Americana Awards Nominations 2019: Women Lead the Way

    Nominees for the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards were announced Tuesday afternoon, with multiple women being recognized in the top categories.

    Mavis Staples earned a nomination for Artist of the Year, alongside Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens and Kacey Musgraves, marking the first time the category has included only women. The last time a woman took home the Artist of the Year honor at the Americana Awards was Gillian Welch in 2012, despite every year in the interim having at least one woman among the nominees.

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