BMI Congratulates its 2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees

Posted in News on September 8, 2017

BMI writers are taking center stage this year with multiple nominations for Americana Music Awards. BMI songwriter Sturgill Simpson leads the pack with three nods, while Lori McKenna and Drive-By Truckers each earned two nominations. The ceremony, which takes place annually at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and is this year slated for September 13, is part of a week-long celebration of Americana music during the genre’s renowned Americana Music Festival. Congratulations to all. Here’s the complete list of BMI nominees:

Album of the Year
American Band, Drive-By Truckers (produced by David Barbe)
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson (produced by Simpson)
Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens (produced by Giddens and Dirk Powell)
The Navigator, Hurray for the Riff Raff

Artist of the Year
Jason Isbell
John Prine
Lori McKenna
Sturgill Simpson

Song of the Year
“All Around You,” Sturgill Simpson (written by Simpson)
“To Be Without You,” Ryan Adams (written by Adams)
“Wreck You,” Lori McKenna (written by McKenna)

Duo / Group of the Year
Drive-By Truckers
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
The Lumineers

Instrumentalist of the Year
Spencer Cullum Jr.
Courtney Hartman

Emerging Artist of the Year
Amanda Shires
Brent Cobb


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