Americana Honors & Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

The nominees for the Americana Honors & Awards 2014 were announced yesterday and include many Proper distributed artists including Jason Isbell, Sarah Jarosz, The Avett Brothers and Buddy Miller, plus three of the five emerging acts of the year.

The Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, returns to the historically cool Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 17, 2014 (as part of the Americana Music Festival). The iconic Jim Lauderdale will once again host the Honors & Awards, while the phenomenal Buddy Miller will lead the All-Star Band. Described by Paste Magazine as “the worlds best awards show” the Americana Honors & Awards have featured once-in-a-lifetime moments, unforgettable performances and legendary collaborations.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Build Me Up From Bones, Sarah Jarosz
The Lights From The Chemical Plant, Robert Ellis
The River And The Thread, Rosanne Cash
Southeastern, Jason Isbell

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Rosanne Cash
Rodney Crowell
Robert Ellis
Jason Isbell

DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR

The Avett Brothers
The Devil Makes Three
Hard Working Americans
Lake Street Dive
The Milk Carton Kids

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Cover Me Up” – Jason Isbell
“A Feather’s Not A Bird” – Rosanne Cash
“Ohio” – Patty Griffin
“Only Lies” – Robert Ellis

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR

Larry Campbell
Fats Kaplin
Buddy Miller
Bryan Sutton

EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR

Hurray For The Riff Raff
Parker Millsap
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Sturgill Simpson
Valerie June