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Americana Award Winners Announced

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant were the big winners at the Americana Music Honors & Awards, Sept. 18, at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

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Alison and Robert, the former Led Zeppelin lead singer, took home Duo/Group of the Year and Album of the Year for Raising Sand. Former member of The Band, Levon Helm, was named Artist of the Year, while John Hiatt received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his songwriting. “It’s unbelievable,” said John of his award. “It’s some kind of dream or something.”

The complete list of winners:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, Raising Sand
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Levon Helm
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Buddy Miller
NEW EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Mike Farris
SONG OF THE YEAR
Hayes Carll and Brian Keane, “She Left Me for Jesus”
SPIRIT OF AMERICANA FREE SPEECH IN MUSIC
Joan Baez
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: EXECUTIVE
Terry Lickona
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: INSTRUMENTALIST
Larry Campbell
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: PERFORMANCE
Jason & The Scorchers
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: PRODUCER/ENGINEER
Tony Brown
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: SONGWRITING
John Hiatt
PRESIDENTS AWARD
Jerry Garcia
TRAILBLAZER
Nanci Griffith

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