Americana Music Nominations Announced

Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Shovels & Rope Receive Multiple Nominations

Dynamic new artists like the Lumineers, JD McPherson and Shovels & Rope are sharing space with icons such as Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller on this year’s ballot for the Americana Music Honors. The full list was revealed Tuesday (May 14) in Los Angeles.

Harris and Miller, who have been friends and musical allies for decades, are joined by Richard Thompson and Dwight Yoakam in the artist of the year category.

Meanwhile, Thompson’s “Good Things Happen to Bad People” is nominated for song of the year. It will compete with the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey,” McPherson’s “North Side Gal” and Shovels & Rope’s “Birmingham.”

Rodney Crowell, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis also received multiple nominations.

Here’s a full list of the Americana Music Honors nominations:

Artist of the Year
Emmylou Harris
Buddy Miller
Richard Thompson
Dwight Yoakam

Duo/Group
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis
Shovels & Rope

Emerging Artist
John Fullbright
JD McPherson
Milk Carton Kids
Shovels & Rope

Album of the Year
Buddy & Jim, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
Cheaters Game, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison
From the Ground Up, John Fullbright
O Be Joyful, Shovels & Rope
Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris and 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

Instrumentalist
Jay Bellerose
Mike Bub
Larry Campbell
Doug Lancio
Greg Leisz

Performers at the nominations announcement included Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook and the Milk Carton Kids.

The winners will be revealed on Sept. 18 during the Americana Awards & Honors ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.