The nominees for the 2017 Americana Music Awards were announced this afternoon, and they include many familiar names. Previous winners Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson are up for Artist of the Year, alongside songwriting legend John Prine, Lori McKenna and Margo Price.
Just weeks after the release of his second record Tenderheart, Sam Outlaw snagged a nomination in the Emerging Artist of the Year category. He’ll be up against Aaron Lee Tasjan, Brent Cobb and Amanda Shires.
You can view the full list of nominees below.
2017 Americana Music Awards Nominations
Artist of the Year
Emerging Artist of the Year
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Duo/Group of the Year
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Marty Stuart & Fabulous Superlatives
Instrumentalist of the Year
Spencer Cullum Jr.
Song of the Year:
“All Around You” by Sturgill Simpson
“It Ain’t Over Yet” by Rodney Crowell
“Be Without You” by Ryan Adams
“Wreck You” by Lori McKenna
Album of the Year:
Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Rodney Crowell, Close Ties
Rhiannon Giddens, Freedom Highway
Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Navigator
Drive-By Truckers, American Band