McMurtry, Cash, Crowell, Stuart Among Top Americana Nominees
|This appeared on Billboard.com - June 16, 2006|
James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors and Awards, announced June 15 in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the year.
Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell and Marty Stuart each earned two nominations. Cash and Crowell were separately nominated for both for artist and song of the year and Stuart got nods for artist and album of the year, the latter for his Souls Chapel set (Superlatone/Universal South).
The nominees were announced by recording artists Steve Earle and Allison Moorer at a reception hosted by BMI. Other nominees include the Dixie Chicks, Delbert McClinton and Neil Young.
The Americana Honors and Awards show is set for September 22 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. It will be hosted once again by artist Jim Lauderdale and will again feature an all-star house band led by Buddy Miller.
The show will air on both Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio, as well as on BBC Radio 2 and Voice of America around the world.
Following is a complete list of nominees.
Artist Of The Year
Album Of The Year
Duo/Group Of The Year
Instrumentalist Of The Year
New/Emerging Artist Of The Year
Song Of The Year (presented to songwriter)
By Phyllis Stark
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