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John Fullbright and JD McPherson nominated for Americana Honors & Awards

by Brandy McDonnell Published: May 14, 2013
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John Fullbright
John Fullbright

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

Buddy Miller

Dwight Yoakam

Emmylou Harris

Richard Thompson

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

*JD McPherson

*John Fullbright

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

Doug Lancio

Larry Campbell

Greg Leisz

Jay Bellerose

Mike Bub

-BAM

 

 

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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