Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Brittany Howard, Tanya Tucker Top Americans Honors & Awards Nominations

In a strong showing for female artists, THE HIGHWOMEN, TANYA TUCKER and BRITTANY HOWARD top the nominations for the 19th annual AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS with nods in three categories apiece, while THE HIGHWOMEN’s BRANDI CARLILE earned an additional nomination as a solo artist, in addition to recognition as a producer and songwriter in several categories. JOHN PRINE, who passed away from COVID-19 earlier this year, earned a posthumous nomination in the Artist Of The Year category.

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This year’s categories were expanded from four nominees to five, with the exception of “Song Of The Year,” which totals six due to a tie. The winners of each category will be announced during the AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS show, set for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th at NASHVILLE’s RYMAN AUDITORIUM (the same night as The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, which are also being held in NASHVILLE this year). AMERICANA ticketing information will be announced as plans unfold.

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