BMI Congratulates its 2022 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees

Posted in News on May 17, 2022

The coveted Americana Honors & Awards nominations are out with several BMI songwriters poised to win big. Brandi Carlile leads the pack with three nods this year in the major categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. The ceremony will be held once again at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 14.

Congratulations to all! Here are the BMI nominees:

Artist of the Year
Brandi Carlile
Jason Isbell
Billy Strings

Album of the Year
“In These Silent Days,” Brandi Carlile - produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings
“Outside Child,” Allison Russell* - produced by Dan Knobler
“Raise The Roof,” Robert Plant* & Alison Krauss - produced by T Bone Burnett
“A Southern Gothic,” Adia Victoria* - executive produced by T Bone Burnett
“Stand For Myself,” Yola* - produced by Dan Auerbach

Emerging Act of the Year
Neal Francis
Brittney Spencer

Song of the Year
“Canola Fields,” James McMurtry - written by James McMurtry
“Diamond Studded Shoes,” Yola* - written by Dan Auerbach, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Lee Tasjan* and Yola*
“Juanita,” Sturgill Simpson feat. Willie Nelson - written by Sturgill Simpson
“Persephone,” Allison Russell* - written by Jeremy Lindsay and Allison Russell*
“Right On Time,” Brandi Carlile - written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth

Duo/Group of the Year
Los Lobos
The Mavericks**
Robert Plant* & Alison Krauss
The War and Treaty

Instrumentalist of the Year
Ethan Ballinger

*Not affiliated with BMI
**Not all members affiliated with BMI


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