The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville was the place to be last night for the Americana Music Honors & Awards Show. Again this year, BMI songwriters were at the top of the list of wins with Jason Isbell taking a notable three awards for Album of the Year for The Nashville Sound (produced by none other than the renowned David Cobb), Song of the Year for “If We Were Vampires,” and Duo/Group of the Year for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. In addition, BMI’s newest Troubadour Award recipient, John Prine, took the honors for Artist of the Year.
Here’s the complete list of BMI winners. Congratulations to all!
Album of the Year
The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Produced by Dave Cobb
Artist of the Year
Duo/Group of the Year
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Emerging Act of the Year
Song of the Year
“If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Written by Jason Isbell
Instrumentalist of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist
Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance