J.S. Ondara, Jade Bird, John Prine among the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards nominees

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J.S. Ondara performs in The Current studio
J.S. Ondara performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

The 2019 Americana Honors & Awards will take place on Sept. 11 of this year in Nashville, Tenn., at the Ryman Auditorium. On Tuesday, May 14, the Americana Music Association announced the nominees across six categories. Many if not all of the names are familiar to listeners of The Current and of Radio Heartland, with artists such as Kacey Musgraves, John Prine, Jade Bird, Mavis Staples, Amanda Shires, Yola, I'm With Her, Brandi Carlile, The War and Treaty, and J.S. Ondara — to name but a few — all landing on the final ballot.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Album Of The Year


To the Sunset, Amanda Shires, Produced by Dave Cobb

The Tree, Lori McKenna, Produced by Dave Cobb

The Tree of Forgiveness, John Prine, Produced by Dave Cobb

Walk Through Fire, Yola, Produced by Dan Auerbach

Artist Of The Year


Brandi Carlile

Rhiannon Giddens

Kacey Musgraves

Mavis Staples

Duo/Group of the Year


I'm With Her

Our Native Daughters

Tedeschi Trucks Band

The War and Treaty

Emerging Act Of The Year


Jade Bird

J.S. Ondara

Erin Rae

The War and Treaty

Yola

Instrumentalist Of The Year


Chris Eldridge

Eamon McLoughlin

Chris Powell

Michael Rinne

Song Of The Year


"By Degrees," Mark Erelli, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Lori McKenna, Anais Mitchell & Josh Ritter, Written by Mark Erelli

"Mockingbird," Ruston Kelly, Written by Ruston Kelly

"People Get Old," Lori McKenna, Written by Lori McKenna

"Summer's End," John Prine, Written by Pat McLaughlin and John Prine

External Link

Americana Music Association

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  • Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna
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  • John Prine on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
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  • Yola performs at The Current Day Party during SXSW 2019
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  • Brandi Carlile in concert at the State Theatre in Minneapolis
    Brandi Carlile performs at the State Theatre in Minneapolis on Nov. 29, 2018. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Rhiannon Giddens performs on 'Austin City Limits'
    Rhiannon Giddens performs on 'Austin City Limits' (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Kacey Musgraves performs at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul
    Kacey Musgraves performs at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (Andy Witchger for MPR)
  • Mavis Staples
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  • Our Native Daughters
    Our Native Daughters are (L to R) Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah (courtesy Smithsonian Folkways)
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
    Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi of the Tedeschi Trucks Band (Shervin Lainez)
  • The War and Treaty
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  • Anais Mitchell
    Anais Mitchell (Courtesy of the artist)
  • Josh Ritter performs at the Fitzgerald Theater
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