Looking forward to an awards gala this fall, the Americana Music Association has announced the nominees for the 2020 Americana Music Awards.  Brandi Carlile and Brittany Howard lead the list of nominees.  Carlile tops the list of nominations with seven; followed by Howard with five.  The HIghwomen, Tanya Tucker, Nathaniel Rateliff, and the Black Pumas also garnered multiple nominations.

Currently the Awards gala is set for September 16 in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

The nominees for the 2020 Americana Music Awards are:
Album of the Year:
“And It’s Still Alright” by Nathaniel Rateliff
“Country Squire” by Tyler Childers
“The Highwomen” by The HIghwomen
“Jaime” by Brittany Howard
“While I’m Livin’” by Tanya Tucker

Artist of the Year:
Brandi Carlile
Brittany Howard
John Prine
Tanya Tucker
Yola

Duo or Group of the Year:
Black Pumas
Drive-By Truckers
The Highwomen
Buddy & Julie Miller
Our Native Daughters

Emerging Act of the Year:
Black Pumas
Katie Pruitt
Aubrie Sellers
Billy Strings
Kelsey Waldon

Instrumentalist of the Year:
Ellen Angelico
Annie Clements
Brittany Haas
Zachariah Hickman
Rich Hinman

Song of the Year:
“And It’s Still Alright” by Nathaniel Rateliff
“Bring Me Flowers Now” by Tanya Tucker
“Crowded Table” by The Highwomen
“My Love Will Not Change” by Aubrie Seller with Steve Earle
“Stay High” by Brittany Howard
“Thoughts and Prayers” by the Drive-By Truckers

 

feature photo credit: Americana Music Association Facebook page