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Shovels & Rope leads Americana nominations

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – The duo Shovels & Rope received the most Americana Music Association with 4 for the 2013 Honors & Awards to be held in September.

Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller had three each with Rodney Crowell, John Fullbright, Jim Lauderdale, The Lumineers, JD McPherson, Milk Carton Kids, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Richard Thompson and Dwight Yoakam also receiving nominations.

Winners will be announced live at the annual Americana Honors and Awards, presented by Nissan, on Sept. 18 live on AXS TV from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Nominees were:

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
Buddy Miller
Dwight Yoakam
Emmylou Harris
Richard Thompson

Emerging Artist of the Year
JD McPherson
John Fullbright
Milk Carton Kids
Shovels & Rope

Duo/Group of the Yeaer
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison
Shovels & Rope

Instrumentalist of the Year:
Doug Lancio
Larry Campbell
Greg Leisz
Jay Bellerose
Mike Bub

The awards ceremony is part of the Americana Music Festival being held Sept. 18-22, \at venues throughout Music City. Lauderdale will once again host the Honors & Awards, while Miller will lead the All-Star Band.

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