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Brittany Howard, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Drive-by-Truckers and Rhiannon Giddens nominated for the Americana Music Awards

June 15, 2020

The Americana Music Association has revealed the nominees for its 19th annual Americana Honors & Awards featuring Red Light artists Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Drive-By Truckers, Maren Morris,  and Rhiannon Giddens. Please see below for a full list of nominations in each category.

This year, the association has decided to further highlight the wide breadth of exemplary talent in the Americana music community by expanding its award categories to include five nominations instead of four, with the exception of “Song of the Year” totaling six due to a nomination tie.



Album Of The Year  The Highwomen, The Highwomen

Album Of The Year (produced by) – While I’m Livin, Tanya Tucker

Artist Of The Year

Duo/Group Of The Year  The Highwomen

Song Of The Year (written by) – “Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker

Song Of The Year  “Crowded Table,” The Highwomen



Album Of The Year  Jaime

Artist Of The Year

Song Of The Year  “Stay High”



Album Of The Year The Highwomen, The Highwomen

Duo/Group Of The Year The Highwomen

Song Of The Year “Crowded Table,” The Highwomen



Duo/Group Of The Year

Song Of The Year  “Thoughts and Prayers”




Duo/Group Of The Year


The winners of each category will be announced during the Americana Honors & Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Ticketing information will be announced as plans unfold. With that said, the health and safety of the Americana music community is the association’s utmost concern, and the event organizers will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely while following all national, state and local guidelines as they approach the scheduled ceremony date.

Every year, the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community with six member-voted annual awards. Described by Emmylou Harris as “the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere,” the Americana Honors & Awards has been broadcast in years past on CMT, Austin City Limits via PBS, AXS TV and via SiriusXM Radio, BBC2, WMOT, WRLT, WSM, Voice of America and — with the awards show being the most-streamed music event on for four consecutive years.

For almost two decades, the prestigious ceremony has celebrated pioneering mainstays and trailblazing newcomers, while featuring unforgettable moments in musical history including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash’s last live performance together, as well as offering show-stopping appearances by k.d. lang, Van Morrison, Mavis Staples, Bob Weir, Buddy Guy, George Strait, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, Solomon Burke, Rosanne Cash, the late Dr. John with Dan Auerbach, Irma Thomas, Levon Helm, Robert Plant and many more.

The Americana Honors & Awards usually serves as the centerpiece of AMERICANAFEST week. Due to COVID-19, in lieu of the association hosting its annual music festival and conference this fall, the recently announced Americana Music Association Foundation (AMAF) will be presenting its first initiative with details to be revealed in the coming days.

Next year’s AMERICANAFEST dates have been set for Sept. 21-26, 2021.

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About The Americana Music Association:
The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including AMERICANAFEST and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.
For more information on the Americana Music Association and the Foundation, please contact:

Bryan Ros | Americana Music Association |