What an incredible evening at the Americana Honors & Awards with several phenomenal female musicians taking the lead with major wins from Brandi Carlile with Artist of the Year, Emerging Act of the Year with War & Treaty, Legacy of Americana Award with Rhiannon Giddens and the Trailblazer Award to Maria Muldaur. There were many eclectic performances, including Carlile, a soul-stirring opener by Our Native Daughters, an amazing cover of “Angel from Montgomery,” by John Prine and Bonnie Raitt.
Additional performances consisted of Rhiannon Giddens, Lori McKenna, Buddy & Julie Miller, Maria Muldaur, Amanda Shires and Mumford & Sons, among many others.
Congratulations to the winners of the 18th annual Americana Honors & Awards! See below for the complete list of winners and honorees for this evening’s Honors & Awards show.
Album of the Year:
“The Tree of Forgiveness,” John Prine, produced by Dave Cobb
Artist of the Year:
Song of the Year:
“Summer’s End,” John Prine, written by Pat McLaughlin and John Prine
Duo/Group of the Year:
I’m With Her
Emerging Act of the Year:
The War and Treaty
Instrumentalist of the Year:
Felice & Boudleaux Bryant
Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting:
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:
Inspiration Award, presented in partnership with the First Amendment Center:
The 18th Annual Americana Honors & Awards is the hallmark event of AMERICANAFEST week, which continues through this Sunday, September 15.
For more information on the Honors & Awards and AMERICANAFEST, please visit www.americanamusic.org.