Women Lead 2019 Americana Nominees

The nominees for the 18th Americana Music Association Awards reflect a year that has been dominated by inspiring women. Including Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Susan Tedeschi and The War and Treaty’s Tanya Totter, there are 21 female musicians nominated in 2019’s six categories.

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Producer Dave Cobb, Lori McKenna, John Prine and Yola are the lead nominees. Cobb and McKenna have three nominations each. Cobb’s honors represent his work on McKenna’s The Tree, Amanda Shires’ To the Sunset and John Prine’s The Tree of Forgiveness. McKenna has three nominations in two categories including album of the year for The Tree. Prine and Yola have two nominations each.

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The 2019 artist of the year nominees are Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, Kacey Musgraves and Mavis Staples.

The Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan revealed the nominees via Facebook Live Tuesday (May 14) at the private rehearsals for “Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples” at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

The winners will be revealed during the Americana Honors and Awards show on Sept. 11 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during the 2019 Americana Music Festival and Conference, which runs from Sept. 10-15. The recipient for the organization’s lifetime achievement award will be revealed leading up to the event.

Album of the Year
To the Sunset, Amanda Shires
Producer: Dave Cobb

The Tree, Lori McKenna
Producer: Dave Cobb

The Tree of Forgiveness, John Prine
Producer: Dave Cobb

Walk Through Fire, Yola
Producer: Dan Auerbach

Artist of the Year
Brandi Carlile
Rhiannon Giddens
Kacey Musgraves
Mavis Staples

I’m With Her
Our Native Daughters
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The War and Treaty

Emerging Artist
Jade Bird
J.S. Ondara
Erin Rae
The War and Treaty

Song of the Year
“By Degrees,” Mark Erelli, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Lori McKenna, Anaïs Mitchell & Josh Ritter
“Mockingbird,” Ruston Kelly
“People Get Old,” Lori McKenna
“Summer’s End,” John Prine

Instrumentalist of the Year
Chris Eldridge
Eamon McLoughlin
Chris Powell
Michael Rinne

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.