AmericanaFest Lineup Features Hundreds of Artists, Including Lee Ann Womack, John Prine, Brandy Clark, Ashley Monroe, Rosanne Cash & More

AmericanaFest Lineup Features Hundreds of Artists, Including Lee Ann Womack, John Prine, Brandy Clark, Ashley Monroe, Rosanne Cash & More

Nashville’s AmericanaFest (Sept. 11–16) has nailed down its list of more than 250 artists slated to perform during the six-day festival, including John Prine, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lee Ann Womack, Rosanne Cash, Hayes Carll, Brandy Clark, Ashley Monroe, Tyler Childers, Amanda Shires and more.

The nominees for the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards were announced in May, and a familiar name was front and center: Jason Isbell.

Jason, who has won six Americana Awards since 2012, leads the pack with four nominations in 2018, including Album, Artist and Song of the Year, as well as an additional nomination for Duo/Group of the Year with his band the 400 Unit. Other artists with multiple nominations include Margo Price, Brandi Carlile and producer Dave Cobb.

The 2018 Americana Honors & Awards show will be held September 12 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The ceremony is the centerpiece of AmericanaFest. For ticket information, visit americanamusic.org.

Check out the full list of nominees.

Album of the Year

  • “All American Made,” Margo Price, Produced by Jeremy Ivey, Alex Munoz, Margo Price and Matt Ross-Spang
  • “By The Way, I Forgive You,” Brandi Carlile, Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings
  • “The Nashville Sound,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Produced by Dave Cobb
  • “Rifles & Rosary Beads,” Mary Gauthier, Produced by Neilson Hubbard

Artist of the Year

  • Brandi Carlile
  • Jason Isbell
  • Margo Price
  • John Prine

Duo/Group of the Year

  • I’m With Her
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Emerging Act of the Year

  • Courtney Marie Andrews
  • Tyler Childers
  • Anderson East
  • Lilly Hiatt

Song of the Year

  • “A Little Pain,” Margo Price, Written by Margo Price
  • “All The Trouble,” Lee Ann Womack, Written by Waylon Payne, Lee Ann Womack and Adam Wright
  • “If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Written by Jason Isbell
  • “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile, Written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth

Instrumentalist of the Year

  • Daniel Donato
  • Brittany Haas
  • Jerry Pentecost
  • Molly Tuttle

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