BMI roots songwriters swept the 2012 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony, held Wednesday, September 12 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Alabama Shakes, the Civil Wars and Dave Rawlings all earned top honors, while BMI pioneers Booker T. Jones and Richard Thompson received recognition for their profoundly influential careers.
For an in-depth look at the always musically rich ceremony, read Jewly Hight’s recap in American Songwriter.
2012 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards
Artist of the Year
Album of the Year
This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
Produced by Tamara Saviano and Shawn Camp
Song of the Year Award
Written by Jason Isbell and performed by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Emerging Artist of the Year
Instrumentalist of the Year
Duo/group of the Year
The Civil Wars
Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist
Booker T. Jones
Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting