Americana Music Awards | 2018 Nominees

By: GregTue, 05/22/2018

While participating in the Music Biz 2018 conference in Nashville this past week, we also had a chance to attend the Americana Music Association press conference announcing this year’s nominations for the AMA Awards which took place at the Country Music Hall of Fame Ford Theatre on May 15.

The press event was hosted by The Milk Carton Kids and included performances by them, along with Molly Tuttle and the other Instrumentalist of the Year nominees. The awards themselves will happen at the famous Ryman Auditorium (The original Grand Ole Opry) in Nashville on September 12 during AmericanaFest 2018.

A full nominee list is available here:


Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium (original home of The Grand Ole Opry) will host the 2018 Americana Music Awards on September 12, 2018. Note the pink building in the foreground – The Legendary Nashville Country Music Honly-Tonk, Tootsies.

Isbell with Milk Carton Kids

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Jason Isbell (with 4 nominations, including “Album of the Year) was on hand to ham it up with the Milk Carton Kids

Molly Tuttle

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Molly Tuttle nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year

MCK with Lindsay Lou

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Current Stingray Americana and Folk channels high rotation artists Milk Carton Kids and Lindsay Lou teaming up for a song at AMA press conference


by Greg Torrington
Alt-Country/Americana, Folk Roots, and Country channels programmer

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