Jason Isbell, k. d. lang & Roseanne Cash Take Honors at Americana Awards

Americana Awards

Americana Music Association held its 17th Americana Awards on Wednesday, September 12 at The Ryman in Nashville.

Williamson County resident Jason Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, won a total of three awards: Album of the Year “The Nashville Sound,” produced by the ubiquitous Dave Cobb; Song of the Year for “If We Were Vampires,” written by Isbell; and Duo/Group of the Year.

k.d. lang was named as the recipient of the 2018 Americana Trailblazer Award, lang also performed “Trail of Broken Hearts.” On September 16, lang will continue her “Ingénue Redux” Tour, celebrating that landmark album’s 25th anniversary. Just a few tickets remain to the show, purchase them here. 

On what was the 15th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s death, his daughter, Roseanne, took home the “Spirit of Americana Free Speech” award, one that her father received during the very first Americana Awards show 17 years ago.

“He left [the world] a better place than he found it and that’s what I hope for. That’s what all of us hope for,” Cash said, before singing a heartbreaking new song called “Everyone But Me” that alluded to the deaths of her parents, reported Rolling Stones magazine. 

The Americana Music Festival continues until Sunday, September 16, see a complete list of other events this weekend here.