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Americana Association Reveals 2019 Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Including Mavis Staples, Elvis Costello, Delbert McClinton & More

Americana Association Reveals 2019 Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Including Mavis Staples, Elvis Costello, Delbert McClinton & More

The 2019 Americana Honors & Awards show—the centerpiece of AmericanaFest—announced the special honorees for its ceremony on Sept. 11 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

  • Felice & Boudleaux Bryant (posthumously): President’s Award
  • Elvis Costello: Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting
  • Delbert McClinton: Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance
  • Maria Muldaur: Americana Trailblazer Award
  • Frank Johnson (posthumously) and Rhiannon Giddens: Legacy of Americana Award
  • Mavis Staples: career recognition  

Nashville’s 2019 AmericanaFest (Sept. 10–15) will feature approximately 500 performances from more than 250 artists at more than 50 venues, including Brandy Clark, Tanya Tucker, Corb Lund, Jack Ingram, Lori McKenna, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Quaker City Night Hawks, Shinyribs, Aubrie Sellers, Maggie Rose, Micky & the Motorcars, Foy Vance, Brent Cobb, Shawn Colbin, Drivin N Cryin, Andrew Combs and more.

Check out the full list of nominees from the 2019 Americana Awards on Sept. 11.

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

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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