Friday, November 02, 2007

Patty Griffin, Avett Brothers Multiple AMA Winners

Category: News

The sixth annual Americana Honors and Awards were presented Thursday (11/1) at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Two artists, Patty Griffin and the Avett Brothers, each won two awards.

The list of winners:

Artist of the Year
Patty Griffin

Album of the Year
Children Running Through - Patty Griffin

Song of the Year
"Hank Williams' Ghost" - Darrell Scott (written by Darrell Scott)

Duo/Group of the Year
Avett Brothers

New and Emerging Artist of the Year
Avett Brothers

Instrumentalist of the Year
Buddy Miller

In addition, the following pre-announced awards were presented:

Americana Trailblazer Award
Lyle Lovett

AMA "Spirit of Americana" Free Speech Award
Mavis Staples

Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for an Executive
Mary Martin

Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
Ry Cooder

Lifetime Achievement for Performing
Joe Ely

Lifetime Achievement for Producer/Engineer
Jim Dickinson

Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting
Willie Nelson

President's Award (Presented in Memory of a Deceased Performer at the President's Discretion)
Townes Van Zandt

Inaugural "Wagonmaster" Award
Porter Wagoner

The awards were hosted by Jim Lauderdale. Presenters included Marty Stuart, Lovett (presenting the award to Ely), Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, and J.D. Souther.

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