2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees — Full List
Sturgill Simpson, Lori McKenna and Rodney Crowell are among the nominees for the 2017 Americana Music Awards. Simpson leads this year's nominees, with three nods, while McKenna, Crowell and the Drive-By Truckers all earned two nods each.
The Americana Music Association announced 2017's Americana Music Awards nominees on Tuesday (May 9), during an event at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Milk Carton Kids, winners of Duo / Group of the Year at the 2014 Americana Music Awards, hosted the ceremony and helped to announce this year's nominees; they, Jason Isbell, the Jerry Douglas Band, Caitlin Canty and Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers all performed during the event as well.
A complete list of 2017 Americana Music Awards nominees is below. The Americana Music Awards ceremony takes place annually at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, during the Americana Music Festival, a week-long celebration of the genre. The 2017 Americana Music Awards are scheduled for Sept. 13, with the conference set for Sept. 12-17.
2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees
Album of the Year
American Band, Drive-By Truckers (produced by David Barbe)
A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson (produced by Simpson)
Close Ties, Rodney Crowell (produced by Kim Buie and Jordan Lehning)
Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens (produced David Bither, Giddens and Dirk Powell)
The Navigator, Hurray for the Riff Raff (produced by Paul Butler)
Artist of the Year
Song of the Year
"All Around You," Sturgill Simpson (written by Simpson)
"It Ain't Over Yet," Rodney Crowell feat. Rosanne Cash and John Paul White (written by Crowell)
"To Be Without You," Ryan Adams (written by Adams)
"Wreck You," Lori McKenna (written by McKenna and Felix McTeigue)
Duo / Group of the Year
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
Instrumentalist of the Year
Spencer Cullum Jr.
Emerging Artist of the Year
Aaron Lee Tasjan
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