The Americana Music Association’s 15h annual Honors and Awards Show was held in Nashville’s last night, and once again Independents dominated, taking home 4 out of the 6 awards. Congratulations to all of the winners!
2016 Americana Music Awards Winners
Album of the Year: Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell, produced by Dave Cobb (Thirty Tigers)
Emerging Artist of the Year: Margo Price (Third Man Records)
Song of the Year: “24 Frames,” Jason Isbell (Thirty Tigers)
Instrumentalist of the Year: Sara Watkins (New West Records)
Additionally, majority of the Lifetime Achievement Award is/was an Independent Artist!
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Spirit of Americana / Free Speech in Music Award: Billy Bragg (Cooking Vinyl)
Lifetime Achievement Award, Trailblazer: Shawn Colvin (Concord Music Group)
Lifetime Achievement Award, Songwriting: William Bell (Concord Music Group)
Lifetime Achievement Award, WagonMaster: Jim Lauderdale
President’s Award: Woody Guthrie