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Rosanne Cash, Robert Ellis, Jason Isbell Lead 2014 Americana Music Award Nominees

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Rosanne Cash, Robert Ellis, Jason Isbell Americana Music Awards 2014

Rosanne Cash, Robert Ellis, Jason Isbell (Credits: Clay Patrick McBride; New West Records; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

By Kurt Wolff

Rosanne Cash, Robert Ellis and Jason Isbell are among the leading nominees for the 2014 Americana Honors & Awards, the Americana Music Association announced today. Each earned nominations in the Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories (see the full list of nominees below).

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Cash earned an Album of the Year nomination for her release The River and the Thread, and Song of the Year nomination for “A Feather’s Not a Bird.” Ellis was honored for his album The Lights From The Chemical Plant and song “Only Lies,” while Isbell earned nominations for his album Southeastern and his song “Cover Me Up.”

Rodney Crowell rounds out the Artist of the Year nominees, while Sarah Jarosz is the fourth Album of the Year nominee, for her release Build Me Up From Bones.

The nominees were announced live during a one-hour ceremony today that featured performances by Jim Lauderdale, bandleader Buddy Miller, Valerie June, Parker Millsap, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Elizabeth Cook. June, Millsap and Hurray for the Riff Raff all turned out to be 2014 Emerging Act of the Year nominees as well.

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The 2014 Americana Honors & Awards are part of the annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which takes place Sept. 16-21 in Nashville, Tenn.

The 2014 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Build Me Up From Bones, Sarah Jarosz
The Lights From The Chemical Plant, Robert Ellis
The River And The Thread, Rosanne Cash
Southeastern, Jason Isbell

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Rosanne Cash
Rodney Crowell
Robert Ellis
Jason Isbell

DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Avett Brothers
The Devil Makes Three
Hard Working Americans
Lake Street Dive
The Milk Carton Kids

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Cover Me Up” Jason Isbell
“A Feather’s Not A Bird” Rosanne Cash
“Ohio” Patty Griffin
“Only Lies” Robert Ellis

EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR
Hurray For The Riff Raff
Parker Millsap
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Sturgill Simpson
Valerie June

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Larry Campbell
Fats Kaplin
Buddy Miller
Bryan Sutton

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