By Peter Mongillo
Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 14, 2013
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison were nominated for an Americana Music Award in the Duo/Group of the Year category Tuesday in Los Angeles. They are up against Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Shovels and Rope.
See the full list of nominees below. The awards take place Sept. 18 and will be broadcast on AXS TV.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR Buddy & Jim, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale Cheater’s Game, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison From The Ground Up, John Fullbright O’ Be Joyful, Shovels & Rope Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell
SONG OF THE YEAR Birmingham - Shovels & Rope Good Things Happen to Bad People - Richard Thompson Ho Hey - The Lumineers North Side Gal - JD McPherson
ARTIST OF THE YEAR Buddy Miller Dwight Yoakam Emmylou Harris Richard Thompson
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR JD McPherson John Fullbright Milk Carton Kids Shovels & Rope
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison Shovels & Rope
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR Doug Lancio Larry Campbell Greg Leisz Jay Bellerose Mike Bub