Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Hayes Carll and Justin Townes Earle received nominations for the Americana Music Association's artist of the year on Thursday (May 31).
Isbell and Welch are the leading nominees across all categories, with three nominations each. Alabama Shakes, Steve Earle, Dave Rawlings and Punch Brothers' Chris Thile earned two nominations each.
The nominees were revealed at a press conference in Los Angeles hosted by actor-musician John C. Reilly. Shelby Lynne and Lucinda Williams performed at the event.
The Americana Honors and Awards ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sept. 12. In addition, the Americana Music Festival and Conference will take place in Nashville on Sept. 12-15.
Here is a full list of the nominations:
Artist of the Year
Justin Townes Earle
Album of the Year
Here We Rest -- Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive -- Steve Earle
The Harrow & the Harvest -- Gillian Welch
This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark -- Various Artists
Song of the Year
"Alabama Pines" -- Written by Jason Isbell and performed by Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
"Come Around" -- Written and performed by Sarah Jarosz
"I Love" -- Written by Tom T. Hall and performed by Patty Griffin
"Waiting on the Sky to Fall" -- Written and performed by Steve Earle
Duo/Group of the Year
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Civil Wars
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
Instrumentalist of the Year
Emerging Artist of the Year
Deep Dark Woods