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Buddy Miller Nominated for Americana Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year

[Vintage Vinyl News]

Monday, June 04, 2012

Nominations Announced for the Americana Music Awards

The one awards show that knows how to be succinct, the Americana Music Awards, announced their nominees on Thursday in each of the seven categories (yes, just seven). The announcement was made at The Grammy Museums Clive Davis Theatre by Jim Lauderdale and John C. Riley.

Also featured during the announcement was music by Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynne, Robert Ellis and the Americana All-Star Band (Lauderdale, Buddy Miller, Greg Leisz, Don Heffington and Don Was).

Jason Isabell earned four nominations, for Album (Here We Rest), Artist, Song (Alabama Pines) and Duo/Group, with Gillian Welch right behind at three for Album (The Harrow and the Harvest), Artist and Duo/Group.

The awards will be presented on September 12 in Nashville.

The nominees:

Album of the Year

Here We Rest – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – Steve Earle
The Harrow & The Harvest – Gillian Welch
This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark – Various Artists

Artist of the Year

Gillian Welch
Hayes Carll
Jason Isbell
Justin Townes Earle

Emerging Artist of the Year

Alabama Shakes
Dawes
Deep Dark Woods
Robert Ellis

Song of the Year

Alabama Pines – Written by Jason Isbell and performed by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Come Around – Written and performed by Sarah Jarosz
I Love – Written by Tom T. Hall and performed by Patty Griffin
Waiting on the Sky to Fall – Written and performed by Steve Earle

Instrumentalist of the Year

Buddy Miller
Chris Thile
Darrell Scott
Dave Rawlings

Duo/Group of the Year

Carolina Chocolate Drops
Civil Wars
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Punch Brothers