AMA nominations include bluegrass artists

Americana Music AssociationThe nominees for the 2008 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards have been announced, and as is usually the case, a number of bluegrass or bluegrass-related acts are in the running.

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant are nominated for Album Of The Year for their duet project, Raising Sand; Jim Lauderdale for Artist Of The Year; Chris Thile and Sam Bush for Instrumentalist Of The Year; Steeldrivers for New Emerging Artist Of The Year; Gone, Gone, Gone by Plant and Krauss for Song Of The Year; and Plant and Krauss for Duo/Group Of The Year.

Read the complete slate of nominees on the AMA web site.

The award winners will be announced on September 18, 2008 at the 7th Annual Americana Honors & Awards Show at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The show will be broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio, and taped for a later rebroadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio and BBC2 Radio.

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