Margo Price, Charley Crockett, Allison Russell American Candidates for Leads

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margo price And Charlie Crockett The 2023 Americana Honors & Awards contenders emerged as the leading nominees when announced Tuesday in Nashville with three nominations each. allison russell was far behind with two knots American Music Association voters

Billy Strings, Zach Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers, Angel Olsen, Sierra Ferrell, Nickel Creek, the War and Covenant and Bonnie Raitt.

Some of the most prominent names in Americana, who have dominated the nominations in past years, such as Jason Isbell, were among the projects during the voting period. But the association is also known for wanting to promote fresh blood, which has resulted in artists not having a high mainstream media profile such as Hermanos Gutiérrez, 49 Winchester, Caamp and Plains appearing in competitive categories.

Four of 2022’s winners are on this year’s list of nominees, despite being among albums in this eligibility cycle. Russell, who won the album of the year with his solo debut in 2022, Strings, who chose the artist of the year in the last tour, and Ferrell, who won the emerging artist award last year, are all candidates to be the artist of the year this time. And Carlile, the winner of song of the year in 2022, is back with another nomination in the same category this year, appearing in a song written and directed by Russell.

Price and Crockett’s high profile in the nominations reflects that both had a particularly good year; The chart-topping songs and albums are #1 on Americana radio stations and programs, reflecting considerable media praise.

For Price, these are his first Americana Honors nominations since 2018, when he was nominated for album and artist of the year. In addition to releasing her fourth album “Strays” this year, Price has also garnered accolades for publishing her memoir “Maybe We’ll Make It,” as well as garnering some of the attention she’s gotten since her debut as a star. Crockett is still on the rise in establishing his reputation; The Texan singer’s win in the emerging artist category last year marked her first and only nomination ever.

While there’s rarely much crossover between the Americana Association nominations and the Grammys (except in the typical case where Carlile is involved), Raitt is nominated for song of the year here for “Just Like That” months after he became the surprise winner at the Grammys. . for the same song in the same category.

The award ceremony will be held on September 9. As the influential kick-off event of AmericanaFest, which will be held on September 1 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 20, 2023. 19-23 all over the city.

Performances by Price, SG Goodman and the McCrary Sisters were featured at the announcement ceremony in Nashville on Tuesday.

Full list of nominees:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

“Big Time” by Angel Olsen; Produced by Angel Olsen and Jonathan Wilson

“Can I Take My Dogs to Heaven?”, Tyler Childers; Produced by Tyler Childers

“Good and Bad,” Hermanos Gutiérrez; Producer Dan Auerbach

“The Man from Waco,” Charley Crockett; Producer Bruce Robison

“The Streets” by Margo Price; Produced by Margo Price and Jonathan Wilson

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

Charlie Crockett

Sierra Ferrell

margo price

allison russell

Billy Strings

DUE/GROUP OF THE YEAR:

49 Winchester

camp

Nickel Stream

plains

War and Covenant

IMPROVING ACTION OF THE YEAR:

Artist Adeem

SG Goodman

William Prince

Holy Spirits

Sunny War

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR:

Jesus Burke

allison degroot

Jeff Picker

SistaStrings – Chauntee and Monique Ross

Kyle Tuttle

SONG OF THE YEAR:

“Change of Heart” by Margo Price; Written by Jeremy Ivey, Margo Price.

“I’m Just a Clown,” Charley Crockett; Written by Charley Crockett.

“Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt; Written by Bonnie Raitt.

“Something Orange” by Zach Bryan; Written by Zach Bryan

Allison Russell, “You Are Not Alone” with Brandi Carlile; Written by Allison Russell.

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