The Americana Music Association announced nominees today for the 2013 Honors & Awards in Los Angeles at the Grammy Museum.
The ceremony featured performances by now-nominated artists Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook and The Milk Carton Kids.
The program was broadcast live on AXS TV, who will present a special encore presentation of the event later this evening at 7 p.m. Mountain time.
Shovels & Rope, with four nominations, followed by Emmylou Harris and Miller, with three each, lead the nominee slate.
Winners will be announced live at the annual Americana Honors and Awards on September 18 live on AXS TV from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
2013 AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS NOMINEES
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Buddy & Jim, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Cheater's Game, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
From The Ground Up, John Fullbright
O' Be Joyful, Shovels & Rope
Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell
SONG OF THE YEAR
Birmingham - Shovels & Rope
Good Things Happen to Bad People - Richard Thompson
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
North Side Gal - JD McPherson
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Milk Carton Kids
Shovels & Rope
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison
Shovels & Rope
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
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