The 18th annual Americana Honors & Awards returned to the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, September 11th in Nashville, Tennessee. Here is your complete list of winners:

Album of the Year

  • “To the Sunset,” Amanda Shires, produced by Dave Cobb
  • “The Tree,” Lori McKenna, produced by Dave Cobb
  • “The Tree of Forgiveness,” John Prine, produced by Dave Cobb
  • “Walk Through Fire,” Yola, produced by Dan Auerbach

Artist of the Year

  • Brandi Carlile
  • Rhiannon Giddens
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Mavis Staples

Duo/Group of the Year

  • I’m With Her
  • Our Native Daughters
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • The War and Treaty

Emerging Act of the Year

  • Jade Bird
  • J.S. Ondara
  • Erin Rae
  • The War and Treaty
  • Yola

Instrumentalist of the Year

  • Chris Eldridge
  • Eamon McLoughlin
  • Chris Powell
  • Michael Rinne

Song of the Year

  • “By Degrees,” Mark Erelli, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Lori McKenna, Anais Mitchell and Josh Ritter, written by Mark Erelli
  • “Mockingbird,” Ruston Kelly, written by Ruston Kelly
  • “People Get Old,” Lori McKenna, written by Lori McKenna
  • “Summer’s End,” John Prine, written by Pat McLaughlin and John Prine

Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance: Delbert McClinton

Legacy of Americana Award, presented in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music: Rhiannon Giddens and Frank Johnson

Trailblazer Award: Maria Muldaur

President’s Award: Felice & Boudleaux Bryant

Inspiration Award, presented in partnership with the First Amendment Center: Mavis Staples

Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting: Elvis Costello

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