BMI Congratulates its 2015 Americana Music Honors and Awards Winners

Posted in News on September 17, 2015
Pictured: Shakey Graves, Sturgill Simpson and Lucinda Williams
Pictured: Shakey Graves, Sturgill Simpson and Lucinda Williams

BMI writers dominated the Americana Music Honors and Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last night with notable wins in nearly every category. Sturgill Simpson had an especially good night with wins for both Song of the Year for “Turtles All the Way Down” and Artist of the Year. For those who missed it live, an edited version of the show will air later this year on PBS as a special episode of Austin City Limits.

Here’s a complete list of BMI winners:

Album of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)
Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, Lucinda Williams; Produced by Lucinda Williams, Tom Overby* and Greg Leisz

Artist of the Year
Sturgill Simpson

Emerging Artist of the Year
Shakey Graves

Duo/Group of the Year
The Mavericks

Song of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Songwriter)
“Turtles All the Way Down,” Sturgill Simpson; Written by Sturgill Simpson

President’s Award: BB King

Lifetime Achievement Award, Songwriting: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

Lifetime Achievement Award, Performance: Los Lobos

*Not affiliated with BMI


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