The American Music Association has announced it's 2010 award nominees and while the Felice Brothers were shut out, The Avett Brothers "I and Love and You" was nominated for song of the year. The Track features Simone Felice. We wish them good luck. (Even though "Marie" was the best song I heard this year.
The full list of nominees;
The Americana Honors and Awards ceremony, celebrating its ninth year, is slated for Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, with returning host Jim Lauderdale and a house band led by Buddy Miller. The awards show is the centerpiece of the annual Americana Festival and Conference. Celebrating its 11th year, the event takes place in Nashville, Sept. 8 - 11.
Nominees are selected by members of the Americana Music Association. The Honors and Awards show will also recognize Lifetime Achievements and bestow awards in Performance, Songwriting and Instrumentalist and other important categories. Additional honorees and performers will be announced in the coming months.
2010 Americana Music Awards Nominees:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
'The List,' Rosanne Cash
'A Friend of a Friend,' Dave Rawlings Machine
'Downtown Church,' Patty Griffin
'A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no c),' Ray Wylie Hubbard
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ray Wylie Hubbard
DUO GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Avett Brothers
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Band of Heathens
Dave Rawlings Machine
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
NEW & EMERGING ARTIST
SONG OF THE YEAR
'The Weary Kind,' written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett, performed by Ryan Bingham
'Drunken Poets Dream,' written by Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard, performed by Ray Wylie Hubbard
'Ruby,' written by Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch, performed by Dave Rawlings Machine
'I and Love and You,' written and performed by the Avett Brothers