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BMI Congratulates its 2021 Americana Honors and Awards Nominees

Posted in News on May 27, 2021

The nominations are out and the final winners of this year’s Americana Honors & Awards will be announced on September 22 in a celebration at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Congratulations to all! Here are the BMI nominees:

Album of the Year:
Cuttin’ Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions) - Sturgill Simpson, Produced by David Ferguson & Sturgill Simpson
J.T. - Steve Earle* & The Dukes, Produced by Steve Earle*
The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers - Valerie June, Produced by Valerie June, Ben Rice & Jack Splash
Reunions - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit**, Produced by Dave Cobb
World On The Ground - Sarah Jarosz

Artist of the Year:
Brandi Carlile
Jason Isbell
Billy Strings

Duo/Group of the Year:
Black Pumas**
The Highwomen
Our Native Daughters**
The War and Treaty**
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Emerging Act of the Year:
Charley Crockett
Joy Oladokun
Waxahatchee

Instrumentalist of the Year:
Megan Coleman
Ray Jacildo

Song of the Year:
“Call Me A Fool,” Valerie June ft. Carla Thomas, Written by Valerie June
“Dreamsicle,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Written by Jason Isbell
“I Remember Everything,” John Prine, Written by Pat McLaughlin & John Prine
“Long Violent History,” Tyler Childers, Written by Tyler Childers

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**Not all members affiliated with BMI