Americana Music Association announces nominees for the 2022 Americana Honors & Awards

By Holler

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The Americana Music Association have announced the nominees for the 21st annual Americana Honors & Awards, which will take place on 14th September 2022 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

During a ceremony at Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) on Monday 16th May, the nominations were revealed by hosts (and Duo/Group of the Year nominee) The War and Treaty.

The winners will be announced during AMERICANAFEST, which returns for its 22nd year from 13th - 17th September 2022.

See below for the full list of 2022 nominations:

Album of the Year

In These Silent Days - Brandi Carlile

Outside Child - Allison Russell

Raise The Roof - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

A Southern Gothic - Adia Victoria

Stand For Myself - Yola

Artist of the Year

Brandi Carlile

Jason Isbell

Allison Russell

Billy Strings


Emerging Act of the Year

Sierra Ferrell

Neal Francis

Brittney Spencer

Adia Victoria

Morgan Wade

Song of the Year

‘Canola Fields’ - James McMurtry

‘Diamond Studded Shoes’ - Yola

‘Juanita’ - Sturgill Simpson feat. Willie Nelson

‘Persephone’ - Allison Russell

‘Right On Time’ - Brandi Carlile

Duo/Group of the Year

Big Thief

Los Lobos

The Mavericks

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

The War and Treaty

Instrumentalist of the Year

Ethan Ballinger

Brian Farrow

Larissa Maestro

Shelby Means

Justin Moses


Every year, the AMA honors distinguished members of the music community with six member-voted and Lifetime Achievement Awards, including the National Museum of African American Music co-presented Legacy of Americana Award, which will be announced in the coming months.

Tickets to the Americana Honors & Awards are on sale now for AMERICANAFEST Conference Registrants. For more information on the association or to purchase passes to AMERICANAFEST, or head here.

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