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AMA voting starts Monday

Thursday, May 13, 2010 – Voting for the Americana Music Association Awards begins Monday, May 17. Ballots will be sent by the AMA to pick the best of candidates in six categories.

Winners will be announced Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during the Americana Music Festival and Conference.

Nominees were:

Album of the year:
The List, by Rosanne Cash
A Friend of a Friend, by Dave Rawlings Machine
Downtown Church, by Patty Griffin
A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no c), by Ray Wylie Hubbard

Artist of the Year
Ryan Bingham
Patty Griffin
Levon Helm
Steve Earle
Ray Wylie Hubbard

Duo/Group of the Year
The Avett Brothers
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Band of Heathens
Dave Rawlings Machine

Instrumentalist of the Year
Buddy Miller
Dave Rawlings
Will Kimbrough
Sam Bush

New & Emerging Artist
Sarah Jarosz
Ryan Bingham
Hayes Carll
Corb Lund
Joe Pug

Song of the Year
"The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" Written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett-performed by Ryan Bingham
"Drunken Poets Dream" Written by Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard performed by Ray Wylie Hubbard
"Ruby" Written by Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch-performed by Dave Rawlings Machine
"I and Love and You" Written and performed The Avett Brothers

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