Americana Awards: Avetts/Griffin

Americana Awards 2007

The Avett Brothers
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 winners:
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]

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Robusto Fri 11/2/2007 11:34AM
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This is why I look at Pitchfork AND Jambase. 411 like this is way off Pitchfork's radar. Kudos Jambase.

twain Fri 11/2/2007 02:22PM
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RIP porter. an american original. love his last stuff, hear that song about the crazy house all the time on outlaw country (sirris). classic.

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they should include some americana artists that are not famous as well.

I really like Cadillac Sky from texas, great new grass, or the infamous string dusters? Jeeez there is lots of them I cannot name at this moment.

Also, where do they give awards to yonder mtn, or rr earth???

I just wish some attention had been paid to other deserving bands. such as previous ones mentioned.

The avetts cd was not that damn great, sorry.

what???? no emmylou harris?? songbird??? come on!!!!!!!!!

Okay, I better shut up and let the experts decide... bye now :)

goodphamily starstarstar Tue 11/6/2007 06:02PM
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I hear what your saying bout the lack of industry respect for bands like YMSB, RRE, etc. but every artist/group that won an award was well deserving of it.

Part of the reason the Stringdusters and Cadilac Sky may not be winning awards is becuse they are not as widely known or been around long enough for people to get to know their music.

Also many of the awards given were for lifetime achievement which none of the bands you listed deserve quite yet.

One more thing do yourself a favor and go see the Avett Bros live next time they come close to your town. You just might change your opinion of them when you realize how much energy there is at one of their shows

baxter starstarstarstar Sun 11/11/2007 05:33PM
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I do think that the Avetts are very deserving of the awards. I've seen them several times over the past two years, and I must say that they are absolutely awe-inspiring! Good job, guys.....