Americana Awards 2007
Last night (11/1) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium the annual Americana Music Awards honored artists such as Patty Griffin and The Avett Brothers while awarding lifetime achievement awards to Joe Ely, Ry Cooder, Willie Nelson and Jim Dickinson.
| The Avett Brothers|
Patty Griffin :: artist of the year
Patty Griffin :: album of the year for Children Running Through
Avett Brothers :: duo/group of the year
Avett Brothers :: new emerging artist of the year
Buddy Miller :: instrumentalist of the year
Darrell Scott :: song of the year for "Hank Williams' Ghost"
Lyle Lovett :: Trailblazer Award
Joe Ely :: lifetime achievement for performance
Ry Cooder :: lifetime achievement for instrumentalist
Willie Nelson :: lifetime achievement for songwriter
Mary Martin :: lifetime achievement for an executive
Jim Dickinson :: lifetime achievement for a producer engineer
Townes Van Zandt :: the president's award
Performing at the annual event were Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, with Buddy Miller serving as the house band leader. The evening came to a touching conclusion with a tribute to the recently deceased Porter Wagoner finding all the joining together for a version of the country legend's "A Satisfied Mind."
[Published on: 11/2/07]