Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, The Lumineers Among 2013 Americana Award Nominees
The Americana Music Association announced that honky-tonk hitmaker Dwight Yoakam, singer Emmylou Harris, guitarist Buddy Miller, folk-rock group The Lumineers, and Charleston, South Carolina duo Shovels & Rope are among the nominees for the association’s 2013 Honors & Awards Show. The nominations were announced during a ceremony at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.
With only five awards given out, Shovels & Rope led with four nominations, including Album of the Year for their 2012 release O Be Joyful and Song of the Year for “Birmingham.”
Harris and Miller each received three nominations, including Album of the Year honors–Harris for Old Yellow Moon, her collaboration with Rodney Crowell; Miller for Buddy & Jim, his album with Jim Lauderdale.
Yoakam earned one nomination for Artist of the Year, as did the Lumineers–theirs being for Song of the Year for their GRAMMY-nominated hit “Ho Hey.” Additional nominees include John Fullbright, Jim Lauderdale, JD McPherson, the Milk Carton Kids, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, Richard Thompson, and Greg Leisz.
The Americana Honors and Awards show takes place Sept. 18 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The evening will be hosted by Lauderdale, with an all-star band led by Miller.
Check out a full list of 2013 nominees below:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Buddy & Jim, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Cheater’s Game, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
From The Ground Up, John Fullbright
O’ Be Joyful, Shovels & Rope
Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell
SONG OF THE YEAR
Birmingham – Shovels & Rope
Good Things Happen to Bad People – Richard Thompson
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
North Side Gal – JD McPherson
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Milk Carton Kids
Shovels & Rope
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison
Shovels & Rope
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
– Kurt Wolff, Radio.com