Jason Isbell was the night’s top winner at the 13th annual Americana Music Awards, held Wednesday night (Sept. 17) at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
The talented singer-songwriter snagged the association’s three premiere awards — song of the year for “Cover Me Up,” album of the year for Southeastern and artist of the year.
Among other award winners and performances,Loretta Lynn, Taj Mahal, Flaco Jimenez, Jimmie Rodgers and Jackson Browne were also honored for lifetime achievements.
The 13th annual Americana Music Awards were filmed and streamed live on NPR.org, and will be rebroadcast as a part of the upcoming season of Austin City Limits on PBS.
Here’s a complete list of the winners and honorees:
Artist of the Year
Album of the Year
Southeastern, Jason Isbell, produced by Dave Cobb
Song of the Year
“Cover Me Up,” Jason Isbell
Duo or Group of the Year
The Milk Carton Kids
Emerging Artist of the Year
Instrumentalist of the Year
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
Spirit of Americana Award, Free Speech in Music