Whether he's putting out a country album, or trying to piss off his record label by putting out anything but a country album, Sturgill Simpson is untouchable.

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As a musician and artist, he is a beast. Last night (September 23), the 2021 Americana Honors & Awards were held at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and the Navy sailor, turned railroad worker, turned Grammy winning artist pick up Album of the Year for Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions. Well deserved.

Other big winners last night include the late great John Prine, who picked up Song of the Year for "I Remember Everything," Brandi Carlile who took home the trophy for Artist of the Year, and our good pal Charley Crockett who was named Emerging Artist of the Year.

2021 Americana Honors & Awards Winners and Honorees:

Album of the Year: Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions), Sturgill Simpson, Produced by David Ferguson and Sturgill Simpson

Artist of the Year: Brandi Carlile

Song of the Year: “I Remember Everything” John Prine, written by Pat McLaughlin and John Prine

Duo/Group of the Year: Black Pumas

Emerging Act of the Year: Charley Crockett

Instrumentalist of the Year: Kristin Weber

Legacy of Americana Award, presented in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music: Fisk Jubilee Singers

Trailblazer Award: The Mavericks

Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance: Keb’ Mo’

Lifetime Achievement Award for Producer/Engineer: Trina Shoemaker

Inspiration Award: Carla Thomas

Get a full recap of the show here.

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