The Americana Music Association announced today their 2012 award nominees in categories that include Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Emerging Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year.
The nominees were announced by John C. Reilly in an event held at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre in Los Angeles, which also featured performances from Lucinda Williams and Shelby Lynne.
The announcements are in anticipation of the Americana Honors and Awards program, which is set to take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 12. The ceremony is the capstone event of the Americana Music Festival and Conference, which takes place on Sept. 12-15.
You can check out the full list of nominees below:
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
Artist of the Year
Justin Townes Earle
Emerging Artist of the Year
Deep Dark Woods
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
Instrumentalist of the Year
Duo/Group of the Year
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Civil Wars
Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit