Sturgill Simpson Leads Americana Awards Nominations
Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and Margo Price are to compete for the Artist of the Year prize at the upcoming Americana Music Association Awards. The three stars will face off against country icon John Prine and Lori McKenna for the top title.
Simpson landed three nominations when they were handed out on Tuesday, and his A Sailor’s Guide to Earth will also compete for the Album of the Year trophy, alongside American Band by Drive-By Truckers, Close Ties by Rodney Crowell, Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens and Hurray for the Riff Raff’s The Navigator.
The Drive-By Truckers are also up for Best Duo/Group with Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, and The Lumineers, while Song of the Year will be a battle between All Around You by Sturgill Simpson, It Ain’t Over Yet by Rodney Crowell, Ryan Adams’ To Be Without You, and Wreck You by Lori McKenna.
The awards will be handed out at Nashville, Tennessee’s Ryman Auditorium on 13 September during the 2017 Americana Music Festival and Conference.