Buddy Miller Earns Five Americana Nominations

Justin Townes Earle, Alejandro Escovedo, Earn Multiple Nods

Buddy Miller earned five nominations from the Americana Music Association on Wednesday (May 20). He is nominated for artist of the year and instrumentalist of the year. He and his wife Julie are also nominated for album of the year (Written in Chalk) and duo or group of the year. Finally, in the song of the year category, Julie Miller is nominated as the songwriter, while Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin are nominated as performers.

The awards will be presented Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Jim Lauderdale will host the ceremony and Buddy Miller will serve as musical director. The nominations were revealed at a press conference at BMI’s Nashville offices. Below is a full list of nominations:

Album of the Year
Real Animal, by Alejandro Escovedo Written in Chalk, by Buddy and Julie Miller
Jason Isbell & the 40 Unit, by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Midnight at the Movies, by Justin Townes Earle

Artist of the Year
Alejandro Escovedo
Buddy Miller
Justin Townes Earle
Raul Malo

Buddy Miller
Gurf Morlix
Jerry Douglas Sam Bush

New and Emerging Artist
Band of Heathens Belleville Outfit
Justin Townes Earle
Sarah Borges

Song of the Year
“Chalk,” written by Julie Miller, performed by Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin
“Country Love,” written and performed by the Gourds
“Homeland Refugee,” written by Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, performed by the Flatlanders “Rattlin’ Bones,” written and performed by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
“Sex and Gasoline,” written and performed by Rodney Crowell

Duo/Group of the Year
Buddy and Julie Miller
The Flatlanders
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
Reckless Kelly