Americana Awards Nominations 2019: Ladies First


Brandi Carlile, Yola and Mavis Staples are among the artists recognized in top categories in Americana Awards


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Nominees for the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards were announced Tuesday afternoon, with multiple women being recognized in the top categories. The Milk Carton Kids (and, later, Mavis Staples) read the names of the nominees during a rehearsal for the “Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples” concert set for Wednesday in Nashville, according to Rolling Stone.

The winners will be revealed at the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards, held September 11th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The awards ceremony is the central event of the annual AmericanaFest, which runs September 10th through 15th with performances at venues all over Nashville.

Album of the Year
To the Sunset, Amanda Shires (Produced by Dave Cobb)
The Tree, Lori McKenna (Produced by Dave Cobb)
The Tree of Forgiveness, John Prine (Produced by Dave Cobb)
Walk Through Fire, Yola (Produced by Dan Auerbach)

Duo/Group of the Year
I’m With Her
Our Native Daughters
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The War and Treaty

Emerging Act of the Year
Jade Bird
J.S. Ondara
Erin Rae
The War and Treaty

Instrumentalist of the Year
Chris Eldridge
Eamon McLoughlin
Chris Powell
Michael Rinne

Staples earned a nomination for Artist of the Year, alongside Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens and Kacey Musgraves, marking the first time the category has included only women.In addition to Carlile, Musgraves and Prine, Lori McKenna, Yola and others earned nods at the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards. Notably absent from the list is 2018’s big winner, Jason Isbell.



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