Billy Strings wins Artist of the Year at 2022 Americana Music Awards

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Thursday, September 15, 2022

Renowned singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings won Artist of the Year at last night’s 2022 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards.

The recognition adds to yet another monumental year for Strings following the release of his widely acclaimed new album, Renewal, out now via Rounder Records (stream/purchase here). Produced by Jonathan Wilson, the record was released to overwhelming praise with The New York Times declaring, “a premier bluegrass mind for this post-everything era…he has zigged and zagged between the form’s antediluvian traditions and rapid-fire improvisations that hit like hard bop, all within songs with hooks so sharp that he seems poised for crossover stardom.” The album also landed on several “Best of 2021” lists including The Bitter Southerner, No Depression, Glide, The Boot, Folk Alley and was one of the Top 50 Most Played Albums at Americana Radio. Strings recently performed album track “Hide And Seek” on the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards—watch the full performance HERE.

In further celebration of the record, Strings will once again host his sold-out, two-day Renewal event later this month in Buena Vista, CO. The event will be available to stream live on The weekend adds to an extensive fall tour schedule for Strings, which also includes upcoming headline shows at Sacramento’s Sacramento Memorial Auditorium (sold out), Los Angeles’ The Wiltern (sold out), Asheville’s Arena (three nights, all sold out), Philadelphia’s The Met (two nights, both sold out), Washington, DC’s The Anthem (two nights, both sold out) and New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena (two nights, one sold out) among many others. See below for complete tour itinerary.

Raised in Michigan and now based in Nashville, Strings is known as one of music’s most compelling artists. Since his 2017 debut, he has been awarded Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards, Best New Headliner at the 2022 Pollstar Awards, Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic at the 2021 Pollstar Awards, named Entertainer of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year at the 2021 International Bluegrass Music Awards and has performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” PBS’ “Austin City Limits” and “Bluegrass Underground.” A respected figure across all genres, Strings has also recently collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Bill Kreutzmann, Luke Combs, Del McCoury, Fences, RMR and many more.

September 16—Boston, MA—Outlaw Music Festival at Xfinity Center
September 17—Asbury Park, NJ—Sea.Hear.Now Festival
September 18—Saratoga Springs, NY—Outlaw Music Festival Performing Arts Center
September 23—Buena Vista, CO—Renewal at The Meadows (SOLD OUT)
September 24—Buena Vista, CO—Renewal at The Meadows (SOLD OUT)
September 28—Sacramento, CA—Sacramento Memorial Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
September 30—Stanford, CA—Frost Amphitheater at Stanford
October 1—Dana Point, CA—Ohana Fest
October 2—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
October 6—Austin, TX—Stubb’s (SOLD OUT)
October 7-9—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits 2022
October 13—Austin, TX—Stubb’s (SOLD OUT)
October 14-16—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits 2022
October 15—Oklahoma City, OK—The Criterion (SOLD OUT)
October 29—Asheville, NC— Arena (SOLD OUT)
October 30—Asheville, NC— Arena (SOLD OUT)
October 31—Asheville, NC— Arena (SOLD OUT)
November 3—Kalamazoo, MI—Wings Event Center
November 4—Saginaw, MI—Dow Event Center
November 5—Pittsburgh, PA—Petersen Events Center
November 9—Rochester, NY—Blue Cross Arena
November 11—Uniondale, NY—Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 12—Philadelphia, PA—The Met (SOLD OUT)
November 13—Philadelphia, PA—The Met (SOLD OUT)
November 16—Richmond, VA—Virginia Credit Union LIVE! (SOLD OUT)
November 18—Washington, DC—The Anthem (SOLD OUT)
November 19—Washington, DC—The Anthem (SOLD OUT)
November 29—Oslo, Norway—Rockefeller Music Hall
November 30—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega (SOLD OUT)
December 1—Sockholm, Sweeden—Slaktkyrkan (SOLD OUT)
December 3—Berlin, Germany—Columbia Theater (SOLD OUT)
December 4—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Melkweg (SOLD OUT)
December 5—Cologne, Germany—Gebadue 9 (SOLD OUT)
December 7—London, UK—O2 Forum Kentish Town
December 8—Manchester, UK—O2 Ritz Manchester
December 9—Dublin, Ireland—The Academy (SOLD OUT)
December 11—Glasgow, UK—Galvanizers Yard
December 30—New Orleans, LA—Lakefront Arena
December 31—New Orleans, LA—Lakefront Arena (SOLD OUT)