|Pictured at the nomination announcement at BMI Nashville are BMI's Mark Mason, Allison Moorer, Buddy Miller and the Americana Music Association's J.D. May.|
With three mentions each, BMI writer/artists Loretta Lynn and Mindy Smith are the leading finalists. Lynn was nominated as Artist of the Year and was cited in the album category for Van Lear Rose and the song category for "Portland, Oregon."
|Loretta Lynn||Mindy Smith||Slaid Cleaves|
Smith joined Lynn on the album list with One Moment More and on the song list with "Come To Jesus." She is also nominated in the newly-created New/Emerging Artist category.
BMI affiliate Slaid Cleaves earned two mentions: for the album Wishbones and the title song.
|Allison Moorer||Adrienne Young||Jerry Douglas|
Other BMI nominees announced at the reception were Allison Moorer, Adrienne Young, the Greencards, Old Crow Medicine Show, and instrumentalists Jerry Douglas, Kenny Vaughan, Sam Bush and Will Kimbrough.
|Old Crow Medicine Show||Greencards|
BMI's 2004 Americana Honors and Awards Nominees
Album of the Year
One Moment More
Van Lear Rose
Artist of the Year
|Kenny Vaughan||Sam Bush||Will Kimbrough|
Song of the Year
"Come to Jesus"
Old Crow Medicine Show