The nominees for the 2020 Americana Honors & Awards were announced on June 15.
Artists with multiple nominations across the six categories include Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Nathaniel Rateliff, Black Pumas, Brittany Howard and more.
The winners will be announced during the Americana Honors & Awards on Sept. 16 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Ticketing information will be announced as plans unfold. The ceremony is usually the centerpiece of AmericanaFest, which typically features more than 100 artists performing at different venues throughout Nashville, however, this year’s AmericanaFest has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Next year’s AmericanaFest dates have been set for Sept. 21–26, 2021.
See the full list of nominees below.
Album of the Year
“And It’s Still Alright,” Nathaniel Rateliff, Produced by James Barone, Patrick Meese and Nathaniel Rateliff
“Country Squire,” Tyler Childers, Produced by David Ferguson and Sturgill Simpson
“The Highwomen,” The Highwomen, Produced by Dave Cobb
“Jaime,” Brittany Howard, Produced by Brittany Howard
“While I’m Livin’,” Tanya Tucker, Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings
Artist of the Year
Duo/Group of the Year
Buddy & Julie Miller
Our Native Daughters
Emerging Act of the Year
Instrumentalist of the Year
Song of the Year
“And It’s Still Alright,” Nathaniel Rateliff, Written by Nathaniel Rateliff
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker, Written by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker
“Crowded Table,” The Highwomen, Written by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna
“My Love Will Not Change,” Aubrie Sellers featuring Steve Earle, Written by Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp
“Stay High,” Brittany Howard, Written by Brittany Howard
“Thoughts and Prayers,” Drive-By Truckers, Written by Patterson Hood
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