Chris Thile Nominated for 2008 Americana Award: Instrumentalist of the Year
Congratulations to Punch Brothers' Chris Thile has been nominated for a 2008 Americana Award by the Americana Music Association. Chris joins an esteemed group of nominees in the Instrumentalist of the Year category, which also includes Sam Bush, Gurf Morlix, and Buddy Miller, who appears on Emmylou Harris's new album, All I Intended to Be.
Nominated for Album of the Year is the Robert Plant / Alison Krauss collaboration Raising Sand, helmed by producer T Bone Burnett and featuring "Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us," which Sam Phillips wrote and performs on her own recent Nonesuch release, Don't Do Anything.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 18, and will be the signature event of the AMA's ninth annual Americana Music Festival and Conference. For information on the awards and tickets to the festival, visit americanamusic.org.