2019 Americana Award Nominees
Kacey Musgraves performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Friday, April 19, 2019, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Kacey Musgraves, Lori McKenna and More Nominated for 2019 Americana Awards and Honors

The nominees for the 2019 Americana Awards and Honors were announced today (May 14). Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna leads the pack in nominations with three nods: one nomination for Album of the Year for her acclaimed 2018 album The Treea and two nominations in Song of the Year for "People Get Old" and "By Degrees," which she wrote with Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Anais Mitchell and Josh Ritter and Mark Erelli.

English singer-songwriter Yola earned two nominations: Album of the Year for Walk Through Fire and Emerging Act of the Year. Americana duo The War and Treaty also earned two nominations (Emerging Act of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year). Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine earned nods for Album of the Year for The Tree of Forgiveness and Song of the Year for "Summer's End."

Grammy-winner and ACM Album of the Year winner Kacey Musgraves was nominated for Artist of the Year.

See the full list of nominees below.

The Americana Awards and Honors take place on Sept. 11 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium during AmericanaFest, an annual celebration of Americana music and artists. AmericanaFest runs from Sept. 10 through Sept. 15 in Nashville.

2019 Americana Awards and Honors Nominees

Album of the Year

Amanda Shires, To the Sunset, produced by Dave Cobb

Lori McKenna, The Tree, produced by Dave Cobb

John Prine, The Tree of Forgiveness, produced by Dave Cobb

Yola, Walk Through Fire, produced by Dan Auerbach

Artist of the Year

Brandi Carlile

Rhiannon Giddens

Kacey Musgraves

Mavis Staples

Duo/Group of the Year

I'm With Her

Our Native Daughters

Tedeschi Trucks Band

The War and Treaty

Emerging Act of the Year

Jade Bird

J.S. Ondara

Erin Rae

The War and Treaty


Song of the Year

Mark Erelli, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Lori McKenna, Anais Mitchell and Josh Ritter, "By Degrees," written by Mark Erelli

Ruston Kelly, "Mockingbird," written by Ruston Kelly

Lori McKenna, "People Get Old," written by Lori McKenna

John Prine, "Summer's End," written by Pat McLaughlin and John Prine

Instrumentalist of the Year

Chris Eldridge

Eamon McLoughlin

Chris Powell

Michael Rinne

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