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Brandi Carlile crowned Artist of the Year at Americana Honors and Awards

Brandi Carlile scooped the top gong of the evening at the Americana Honors And Awards on Wednesday night (September 11, 2019), going home with the prize for Artist of the Year.

The 38-year-old singer looked delighted as she picked up the honor at the ceremony, held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, awarded following her hugely successful 2018 album By the Way, I Forgive You and her 2019 material including her work with the Highwomen.

John Prine won the awards for Album of the Year for The Tree of Forgiveness and Song of the Year for Summer’s End, and quipped as he picked up his first prize: “At the Grammys, I was up for something. We had speeches then and I still got ’em.”

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Other winners included I’m With Her for duo/group and the War and Treaty for emerging act.

Meanwhile, previously announced awards included the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting for Elvis Costello and the Inspiration Award for Mavis Staples.

The full list of winners at the 2019 Americana Honors and Awards is as follows:

Album of the Year: The Tree of Forgiveness, John Prine, produced by Dave Cobb

Artist of the Year: Brandi Carlile

Song of the Year: Summer’s End, John Prine, written by Pat McLaughlin and John Prine

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Duo/Group of the Year: I’m With Her

Emerging Act of the Year: The War and Treaty

Instrumentalist of the Year: Chris Eldridge

President’s Award: Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting: Elvis Costello

Legacy of Americana Award: Rhiannon Giddens and Frank Johnson

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance: Delbert McClinton

Trailblazer Award: Maria Muldaur

Inspiration Award: Mavis Staples

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