“All Around You,” Sturgill Simpson
“It Ain’t Over Yet,” Rodney Crowell
“To Be Without You,” Ryan Adams
“Wreck You,” Lori McKenna and Felix McTeague
Album of the Year
American Band, Drive-by Truckers
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson
Close Ties, Rodney Crowell
Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens
The Navigator, Hurray for the Riff Raff
Artist of the Year