Time once again for the biggest names in Americana music to take center stage, as this week The Americana Music Association announced their nominees for the 2017 Americana Music Awards.

Sturgill Simpson leads the way with three nominations including Artist of the Year. Winners will be announced at AmericanaFest in Nashville, TN, on September 13th.

Artist of the Year
Jason Isbell
John Prine
Lori McKenna
Margo Price
Sturgill Simpson

Album of the Year
Drive-By Truckers “American Band”
Sturgill Simpson “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”
Rodney Crowell “Close Ties”
Rhiannon Giddens “Freedom Highway”
Hurray for the Riff Raff “The Navigator”

Song of the Year
Sturgill Simpson “All Around You”
Rodney Crowell “It Ain’t Over Yet”
Ryan Adams “To Be Without You”
Lori McKenna “Wreck You”

Duo/Group of the Year
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
Drive By Trucksers
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
The Lumineers

Emerging Artist of the Year
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Amanda Shires
Brent Cobb
Sam Outlaw

Instrumentalist of the Year
Jen Gunderman
Courtney Hartman
Charlie Sexton
Spencer Cullum Jr.

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