Jason Isbell, John Prine and More Listed Among 2018 Americana Award Nominees


The Americana Music Association held an small ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Monday where they announced nominees for their 17th Annual Honors & Awards show. The awards are scheduled to take place September 12th, during The Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville, TN.

The Orchard is pleased to see a number of familiar names listed among this year’s nominees.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit have made the biggest splash with four nominations out of the six categories awarded. Isbell earned nominations for Artist of the Year, Duo/Group of the Year with the 400 Unit, Song of the Year for “If We Were Vampires” and album of the year for The Nashville Sound. Watch the music video for the nominated track, “If We Were Vampires” below, and see what makes Isbell such a huge name in Americana.

We also have returning favorites and talented newcomers earning nominations. John Prine is back in action and nominated for Artist of the Year while buzzy up-and-comers, Tyler Childers and Courtney Marie Andrews received nods for Emerging Act of the Year.

See the full list of nominees here and those distributed by The Orchard below:

Album of the Year:
The Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Produced by Dave Cobb (Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers)
Rifles & Rosary Beads by Mary Gauthier, Produced by Neilson Hubbard (In The Black/Thirty Tigers)

Artist of the Year:
Jason Isbell (Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers)
John Prine (Oh Boy Records/Thirty Tigers)

Duo/Group of the Year:
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers)

Emerging Act of the Year:
Courtney Marie Andrews (Fat Possum/Mama Bird Recordings/Loose)
Tyler Childers (Hickman Holler Records/Thirty Tigers)

Song of the Year:
“If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Written by Jason Isbell (Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers)

Congratulations to all labels and nominees! We’ll see you at Americana Fest.

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