Shovels & Rope, Harris & Crowell Lead Winners At Americana Music Honors And Awards

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Here’s a rundown of last nights’ big winners at the Americana Music Honors and Awards, which were held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Charleston, South Carolina roots duo Shovels & Rope won Song Of The Year for “Birmingham,” which topped our own Best Songs Of 2012 list — great minds think alike. Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris, the subjects of our May/June cover story, earned Duo/Group of the Year and Album Of The Year for their collaboration on the stellar Old Yellow Moon. Congratulations to all the winners.

Look for our wrap-up of the Awards show later today. The Americana Festival and conference kicks into high gear today, and wraps this Sunday with a special club performance from Lucinda Williams.

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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