The Highwomen, John Prine Win Top Honors At Americana Awards

Supergroup The Highwomen and John Prine won the top awards at the 2020 Americana Honors and Awards on Thursday.

The Highwomen, consisting of Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby, won Album of the Year for their self-titled debut album, Song of the Year for “Crowded Table,” and Duo/Group of the Year.

Prine won Artist of the Year, marking the fourth time the late songwriter has won the award. Prine died of complications from Covid-19 in April at age of 73.

Black Pumas won the award for Emerging Act of the Year and Hawktail member Brittany Haas was named Instrumentalist of the Year.

The Americana Music Association announced the winners via social media instead of an in-person ceremony due to the pandemic.

“Although we terribly miss celebrating together at the Ryman as we usually have in years past, we’re thrilled to still be able to recognize these distinguished members of our community,” Jed Hilly, executive director of the Americana Music Association, said in a statement.

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