ALLISON RUSSELL AND BRANDI CARLILE PERFORM NEW SINGLE “YOU’RE NOT ALONE“ AT THE AMERICANA MUSIC AWARDS
Watch Allison Russell’s Debut NPR Tiny Desk Performance: HERE
Last night, Allison Russell’s acclaimed breakthrough solo album, Outside Child was named 2022 Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Russell, who was also nominated for “Artist of the Year’ and “Song of the Year” for her single “Persephone,” was one of only three artists to garner as many as three nominations each.
The awards ceremony, held annually at Nashville’s revered Ryman Auditorium also featured a dazzling performance of “You’re Not Alone,” the moving new single by Russell and Brandi Carlile.
Additionally, yesterday, NPR Music premiered Allison Russell’s debut Tiny Desk performance, watch it HERE.
For Russell, and Outside Child, the incredible list of accolades keeps growing. They include two International Folk Music Awards, a 2022 Juno nomination for ‘Songwriter of the Year,’ and her first-ever Juno Award win for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year. Last year, Russell also won three Canadian Folk Music Awards, two UK Americana Music Awards, received two 2021 Americana Awards nominations and three GRAMMY Award nominations (her first ever GRAMMY nods).
On her debut solo album, the critically acclaimed Outside Child (produced by Dan Knobler), Allison Russell, the poet, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist and co-founder of Our Native Daughters and Birds of Chicago, unpacks her youth in searing detail. She sings about deliverance and redemption, about the places, people and realizations that helped her survive and claim her freedom. “It’s an album of strength and affirmation, not victimization,” said The New York Times in their profile on Russell. Following the release of Outside Child, Russell performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, Late Night With Stephen Colbert, CBS This Morning, made her Opry debut and appeared at the Country Music Hall of Fame. She performed at the 2022 GRAMMY’s Premiere Ceremony and is set to make her Austin City Limits debut on October 22nd.
Russell has signed a book deal with Flatiron/MacMillan for her debut novel, a memoir based on her life and the material that inspired Outside Child.
Purchase/Listen to Outside Child: HERE.
OUTSIDE CHILD AWARD NOMINATIONS & WINS*
2021 Americana Music Awards – Emerging Act of the Year
2021 Polaris Prize – Long List
2022 Canadian Folk Awards – Contemporary Album of the Year*
2022 Canadian Folk Awards – Songwriter of the Year*
2022 Canadian Folk Awards – Emerging Artist of the Year*
2022 Canadian Folk Awards – Pushing Boundaries Award Nominee
2022 UK Americana Awards – International Artist of the Year*
2022 UK Americana Awards – International Album of the Year*
2022 GRAMMY Awards – Americana Album of the Year
2022 GRAMMY Awards – Best American Roots Performance
2022 GRAMMY Awards – Best American Roots Song (“Nightflyer”)
2022 JUNO Awards – Songwriter of the Year
2022 JUNO Awards – Contemporary Roots Album of the Year*
2022 Americana Music Awards – Artist of the Year
2022 Americana Music Awards – Album of the Year*
2022 Americana Music Awards – Song of the Year (“Persephone”)
2022 International Folk Music Awards – Artist of the Year*
2022 International Folk Music Awards – Album of the Year*
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