Brandi Carlile and John Prine were two of the major winners at the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony on Wednesday (Sept. 11). Carlile won the night's highest honor, Artist of the Year, while Prine took home the Album of the Year and Song of the Year trophies.

Also during the ceremony, I'm With Her earned Duo / Group of the Year, and Punch Brothers member Chris Eldridge received Instrumentalist of the Year; the War and Treaty won Emerging Act of the Year, besting the rest of an incredibly stacked category. A full winners and nominees list is below.

Throughout the 2019 Americana Music Awards ceremony, captivating performances entertained the audience in the Ryman Auditorium and listening at home. Mumford & Sons collaborated with the Milk Carton Kids, and John Prine and Bonnie Raitt got together for a rendition of "Angel From Montgomery," which Prine wrote and both artists have recorded.


Highlights from the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, which was hosted by the Milk Carton Kids, will air on PBS at a later date. In the meantime, fans can see all the red carpet, onstage and backstage action by flipping through the photo gallery above.

2019 Americana Honors & Awards Winners

Album of the Year

To the Sunset, Amanda Shires
The Tree, Lori McKenna
The Tree of Forgiveness, John Prine -- WINNER
Walk Through Fire, Yola

Artist of the Year

Brandi Carlile -- WINNER
Rhiannon Giddens
Kacey Musgraves
Mavis Staples

Song of the Year

"By Degrees," Mark Erelli, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Lori McKenna, Anais Mitchell, Josh Ritter (written by Erelli)
"Mockingbird," Ruston Kelly (written by Kelly)
"People Get Old," Lori McKenna (written by McKenna)
"Summer's End," John Prine (written by Prine and Pat McLaughlin) -- WINNER

Duo / Group of the Year

I'm With Her -- WINNER
Our Native Daughters
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The War and Treaty

Instrumentalist of the Year

Chris Eldridge -- WINNER
Eamon McLoughlin
Chris Powell
Michael Rinne

Emerging Artist of the Year

Jade Bird
J.S. Ondara
Erin Rae
The War and Treaty -- WINNER

Lifetime Achievement + Other Awards

President’s Award: Felice & Boudleaux Bryant
Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting: Elvis Costello
Legacy of Americana Award, presented in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music: Rhiannon Giddens and Frank Johnson
Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance: Delbert McClinton
Trailblazer Award: Maria Muldaur
Inspiration Award, presented in partnership with the First Amendment Center: Mavis Staples

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