Jason Isbell took home album and song of the year trophies during the 2016 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony Wednesday night (Sept. 21) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Chris Stapleton was named artist of the year, and other winners included the duo of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell along with singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Sara Watkins and newcomer Margo Price.
Isbell and producer Dave Cobb received album of the year honors for Something More Than Free. Isbell also claimed the song of the year award for “24 Frames,” one of the tracks from the critically-acclaimed album.
The awards show kicked off the 17h Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference that runs through Sunday in Nashville.
Check back with CMT.com for complete coverage of the Americana Music Honors & Awards, but here are the night’s winners:
Album of the Year: Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell (Dave Cobb, producer)
Artist of the Year: Chris Stapleton
Group/Duo of the Year: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Song of the Year: “24 Frames” Jason Isbell (Jason Isbell, songwriter)
Emerging Artist of the Year: Margo Price
Instrumentalist of the Year: Sara Watkins
Spirit of Americana/Free Speech in Music Award: Billy Bragg
Lifetime Achievement Award, Trailblazer: Shawn Colvin
Lifetime Achievement Award, Songwriting: William Bell
Lifetime Achievement Award, Performance: Bob Weir
Lifetime Achievement Award, Wagonmaster: Jim Lauderdale
President’s Award: The late Woody Guthrie