William Prince Nominated For Emerging Act Of The Year At Americana Music Awards

William Prince’s milestone moments continue with his nomination for the prestigious Emerging Act of the Year by Americana Honors & Awards. The annual awards show is the marquee event at the AmericanaFest conference in Nashville, which runs September 19-23 this year.

Prince’s new album, Stand in the Joy, released on Six Shooter Records, has further established his place among the songwriting greats. The album, which focuses on the experience and expression of joy, builds on Prince’s impressive body of work with its messages of self-acceptance and gratitude.

Widely celebrated since its release in April, Stand in the Joy was recently selected as BBC 2’s Album of the Week, featured by SiriusXM Canada with a Track-By-Track special and has received stellar reviews from all corners.

Listen to Stand in the Joy here.


NASHVILLE, TN: Brooklyn Bowl, May 13*

LONDON, UK: Highways Fest, May 20

EDMONTON, AB: Downtown Spark, June 3

OTTAWA, ON: Ottawa Jazz Festival, June 25

NIAGARA ON THE LAKE, ON: Jackson Triggs Estate, Aug 26

KNOXVILLE, TN: Bijou Theatre, Sept 25*

DURHAM, NC: Carolina Theatre, Sept 26*

CHARLOTTE, NC: Visulite Theatre, Sept 27*

*w/ The War and Treaty 



William Prince is not waiting. Not holding his breath, not keeping score, not wishing for what he doesn’t have or hoping for better days. From where he stands, those better days are here. Stand in the Joy, William Prince’s new album, is a declaration of joy, an active and energized mind and body state. This is what joy feels like, for William. It’s all around. Leading with gratitude, Prince offers his perspective on what it feels like, for him, to love and be loved wholeheartedly.

Over four albums, Prince has created a body of work that traces a remarkable journey. As the music of Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson mines the experiences of folks in Kentucky coal towns, William Prince’s songs excavate the circumstances of his upbringing on Peguis First Nation in search of a universal human element. Either by the grace of his generous empathy, his expressive baritone, or years of therapy, every drop of joy on his latest album Stand in the Joy is acutely earned.

Prince’s career trajectory is marked by accolades and milestones: making his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, performing on CBS, BBC, CBC and more, tours with Yola, Katie Pruitt, opening for Neil Young and an upcoming tour with The War and Treaty, a JUNO Award, a Tiny Desk and a return to the studio with Grammy winning producer Dave Cobb. Prince has taken up his deserved place on the international stage. Prince was recently nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year, Americana Honors & Awards. 

In concert, where his musical gifts and worldview converge in and between songs, Prince often remarks on the distance his songs have taken him. Be it his breakout BBC-approved “Breathless,” hometown favourite “7,” or soul searching “Lighthouse,” heard round the world closing Angelina Jolie’s Those Who Wish Me Dead, he’s traveled the road from Peguis First Nation to playing sold out shows across continents. As he readies for his next album, Prince finds himself exactly where he needs to be.