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Rawlings tops the list of nominations for Americana Music Association awards

May 15, 2010 Comments: 0
Dave Rawlings

Dave Rawlings has received four nominations for the Americana Music Association awards, announced this week in Nashville.
Dave Rawlings Machine – Rawlings and Gillian Welch – is nominated for Album of the Year for A Friend of a Friend. The album is his first in his own name after many years as Welch's performing partner and as a well-respected producer.  They also have nominations for Duo/Group of the Year and Song of the Year for “Ruby”, from the same album, and Rawlings has a solo nomination as instrumentalist of the year.
The other albums fighting for the top prize are Rosanne Cash’s The List – based on a list of must-learn country songs drawn up for her by her father when she was a teenager; Downtown Church by Patty Griffin; and A. Enlightenment, B. Endarkenment (Hint: there is no C) by Ray Wylie Hubbard.
Hubbard and Griffin also have nominations as artist of the year, along with Levon Helm, Steve Earle, and Ryan Bingham, who is nominated both as artist of the year and in the New and Emerging Artist category. Bingham’s Oscar-winning song, “The Weary Kind” – the theme tune to the move Crazy Heart – is nominated for Song of the Year.
The awards are now in their ninth year. The winners will be announced on September 9 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in a show hosted by Jim Lauderdale.
The full list:

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
Ryan Bingham
Patty Griffin
Levon Helm 
Steve Earle 
Ray Wylie Hubbard

Duo/Group of the Year
The Avett Brothers
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Band of Heathens
Dave Rawlings Machine
Instrumentalist of the Year
Buddy Miller
Dave Rawlings
Will Kimbrough
Sam Bush
New and Emerging Artist
Sarah Jarosz
Ryan Bingham
Hayes Carll 
Corb Lund
Joe Pug
Song of the Year
“The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)"
Written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett, performed by Ryan Bingham
"Drunken Poet’s Dream"
Written by Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard, performed by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Written by Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch, performed by Dave Rawlings Machine
"I and Love and You"
Written and performed The Avett Brothers


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