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Americana Music Association Announces Winners For The 2022 Americana Honors & Awards

September 15, 2022 8:10 am GMT
Last Edited June 2, 2023 11:29 am GMT

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The Americana Music Association announced the winners of the 21st annual Americana Honors & Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on September 16th 2022.

Billy Strings, Allison Russell and War & Treaty were the night's big winners picking up the awards for Artist Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Duo/Group Of The Year.

Billy Strings had previously been nominated for the Emerging Act of the Year award at the Americana Awards in 2020, but lost out to Black Pumas. Allison Russell won the Album Of The Year award for her Dan Knobler-produced album Outside Child.

Holler favourite Sierra Ferrell won the award for Emerging Act Of The Year to top off her unstoppable year, while Brandi Carlile won the Song Of The Year award for 'Right On Time'.

Larissa Maestro was named Instrumentalist Of The Year.

The Americana Honors & Awards show took place at the Ryman Auditorium and featured appearances and performances on the night from Adia Victoria, Buddy Miller, James McMurtry, Lucinda Williams, Lukas Nelson, The McCrary Sisters, Morgan Wade, Neil Francis, Phosphorescent, as well as the winners on the night.

Presenters included Allison Moorer, Dom Flemons, Hayes Carll, Jerry Douglas, Lucius, Lyle Lovett, The Milk Carton KIds and Molly Tuttle.

See below for the full list of 2022 winners:

Album of the Year

In These Silent Days - Brandi Carlile

Outside Child - Allison Russell *WINNER*

Raise The Roof - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

A Southern Gothic - Adia Victoria

Stand For Myself - Yola

Artist of the Year

Brandi Carlile

Jason Isbell

Allison Russell

Billy Strings *WINNER*


Emerging Act of the Year

Neal Francis

Sierra Ferrell *WINNER*

Brittney Spencer

Adia Victoria

Morgan Wade

Song of the Year

‘Canola Fields’ - James McMurtry

‘Diamond Studded Shoes’ - Yola

‘Juanita’ - Sturgill Simpson feat. Willie Nelson

‘Right On Time’ - Brandi Carlile *WINNER*

‘Persephone’ - Allison Russell

Duo/Group of the Year

Big Thief

Los Lobos

The Mavericks

The War and Treaty *WINNER*

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Instrumentalist of the Year

Ethan Ballinger

Brian Farrow

Larissa Maestro *WINNER*

Shelby Means

Justin Moses

Every year, the AMA honors distinguished members of the music community with six member-voted and Lifetime Achievement Awards, including the National Museum of African American Music co-presented Legacy of Americana Award.

Legacy of Americana Award, presented in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music

Fairfield Four

President's Award

Don Williams

Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance

Chris Isaak

Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive

Al Bell

Spirit of Americana Award

Indigo Girls


For more on Americana Music Awards, see below:

Written by Ross Jones
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