The 2020 Americana Music Awards nominations have been revealed with Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Our Native Daughters, the late John Prine, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tanya Tucker, Yola and more being honored for their efforts over the last year.
Announced early Monday morning (6/15), the Americana Music Association revealed the nominees in each category, this year expanding the normal four to an extended five, with Song of the Year earning six due to a tie.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on September 16, 2020. With the ever-changing state of the COVID-19 pademic, information about tickets will be released in the coming months. The Americana Music Association will also continue to closely monitor the national, state and local guidelines to determine the status of the awards celebration.
The Americana Honors & Awards is typically held during AmericanaFest in Nashville. Due to the pandemic, the festival has already been postponed, with plans for a new initiative to take its place this fall. More information on that will be revealed in the coming days. The 2021 AmericanaFest has been scheduled for September 21-26. Visit americanamusic.org for more information.
See the full list of nominees below…
19th Annual Americana Honors & Awards Nominees:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
“And It’s Still Alright,” Nathaniel Rateliff, Produced by James Barone, Patrick Meese and Nathaniel Rateliff
“Country Squire,” Tyler Childers, Produced by David Ferguson and Sturgill Simpson
“The Highwomen,” The Highwomen, Produced by Dave Cobb
“Jaime,” Brittany Howard, Produced by Brittany Howard
“While I’m Livin’,” Tanya Tucker, Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR:
Buddy & Julie Miller
Our Native Daughters
EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR:
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR:
SONG OF THE YEAR:
“And It’s Still Alright,” Nathaniel Rateliff, Written by Nathaniel Rateliff
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker, Written by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker
“Crowded Table,” The Highwomen, Written by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna
“My Love Will Not Change,” Aubrie Sellers featuring Steve Earle, Written by Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp
“Stay High,” Brittany Howard, Written by Brittany Howard
“Thoughts and Prayers,” Drive-By Truckers, Written by Patterson Hood