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Tyler Childers Claims Album of the Year at the 2023 Americana Honors & Awards

September 21, 2023 2:42 am GMT
Last Edited December 19, 2023 7:22 pm GMT

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Tyler Childers has taken home the Album of the Year Award for his critically acclaimed record, Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven?, at the 22nd Annual Americana Honors & Awards.

The alt-country favorite's 2022 album was entirely self-produced and featured eight gospel songs recorded across three different versions – Hallelujah, Jubilee and Joyful Noise – all bringing their own unique charm.

Though Childers was not in attendance, collaborator Silas House accepted it on his behalf.

"I know that I speak for most of Kentucky when I tell you how very proud I am of [Tyler] and his heart," House shared. "Thank you very much."

Marking his fifth studio album and Childers' first recorded with his touring band, The Food Stamps, it was lauded by Holler as "an epic triple album highlighting the Eastern Kentucky artist’s ongoing spiritual journey and present mindset."

The review also noted that "its songs are a reminder that despite our perceived differences, we’re all in this together and should focus on cultivating love rather than fostering hate."

After its release in late September of 2022, the album landed at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and No. 8 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

Childers beat out other strong albums from the last year, including Angel Olsen's Big Time, Hermanos Gutiérrez's El Bueno Y El Malo, Charley Crockett's The Man From Waco and Margo Prices' Strays.

For more on the 2023 Americana Honors & Awards, see below:

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