Sturgill Simpson Leads the Pack, 2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees Announced
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Time once again for the biggest names in Americana music to take center stage, as this week The Americana Music Association announced their nominees for the 2017 Americana Music Awards.
Sturgill Simpson leads the way with three nominations including Artist of the Year. Winners will be announced at AmericanaFest in Nashville, TN, on September 13th.
Artist of the Year
Album of the Year
Drive-By Truckers “American Band”
Sturgill Simpson “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”
Rodney Crowell “Close Ties”
Rhiannon Giddens “Freedom Highway”
Hurray for the Riff Raff “The Navigator”
Song of the Year
Sturgill Simpson “All Around You”
Rodney Crowell “It Ain’t Over Yet”
Ryan Adams “To Be Without You”
Lori McKenna “Wreck You”
Duo/Group of the Year
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
Drive By Trucksers
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
Emerging Artist of the Year
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Instrumentalist of the Year
Spencer Cullum Jr.