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Posted: 2:42 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014

Sarah Jarosz and Patty Griffin nominated for Americana awards 


Patty Griffin
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Patty Griffin

By Peter Blackstock

Austin-area artists Sarah Jarosz and Patty Griffin are among nonminees for the 2014 Americana Awards, the Americana Music Association announced Monday.

Jarosz, from Wimberley, is up for Album of the Year for her 2013 Sugar Hill Records release “Build Me Up From Bones.” Also nominated in the category are Robert Ellis’ “The Lights From the Chemical Plant,” Rosanne Cash’s “The River and the Thread” and Jason Isbell’s “Southeastern.” Jarosz has been nominated for three AMA awards previously but has never won.

Griffin’s song “Ohio,” a duet with Robert Plant on her 2013 New West Records disc “American Kid,” is nominated for Song of the Year. Coincidentally, Griffin faces the same competition as Jarosz: Ellis (for “Only Lies,”), Cash (for “A Feather’s Not a Bird”) and Isbell (for “Cover Me Up”). Griffin won the AMA’s Album of the Year award in 2007 for “Children Running Through,” also taking home Artist of the Year honors that year.

Ellis, Cash and Isbell also are up for Artist of the Year, along with native Houstonian Rodney Crowell, Cash’s ex-husband. The full list of nominees is at www.americanamusic.org. Awards will be presented at the Ryman Auditorium during the annual Americanafest Sept. 17-21 in Nashville.

Peter Blackstock

About Peter Blackstock

Peter Blackstock is a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman. A UT grad who grew up in Austin, he worked at the Statesman in high school and college before moving to Seattle and co-founding the alt-country magazine No Depression in the '90s.

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