Jason Isbell Wins Big at 2018 Americana Music Awards [PICTURES]
Jason Isbell received four nominations at the 2018 Americana Music Honors & Awards, and he took home three of them during the awards ceremony on Tuesday night (Sept. 12). Readers can see a full list of 2018 Americana Music Awards nominees and winners below.
In addition to the category winners, a number of Lifetime Achievement Awards winners were honored during the ceremony: Buddy Guy, k.d. lang, Irma Thomas, Olivia Records founders Judy Dlugacz and Cris Williamson, and Rosanne Cash all received special trophies in recognition of their musical influence.
The 2018 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony featured performances from Rosanne Cash, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lilly Hiatt and more. The Milk Carton Kids assumed hosting duties this year, and the evening's house band was led by Buddy Miller.
The Americana Honors & Awards ceremony is part of the 2018 Americana Festival and Conference, which is taking place on Sept.11-16. Although the ceremony won't be broadcast live on television, it will be simulcast on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country station and on the Nashville-area stations WRLT 1001. FM, WSM 650 AM and WMOT 89.5 FM. Additionally, the Americana Music Association is partnering with PBS' Austin City Limits as well as with CMT to share highlights from the event; the CMT broadcast will air on Nov. 28 at 9PM ET, while the ACL broadcast will air in February of 2019.
2018 Americana Music Awards Winners
Album of the Year
All American Made, Margo Price (produced by Jeremy Ivey, Alex Munoz, Margot Price and Matt Ross-Spang)
By the Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile (produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings)
The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (produced by Dave Cobb) -- WINNER
Rifles and Rosary Beads, Mary Gauthier (produced by Neilson Hubbard)
Artist of the Year
John Prine -- WINNER
Song of the Year
"A Little Pain," Margo Price (written by Price)
"All the Trouble," LeeAnn Womack (written by Womack, Waylon Payne and Adam Wright)
"If We Were Vampires," Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (written by Isbell) -- WINNER
"The Joke," Brandi Carlile (written by Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth)
Duo/Group of the Year
I'm With Her
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit -- WINNER
Lukas Nelson & the Promise of Real
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Instrumentalist of the Year
Molly Tuttle -- WINNER
Emerging Artist of the Year
Courtney Marie Andrews
Tyler Childers -- WINNER
See Red Carpet + Backstage Photos From the 2018 Americana Music Awards