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Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Win Big at Americana Honors & Awards Show

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Win Big at Americana Honors & Awards Show

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell photo courtesy of Nonesuch Records.

The Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference held their 12th Annual Honors & Awards Show  at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on September 18 honoring musicians from the Americana genre. Hosted by Jim Lauderdale and featuring a house band led by Buddy Miller, more than half of the night’s awards went to either Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell or Shovels & Rope, reports The Tennessean.

Although Emmylou and Rodney have been working together for decades, Old Yellow Moon is their first album as a duo. “[It] means that we’re still able to do what we started doing, and I think better,” Rodney told The Tennessean. “We’re still standing.”

The night featured more than a dozen musical performances. Dr. John both performed and was honored with a lifetime achievement award. The Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter, guitarist Duane Eddy, Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills, Old Crow Medicine Show and Hank Williams, Sr., whose granddaughter Holly Williams performed in tribute to him, were also honored with special awards.

Americana Music Honors & Awards 2013 Winners

Album of the Year:  Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Artist of the Year: Dwight Yoakam

Duo Group of the Year:  Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Song of the Year:  “Birmingham,” Shovels & Rope

Emerging Artist of the Year:  Shovels & Rope

Instrumentalist of the Year:  Larry Campbell

Trailblazer Award:  Old Crow Medicine Show

Spirit of Americana / Free Speech in Music Award co-presented by the Americana Music Association and the First Amendment Center:  Stephen Stills

Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist: Duane Eddy

Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive: Chris Strachwitz

Lifetime Achievement for Performance:  Dr. John

Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriter: Robert Hunter

President’s Award: Hank Williams

 

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