BMI Congratulates its 2018 Americana Music Awards Nominees

Posted in News on May 21, 2018

Once again, BMI songwriters have made a strong showing in the nominations for the annual Americana Music Honors & Awards Show. This year, Jason Isbell is in line for multiple awards, specifically Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for The Nashville Sound, Song of the Year for “If We Were Vampires,” and Duo/Group of the Year for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Producer/songwriter David Cobb received two nods for Album of the Year for his work on both Isbell’s The Nashville Sound and Brandi Carlile’s By The Way, I Forgive You, as well as Song of the Year for co-writing Carlile’s “The Joke.” Celebrating achievements in authentic American roots music over the course of the year, the Americana Music Honors & Awards Show will be held in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, September 12.

Congratulations to all. Here’s the complete list of BMI nominees:

Album of the Year:
All American Made, Margo Price*, Produced by Matt Ross-Spang
By The Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile*, Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings
The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Produced by Dave Cobb
Rifles & Rosary Beads, Mary Gauthier*, Produced by Neilson Hubbard

Artist of the Year:
Jason Isbell
John Prine

Duo/Group of the Year:
I’m With Her - Sarah Jarosz
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Emerging Act of the Year:
Courtney Marie Andrews
Tyler Childers
Anderson East
Lilly Hiatt

Song of the Year:
“All The Trouble,” Lee Ann Womack*, Written by Waylon Payne and Adam Wright
“If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Written by Jason Isbell
“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile*, Written by Dave Cobb

Instrumentalist of the Year:
Daniel Donato
Brittany Haas
Jerry Pentecost
Molly Tuttle

*Not affiliated with BMI


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