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BMI Congratulates its 2018 Americana Music Award Winners and Honorees

Posted in News on September 13, 2018
Pictured are Jason Isbell and John Prine
Pictured are Jason Isbell and John Prine

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


John Prine

Duo/Group of the Year


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit



Emerging Act of the Year


Tyler Childers

Song of the Year


“If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Written by Jason Isbell



Instrumentalist of the Year


Molly Tuttle

Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist

Buddy Guy

Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance

Irma Thomas