Kiah grabs three Americana nominations
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Kiah grabs three Americana nominations

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – Amythyst Kiah topped the Americana Honors & Awards nominations with three nominations.

Jason Isbell, and Brandi Carlile with two nominations apiece.

Kiah, who was in Our Native Daughters, was nominated for Best Duo/Group, Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

Isbell received nominations for the two key awards of Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Carlile also was nominated for Artist of the Year. She received a second nomination for Duo/Group of the Year as a member of The Highwomen.

The late John Prine received a nomination for Song of the Year.

Nominees are:

Artist of the Year:
Brandi Carlile
Kathleen Edwards
Billy Strings

Album of the Year:
"Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)," Sturgill Simpson, Produced by David Ferguson and Sturgill Simpson
"J.T.," Steve Earle & The Dukes, Produced by Steve Earle
"The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers," Valerie June, Produced by Valerie June, Ben Rice and Jack Splash
" Reunions," Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Produced by Dave Cobb
"World On The Ground," Sarah Jarosz, Produced by John Leventhal

Song of the Year:
"Black Myself," Amythyst Kiah, Written by Amythyst Kiah
"Call Me A Fool," Valerie June featuring Carla Thomas, Written by Valerie June
"Dreamsicle," Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Written by Jason Isbell
"I Remember Everything," John Prine, Written by Pat McLaughlin and John Prine
"Long Violent History," Tyler Childers, Written by Tyler Childers

Duo/Group of the Year:
Black Pumas
The Highwomen
Our Native Daughters
The War and Treaty
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Emerging Act of the Year:
Charley Crockett
Amythyst Kiah
Joy Oladokun
Allison Russell
Waxahatchee

Instrumentalist of the Year:
Megan Coleman
Robbie Crowell
Ray Jacildo
Philip Towns
Kristin Weber

The awards will be handed out on Sept. 20 at the 20th Annual Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville.

The nominations were announced at Nashville's National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) by Keb' Mo' and Ketch Secor, frontman and fiddler of Old Crow Medicine Show. The event featured acoustic performances from Keb' Mo', Secor with Old Crow Medicine Show, June and Russell.


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