The Americana Music Association announced nominees today for the 2013 Honors & Awards in Los Angeles at the Grammy Museum.
Two talented Oklahomans – Bearden singer/songwriter John Fullbright and Broken Arrow retro rocker JD McPherson – each received two nominations.
Both are nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year. In addition, Fullbright’s Grammy-nominated debut “From the Ground Up” earned a nod for Album of the Year, while McPherson’s “North Side Gal” was nominated for Song of the Year.
Shovels & Rope, with four nominations, followed by Emmylou Harris and Miller, with three each, lead the nominee slate. Many other notable artists were recognized, including Rodney Crowell, Jim Lauderdale, The Lumineers, Milk Carton Kids, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Richard Thompson, and Dwight Yoakam. Winners will be announced live at the annual Americana Honors and Awards, presented by Nissan, on Sept. 18 live on AXS TV from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.
This year the nominees reflect the diverse and artistic breadth of the genre, which honors of the roots of American music and has grown in prominence in recent year.
The Americana Music Association is a not-for-profit professional trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music.
The Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, returns to the historically cool Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 18, as part of the Americana Music Festival, which is Sept. 18-22 at venues throughout Music City. The iconic Jim Lauderdale will once again host the Honors & Awards, while the phenomenal Buddy Miller will lead the All-Star Band. Tickets for the Honors & Awards show come with the purchase of Americana Music Festival & Conference Registrations.
See the full list of nominees after the break.
2013 AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS NOMINEES
(Oklahomans marked with an *)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Buddy & Jim, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Cheater’s Game, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
*From The Ground Up, John Fullbright
O’ Be Joyful, Shovels & Rope
Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell
SONG OF THE YEAR
Birmingham – Shovels & Rope
Good Things Happen to Bad People – Richard Thompson
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
*North Side Gal – JD McPherson
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Milk Carton Kids
Shovels & Rope
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison
Shovels & Rope
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR