The nominees for the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards were announced today on May 15, and a familiar name is 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 (Sept. 11–16), which features more than 100 artists performing at different venues throughout Nashville. 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
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
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
photo by Jim Casey