Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell Lead BMI Sweep of 2012 Americana Music Awards

Posted in News on September 13, 2012
Pictured: Gillian Welch
Pictured: Gillian Welch

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
BMI Winners

Artist of the Year
Gillian Welch

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
“Alabama Pines”
Written by Jason Isbell and performed by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Emerging Artist of the Year
Alabama Shakes

Instrumentalist of the Year
Dave Rawlings

Duo/group of the Year
The Civil Wars

Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist
Booker T. Jones

Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting
Richard Thompson


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