Childers, Ferrell score three AMA nominations
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Childers, Ferrell score three AMA nominations

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for its 23rd annual Americana Honors & Awards with Tyler Childers and Sierra Ferrell having three apiece.

Other nominees included Noah Kahan, Turnpike Troubadours, Wyatt Flores and Black Pumas.

Nominees are:

"Rustin' In The Rain," Tyler Childers; Produced by Tyler Childers and The Food Stamps
"Brandy Clark," Brandy Clark; Produced by Brandi Carlile
"Trail of Flowers," Sierra Ferrell; Produced by Eddie Spear and Gary Paczosa
"The Past Is Still Alive," Hurray for the Riff Raff; Produced by Brad Cook
"Weathervanes," Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; Produced by Jason Isbell

Tyler Childers
Charley Crockett
Sierra Ferrell
Noah Kahan
Allison Russell

Black Pumas
Larkin Poe
The Milk Carton Kids
Turnpike Troubadours
The War And Treaty

Kaitlin Butts
Wyatt Flores
Charles Wesley Godwin
The Red Clay Strays
Jobi Riccio

Instrumentalist of the Year
Grace Bowers
Maddie Denton
Jamie Dick
Megan McCormick
Joshua Rilko SONG OF THE YEAR:
"In Your Love," Tyler Childers; Written by Geno Seale and Tyler Childers
"Dear Insecurity," Brandy Clark (featuring Brandi Carlile); Written by Brandy Clark and Michael Pollack
"American Dreaming," Sierra Ferrell; Written by Melody Walker and Sierra Ferrell
"Jealous Moon," Sarah Jarosz; Written by Daniel Tashian and Sarah Jarosz
"Right Back To It" - Waxahatchee (featuring MJ Lenderman); Written by Katie Crutchfield

The winners will be announced during the Americana Honors & Awards on Sept. 18 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The program is the hallmark event of AMERICANAFEST, which returns for its 24th year on Sept. 17-21.

Every year, the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community with six member-voted annual awards and Lifetime Achievement, which will all be announced leading up to Americana music's awards show.

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