Avett Brothers, Dave Rawlings, Ray Wylie Hubbard Lead Americana Music Awards 2010 Nominees


The nominees for the ninth annual Americana Music Awards have been announced, and they include Paste favorites The Avett Brothes (Duo/Group of the Year and Song of the Year for “I and Love and You,”), Carolina Chocolate Drops (Duo/Group of the Year) and many more.

Scheduled to take place Sept. 9 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Americana Awards will feature a a Buddy Miller-led band and host Jim Lauderdale.

Album of the Year:
The List by Rosanne Cash
A Friend of a Friend by Dave Rawlings Machine
Downtown Church by Patty Griffin
A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no c) by Ray Wylie Hubbard

Artist of the Year:
Ryan Bingham
Patty Griffin
Levon Helm
Steve Earle
Ray Wylie Hubbard

Duo Group of the Year:
The Avett Brothers
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Band of Heathens
Dave Rawlings Machine

Instrumentalist of the Year:
Buddy Miller
Dave Rawlings
Will Kimbrough
Sam Bush

New & Emerging Artist:
Sarah Jarosz
Ryan Bingham
Hayes Carll
Corb Lund
Joe Pug

Song of the Year:
“The Weary Kind” Written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett-performed by Ryan Bingham
“Drunken Poets Dream” Written by Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard performed by Ray Wylie Hubbard
“Ruby” Written by Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch-performed by Dave Rawlings Machine
“I and Love and You” Written and performed The Avett Brothers