Americana Music Association Announces 2013 Award Nominees
Early today, the nominees for the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards show were announced from the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Calif. The announcment ceremony featured performances from Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale and T Bone Burnett along with Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook and The Milk Carton Kids. Miller, Lauderdale and their band led a tribute to the recently departed George Jones.
South Carolina folk duo Shovels & Rope received four nominations, followed closely by Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller, who earned three each.
The winners will be announced live at the annual Americana Honors and Awards on Sept. 18 on AXS TV. The ceremony will be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Buddy & Jim, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Cheater’s Game, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
From The Ground Up, John Fullbright
O’ Be Joyful, Shovels & Rope
Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris/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
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Milk Carton Kids
Shovels & Rope
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison
Shovels & Rope
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
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