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Nikki Lane performs during the 2015 Americana Music Awards.

THE 2015 AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION HONORS AND AWARDS NOMINEES:

(*** WINNER) 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

* 'And The War Came' by Shakey Graves

*** 'Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone' by Lucinda Williams

'Metamodern Sounds In Country Music' by Sturgill Simpson; 

* 'The Way I'm Livin'' by Lee Ann Womack; 

* 'Tomorrow Is My Turn' by Rhiannon Giddens


 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

* Rhiannon Giddens
 
* Jason Isbell
 
*** Sturgill Simpson
 
* Lucinda Williams
 
* Lee Ann Womack

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

First Aid Kit

* Houndmouth
 
* Nikki Lane
 
* Doug Seegers
 
*** Shakey Graves 

 

DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR

* Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
 
* The Lone Bellow
 
*** The Mavericks
 
* Punch Brothers
 
* Shovels & Rope

SONG OF THE YEAR

* "Dearly Departed" by Shakey Graves; 
 
* "East Side Of Town" by Lucinda Williams
 
* "Terms Of My Surrender" by John Hiatt 
 
*** "Turtles All The Way Down" by Sturgill Simpson
 
* "You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had" by Steve Earle & the Dukes

 

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR

* Hubby Jenkins
 
* Laur Joamets
 
* Greg Leisz
 
**** John Leventhal
 
* Stuart Mathis

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted by Naomi on May 31, 2017

 

Posted by Naomi on May 31, 2017

 
2015 AMA Honors & Awards

The 14th annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show, held at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Wed., Sept. 16th and hosted by Jim Lauderdale, the show kicks off the 16th annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, and features an all-star house band -- led by Buddy Miller -- and includes Don Was, Chad Cromwell, Fats Kaplin, Ian Fitchuk, The McCrary Sisters and Bill Payne, legendary founding member of Little Feat.

This year's presenters include: Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids, Rosanne Cash, Marc Ribot; Rob Bleetstein and John Grimson; Abigail Washburn and Noam Pikelny; Ron Sexsmith and Mary Gauthier; Ry Cooder; Rodney Crowell; Sara and Sean Watkins; John Kay and Ken Paulson; and Robyn Hitchcock.

In addition to performances by Lifetime Achievement Award honorees Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Henley, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Ricky Skaggs and Los Lobos, the show will feature Ry Cooder and Sharon White; Shakey Graves with Esme Patterson, Rhiannon Giddens, John Hiatt, Houndmouth, Jason Isbell, Nikki Lane, Jim Lauderdale, The Lone Bellow, Mavericks, Buddy Miller with Marc Ribot, Keb Mo, Robert Randolph with the Fairfield Four and the McCrary Sisters, Doug Seegers, Lucinda Williams and Lee Ann Womack.

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