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The Highwomen, John Prine & More Land Americana Award Nominations

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Written by Lauren Laffer
The Highwomen, John Prine & More Land Americana Award Nominations
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby of The Highwomen perform onstage as BMI presents Dwight Yoakam with President's Award at 67th Annual Country Awards Dinner at BMI on November 12, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring /Getty Images)

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:
Brandi Carlile
Brittany Howard
John Prine
Tanya Tucker
Yola

DUO/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,” 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