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    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.

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