If all those names — and the enormous talent that comes with them — haven't turned you on to the glory of Americana music quite yet, check out this mix of music by this year's AMA award nominees, presenters and showcase artists.
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Artists In This Mix
Alabama Shakes • Amanda Shires • Bearfoot • Bonnie Raitt • Booker T. Jones • Brandi Carlile • Buddy Miller • Carolina Chocolate Drops • The Carper Family • Chris Thile & Michael Daves • The Civil Wars • Corb Lund • Darrell Scott • Dawes • The Deep Dark Woods • The Dunwells • Eilen Jewell • Gillian Welch • Gretchen Peters • Hayes Carll • Humming House • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit • Jill Andrews • Jim Lauderdale • John Fullbright • Justin Townes Earle • Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson • John Hiatt • Luther Dickinson • Mary Gauthier • Patty Griffin • Paul Thorn • Punch Brothers • Richard Thompson • Robert Ellis • Rodney Crowell • Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside • Sara Watkins • Sarah Jarosz • Shovels & Rope • Steep Canyon Rangers • Steve Earle • The Trishas
THE 2012 AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION HONORS AND AWARDS NOMINEES
Album of the Year Here We Rest, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, Steve Earle The Harrow & The Harvest, Gillian Welch This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, Various Artists
Artist of the Year Gillian Welch Hayes Carll Jason Isbell Justin Townes Earle
Emerging Artist of the Year Alabama Shakes Dawes The Deep Dark Woods Robert Ellis
Song of the Year Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, "Alabama Pines" Sarah Jarosz, "Come Around" Patty Griffin, "I Love" (Written by Tom T. Hall) Steve Earle, "Waitin' on the Sky"
Instrumentalist of the Year Buddy Miller Chris Thile Darrell Scott Dave Rawlings
Duo/Group of the Year Carolina Chocolate Drops The Civil Wars Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Punch Brothers