Jason Isbell @ Governors Ball (more by Dana (distortion Yavin)
Jason Isbell

Sturgill Simpson has not been shy when it comes to talking about Nashville not playing a part in his new-found success as a country singer, but Wednesday night Nashville recognized, as Simpson took home the award for best "Emerging Artist" at the 13th Annual Americana Music Honors & Awards (he beat Hurray For The Riff Raff and Valerie June). The ceremony took place at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, and the night's big winner was ex-Drive-By-Trucker Jason Isbell who won best Album, best Artist, and best Song (Robert Ellis and Rosanne Cash were also nominated in all three categories). Check out the full list of winners, and listen to that best song, below. Catch Isbell on tour with Damien Jurado next year.

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Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up

Jason Isbell on Austin City Limits "Cover Me Up"

13th Annual Americana Music Honors & Awards
Album: Southeastern, Jason Isbell; producer Dave Cobb
Artist: Jason Isbell
Duo/Group: The Milk Carton Kids
Song: Cover Me Up, Jason Isbell
Emerging Artist: Sturgill Simpson
Instrumentalist: Buddy Miller
Spirit of Americana/Free Speech in Music Award: Jackson Browne
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist: Flaco Jimenez
Lifetime Achievement for Performance: Taj Mahal
Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriter: Loretta Lynn
President's Award: Jimmie Rodgers