Americana Honors and Awards 2016

Americana Honors and Awards 2016

September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016


The Americana Music Honors & Awards is the marquee event for the Americana Music Association. Beginning in 2002, the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community. Six member-voted awards and several Lifetime Achievement Awards are handed out while over 2000 artists, music-loving fans and entertainment industry executives look on.

The Honors & Awards have featured a variety of musical events, including Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’s last live performance together.[1] Artists such as The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Robert Plant & His Band of Joy, Steve Earle & Allison Moorer, Rosanne Cash and John Fogerty have also performed for the event, and special appearances by artists like Kris Kristofferson (2003), Billy Bob Thornton (2005), Rosanne Cash (2006), and Bonnie Raitt (2012) demonstrate the significance[peacock term] of the genre and awards show.

The Honors & Awards show was first broadcast on national television in 2005. Also in 2005, SiriusXM, BBC2, and Voice of America began broadcasting the show on radio. PBS began airing an abbreviated version during Austin City Limits in 2011.

The Americana Honors & Awards Show returned to the historic Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2012. It was once again hosted by Jim Lauderdale, while the All Star Band was led by Buddy Miller. The 2012 Honors & Awards show was aired live on AXS TV[2] and later aired on Austin City Limits on PBS[3] and replayed on AXS TV.

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Jason Isbell
American musician
bornFebruary 1, 1979
Green Hill, Alabama
Chris Stapleton
Margo Price
Emmylou Harris
American musician
bornApril 2, 1947
Birmingham, Alabama, US

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James Russell "Jim" Lauderdale[1] (born April 11, 1957) is an American country, bluegrass, and Americana singer-songwriter.[2] Since 1986, he has released 23 studio albums, including collaborations with artists such as Dr. Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, and Donna the Buffalo. A "songwriter's songwriter,"[3] his songs have been recorded by dozens of artists, notably George Strait, Gary Allan, Elvis Costello, Blake Shelton, the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, and Patty Loveless.

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Michael Jason Isbell (/ˈɪzbʊl/;[2] born February 1, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Green Hill, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. He is best known for his solo career and as a former member of the Drive-By Truckers for six years, from 2001 to 2007.[3][4][5]

The works of Jason Isbell are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.[6]


Album of the Year Nominees4

Artist of the Year Nominees4

Duo/Group of the Year Nominees6

Emerging Artist of the Year Nominees4

Top Albums by Emerging Artist of the Year Nominees7

Top Songs by Emerging Artist of the Year Nominees6

Song of the Year Nominees3

Instrumentalist of the Year Nominees4

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners6



Top Albums by Performers33

Top Songs by Performers31

Notable Songs Performed9

Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium (formerly Grand Ole Opry House and Union Gospel Tabernacle) is a 2,362-seat live performance venue, located at 116 5th Avenue North, in Nashville, Tennessee and is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. It is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Ryman Auditorium was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and was further designated a National Historic Landmark on June 25, 2001.

Notable Attendees44

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles70


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BMI Proudly Congratulates its 2016 Americana Honors and Awards Winners  –  September 22, 2016
Last night was another historic occasion at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville where the winners of the 2016 Americana Honors and Awards were announced, capping off “AmericanaFest,” the Americana Music Festival and Conference. BMI congratulates its ...
Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Margo Price Win Big at 2016 Americana Music Awards  –  September 22, 2016
The 15th annual Americana Music Awards and Honors were filled with stellar performances, powerful tributes and heartfelt nods to just how far the genre has come. The event, which kicked off the nearly-week long Americana Music Festival in Nashville ...
Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton Win 2016 Americana Honors and Awards: Complete Winners List
Billboard  –  September 22, 2016
Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell won album of the year and song of the year at the 2016 Americana Honors and Awards show Wednesday night, extending his legacy as the star of Americana music. Since launching his solo career after years with the Drive-By ...
Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton Top Americana Music Honors & Awards
CMT  –  September 22, 2016
Jason Isbell took home album and song of the year trophies during the 2016 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony Wednesday night (Sept. 21) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Isbell and producer Dave Cobb received album of the year honors for Something ...
Jason Isbell extends legacy at Americana Honors and Awards
WRAL  –  September 22, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Singer songwriter Jason Isbell won album of the year and song of the year at the 2016 Americana Honors and Awards show, extending his legacy as the star of Americana music. Since launching his solo career after years with the Drive-By ...
Jason Isbell takes home Album, Song of the Year at Americana Awards
The Tennessean  –  September 21, 2016
Buy Photo Jim Lauderdale performs with George Strait after accepting a Lifetime Acheivement Award at the 2016 Americana Music Honors and Awards Show at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo: Larry McCormack / THE TENNESSEAN ...
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NPR News  –  September 19, 2016
"24 Frames" by Jason Isbell; written by Jason Isbell "Dime Store Cowgirl" by Kacey Musgraves; written by Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally "Hands Of Time" by Margo Price; written by Margo Price "S.O.B." by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats ...
Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin to Perform on Americana Honors & Awards Show on September 21; Streams Live on
Nonesuch Records  –  September 6, 2016
Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin, and Billy Bragg are among the artists who will perform at the 15th annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, taking place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. will ...
The Americana Music Association Announces 2016 Lifetime Achievement Honorees
All Access Music Group  –  August 31, 2016
... AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION has announced this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Six honorees will be celebrated during AMERICANA’S 15TH ANNUAL HONORS & AWARDS show to be held at the RYMAN Auditorium in Nashville on WEDNESDAY ...
Americana Honors Taps Bob Weir, Shawn Colvin for Lifetime Achievement  –  August 31, 2016
The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin are among those being recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards. The 15th annual event returns to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on September 21st ...
Bob Weir To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 2016 Americana Honors & Awards
Jam Base  –  August 30, 2016
Last week, we reported on Bob Weir‘s upcoming appearance at the 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference which will take place September 20 – 25 in Nashville. Today, it has been revealed Weir will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement ...

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