May 15

2019 Americana Awards: It’s a Woman’s World

The 18th Americana Music Association Awards have definitely reflected the talented and inspiring women that have been dominating the genre.

The Highwomen, Americana, The 2019 Americana
via Brandi Carlile’s Official Facebook Page

Brandi Carlile, Kasey Musgraves, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Susan Tedeschi, and The War and Treaty’s Tanya Totter, there are 21 female musicians nominated in 2019’s six categories.

The 2019 artist of the year nominees features an all-female cast: Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, Kacey Musgraves, and Mavis Staples.

The Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan revealed the nominees via Facebook Live on Tuesday, the 14th of May. It was done at the private rehearsal for “Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples” at the Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

Americana, The 2019 Americana
via Milk Carton Kids/Official Facebook Page

Winners of the show will be revealed during the Americana Honors and Awards show on the 11th of September at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during the 2019 Americana Music Festival and Conference, which runs from the 10th to the 15th of September.

The recipient for the organization’s lifetime achievement award will be revealed leading up to the event.  The rest of the details about the conference will be released soon.

2019 Americana Honors and Awards Nominations

Album of the Year

To the Sunset, Amanda Shires
The Tree, Lori McKenna
The Tree of Forgiveness, John Prine
Walk Through Fire, Yola

Artist of the Year

Brandi Carlile
Rhiannon Giddens
Kacey Musgraves
Mavis Staples

Song of the Year

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

Duo / Group of the Year

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

Instrumentalist of the Year

Chris Eldridge
Eamon McLoughlin
Chris Powell
Michael Rinne

Emerging Artist of the Year

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


Brandi Carlile

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