Americana Music Award Winners
The 14th Annual Americana Music Honors & Awards were held last Wednesday night, September 16th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and Sturgill Simpson was a big winner taking home the awards for 'Artist of the Year' and 'Song of the Year'.
Six yearly awards were handed out along with 4 Lifetime Achievement Awards at this year's ceremony.
Here is the complete list of the winners at the 2015 Americana Music Honors & Awards:
Album of the Year: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, Lucinda Williams (produced by Williams, Tom Overby and Greg Leisz)
Artist of the Year: Sturgill Simpson
Duo/Group of the Year: The Mavericks
Song of the Year: “Turtles All The Way Down,” Sturgill Simpson
Emerging Artist of the Year: Shakey Graves
Instrumentalist of the Year: John Leventhal
Spirit of Americana/Free Speech in Music Award: Buffy Sainte-Marie
Lifetime Achievement Award, Trailblazer: Don Henley
Lifetime Achievement Award, Songwriting: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
Lifetime Achievement Award, Instrumentalist: Ricky Skaggs
Lifetime Achievement Award, Performance: Los Lobos
President’s Award: B.B. King