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Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and More Snag 2017 Americana Music Awards Nominations

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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

Jason Isbell
John Prine
Lori McKenna
Margo Price
Sturgill Simpson

Emerging Artist of the Year

Aaron Lee Tasjan
Sam Outlaw
Brent Cobb
Amanda Shires

Duo/Group of the Year

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Marty Stuart & Fabulous Superlatives
Drive-By Truckers
The Lumineers

Instrumentalist of the Year

Courtney Hartman
Charlie Sexton
Spencer Cullum Jr.
Jen Gunderman

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

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Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and More Snag 2017 Americana Music Awards Nominations