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Americana Honors & Awards 2013 Nominees Announced

Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell photo courtesy of Nonesuch Records.

The Americana Music Association has announced the nominees for the 2013 Honors & Awards. Winners will be revealed live at the annual Americana Honors and Awards on September 18 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The show will air live on AXS TV.

Shovels & Rope is the most nominated artist with four nods, followed by Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller, with three each. Rodney Crowell, John Fullbright, Jim Lauderdale, The Lumineers, JD McPherson, Milk Carton Kids, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Richard Thompson and Dwight Yoakam are also among the nominees. See a full list of nominees below.

Held Tuesday in Los Angeles at the Grammy Museum, the nominations announcement featured performances by Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook and The Milk Carton Kids. It kicked off with an Americana tribute to the late George Jones.

2013 AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS NOMINEES

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Buddy & Jim, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Cheater’s Game, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
From The Ground Up, John Fullbright
O’ Be Joyful, Shovels & Rope
Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Birmingham” – Shovels & Rope
“Good Things Happen to Bad People” – Richard Thompson
“Ho Hey” – The Lumineers
“North Side Gal” – JD McPherson

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Buddy Miller
Dwight Yoakam
Emmylou Harris
Richard Thompson

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
JD McPherson
John Fullbright
Milk Carton Kids
Shovels & Rope

DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison
Shovels & Rope

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Doug Lancio
Larry Campbell
Greg Leisz
Jay Bellerose
Mike Bub

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