By Ross Jones
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.
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
Billy Strings *WINNER*
Emerging Act of the Year
Sierra Ferrell *WINNER*
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
The War and Treaty *WINNER*
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Instrumentalist of the Year
Larissa Maestro *WINNER*
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
Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance
Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive
Spirit of Americana Award
For more on Americana Music Awards, see below: