Americana Awards Winner Rundown
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:02:28
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The 2016 Americana Honors and Awards show took place on Wednesday night, and Alabama singer/songwriter Jason Isbell was the big winner, taking home both the Album of the Year award for Something More Than Free and Song of the Year for the single "24 Frames."
According to Rolling Stone, Isbell said, when accepting the award for best song, "If you can, keep people around you who will tell you when you've done something awful, whether it's in a song or in your personal life, and listen to them."
The winners in full are:
Album of the Year: Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell, Produced by Dave Cobb
Artist of the Year: Chris Stapleton
Group/Duo of the Year: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Song of the Year: "24 Frames," Jason Isbell
Emerging Artist of the Year: Margo Price
Instrumentalist of the Year: Sara Watkins
Spirit of Americana/Free Speech in Music Award co-presented by the Americana Music
Association and the First Amendment Center: Billy Bragg
Lifetime Achievement Award, Trailblazer: Shawn Colvin
Lifetime Achievement Award, Songwriting: William Bell
Lifetime Achievement Award, Performance: Bob Weir
Lifetime Achievement Award, WagonMaster: Jim Lauderdale
President's Award: Woody Guthrie
Rolling Stone said that the show was part of the 17th annual Americana Music Festival, which runs through this weekend in Nashville. "Almost 300 acts are performing as part of the event, which also includes a conference for music industry professionals."
Chris Stapleton, upon winning the award for Artist of the Year, thanked Americana winner. This was his first ever nomination.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff