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YOLA, BRANDI, RUSSELL LEAD AMERICANA NOMS


The announcement of the Americana Honors & Awards nominations brought together, from left, Henry Hicks (President & CEO of NMAAM), Allen Christian (Fisk Jubilee Singers), Dr. Paul Kwami (Musical Director of Fisk Jubilee Singers), Michael and Tanya Trotter (The War and Treaty), Adia Victoria and Jed Hilly (Executive Director of the Americana Music Association).

Allison Russell, Yola and Brandi Carlile have secured three nominations each for the 21st annual Americana Music Association’s Americana Honors & Awards.

The announcement of the nominations was held at Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music and revealed by hosts The War and Treaty, who received a nom for Duo/Group of the Year.

The winners will be announced 9/14 at a ceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium during AMERICANAFEST, which runs 9/13-17.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
In These Silent Days, Brandi Carlile; produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings
Outside Child, Allison Russell; produced by Dan Knobler
Raise the Roof, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; produced by T Bone Burnett
A Southern Gothic, Adia Victoria; produced by Mason Hickman and Adia Victoria; executive-produced by T Bone Burnett
Stand for Myself, Yola; produced by Dan Auerbach

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brandi Carlile
Jason Isbell
Allison Russell
Billy Strings
Yola

DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR 
Big Thief
Los Lobos
The Mavericks
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
The War and Treaty

EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR
Sierra Ferrell
Neal Francis
Brittney Spencer
Adia Victoria
Morgan Wade

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Ethan Ballinger
Brian Farrow
Larissa Maestro
Shelby Means
Justin Moses

SONG OF THE YEAR 
“Canola Fields,” James McMurtry; written by James McMurtry
“Diamond Studded Shoes,” Yola; written by Dan Auerbach, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Yola
“Juanita,” Sturgill Simpson f/Willie Nelson; written by Sturgill Simpson
“Persephone,” Allison Russell; written by Jeremy Lindsay and Allison Russell
“Right on Time,” Brandi Carlile; written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth

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