Sturgill Simpson, John Leventhal Win Big at the Americana Awards

Last Wednesday, Downtown writers Sturgill Simpson and John Leventhal were recognized for their achievements over the past year at the 16th Annual Americana Music Honors and Awards Ceremony.

Sturgill Simpson's "Turtles All The Way Down" won Song of The Year and he was named Artist of The Year, one of the top awards of the evening. John Leventhal received the Instrumentalist Of The Year Award, presented to him by his wife, Rosanne Cash.

Hosted by Jim Lauderdale, the Americana Honors and Awards Ceremony took place in the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on September 16th, 2015.