BMI Writers Nominated for Americana Honors & Awards

Posted in News on June 9, 2015
Photo: Pictured (L-R): Shakey Graves, Sturgill Simpson, Lucinda Williams

Several Broadcast Music, Inc. writers, including triple-nominees Sturgill Simpson, Shakey Graves and Lucinda Williams, were named as contenders for 2015 Americana Honors & Awards. Artist of the Year nominee Simpson is also in the running for Song of the Year for the track “Turtles All The Way Down” from the Album of the Year-nominated Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. Graves’ explosion onto the Americana scene has earned him a nod for Emerging Artist of the Year, as well as Album of the Year for And The War Came, which features Song of the Year seeker “Dearly Departed.” Americana powerhouse Lucinda Williams is up for Artist of the Year and her Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone is among the contestants for Album of the Year and houses the Song of the Year hopeful “East Side of Town.” The Americana Music Association members will vote on the winners, who will be revealed during a ceremony and show at the historic Ryman Auditorium, September 16, during the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, TN. Best of luck to all the BMI nominees! Here’s the list:

Album of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer)
And The War Came - Shakey Graves; Produced by Alejandro Rose-Garcia and Chris Boosahda*
Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone - Lucinda Williams; Produced by Lucinda Williams, Tom Overby* and Greg Leisz
Metamodern Sounds In Country Music - Sturgill Simpson; Produced by Dave Cobb*
Tomorrow Is My Turn – Rhiannon Giddens*; Produced by T-Bone Burnett

Artist of the Year
Jason Isbell
Sturgill Simpson
Lucinda Williams

Duo/Group of the Year
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
The Lone Bellow
The Mavericks
Punch Brothers
Shovels & Rope

Emerging Artist of the Year
Nikki Lane
Shakey Graves

Instrumentalist of the Year
Greg Leisz

Song of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Songwriter)
“Dearly Departed” - Shakey Graves; Written by Alejandro Rose-Garcia
“East Side Of Town” - Lucinda Williams; Written by Lucinda Williams
“Terms Of My Surrender” - John Hiatt; Written by John Hiatt
“Turtles All The Way Down” - Sturgill Simpson; Written by Sturgill Simpson

* Not affiliated with BMI


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