Shovels and Rope Lead 2013 Americana Awards Nominees
South Carolina folk duo Shovels & Rope leads the 2013 Americana Music Association Awards nominees, getting the most number of nominations this year with four nods. The husband and wife tandem of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst will know on September 18 how many awards they will get to bring home after the ceremony that will take place in the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Shovels & Rope are vying for the Best Emerging Artist of the Year and Best Duo or Group of the Year honors as well as for the Album of the Year award for "O Be Joyful" and for the Song of the Year award for "Birmingham". The winners will be revealed in the awards show to be hosted by Jim Lauderdale, with Buddy Miller leading the event's all-star band.
The nominations were revealed at a Grammy Museum ceremony on Tuesday, May 14 that featured performances from Miller & Lauderdale, T-Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook and The Milk Carton Kids. Miller, who is nominated for Artist of the Year, is up for Duo/Group of the Year with Lauderdale, as their collaboration "Buddy & Jim" competes in the Album of the Year category.
Also trailing Shovels & Rope with three nominations is Emmylou Harris who is likewise competing in the categories where Miller was nominated in. She and Rodney Crowell are included in the Duo/Group of the Year and their collaboration, "Old Yellow Moon", is vying for Album of the Year.
2013 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees
Album of the Year
- "Buddy & Jim", Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
- "Cheaters Game", Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
- "From the Ground Up", John Fullbright
- "O Be Joyful", Shovels & Rope
- "Old Yellow Moon", Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
- JD McPherson
- John Fullbright
- Milk Carton Kids
- Shovels & Rope
- "Birmingham", Shovels & Rope
- "Good Things Happen to Bad People", Richard Thompson
- "Ho Hey", The Lumineers
- "North Side Gal", JD McPherson
- Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis
- Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
- Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
- Shovels & Rope
- Doug Lancio
- Greg Leisz
- Jay Bellerose
- Larry Campbell
- Mike Bub
- Topless Kim Kardashian and North West Are Included in New Kimojis. Get the Sneak Peeks
- Kylie Jenner and PARTYNEXTDOOR Spotted 'Making Out' at Drake's Party
- 'X-Men' Show 'Legion' Gets Series Order at FX. See the First Picture!
- Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood Welcomes Twins at Age 68
- Tyga's New Lady Demi Rose Tries to Copy Kylie Jenner by Wearing Similar Strappy Bikini
- Shawn Mendes Teases His Upcoming Album
- Kim Kardashian Visits Snapchat Office. See Some Exclusive Filters She Gets!
- Alicia Keys Goes Makeup Free, Pens Powerful Essay About Overcoming Her Insecurities