Buddy Miller, John Fogerty, Justin Townes Earle Amongst Notable Winners at Americana Music Awards

September 21, 2009  |  3:20pm
The 8th Annual Americana Music Awards, held Sept. 17 in Nashville, honored an array of music legends and up-and-comers, with Buddy Miller, John Fogerty, Justin Townes Earle and Sam Bush taking home awards.

The biggest winner of the night, though, was undoubtedly Miller, who took home nearly every award for which he was nominated. His album Written in Chalk—a collection of gorgeous skeletal folk and blues duets with his wife Julie— won Album of the Year and pushed Miller to win Artist of the Year, Duo of the Year and Song of the Year.

Justin Townes Earle, the clear-voiced son of Steve Earle, nabbed New and Emerging Artist of the Year for his classic country album Midnight at the Movies.

The full list of winners is below:

Album of the Year: Written in Chalk, Buddy and Julie Miller
Artist of the Year: Buddy Miller
Duo/Group of the Year: Buddy and Julie Miller
New and Emerging Artist of the Year: Justin Townes Earle
Instrumentalist of the Year: Gurf Morlix
Song of the Year: "Chalk" written by Julie Miller, performed by Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin
Lifetime Achievement for Performance: Asleep at the Wheel
Lifetime Achievement for Executive: Ken Levitan
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter: John Fogerty
Lifetime Achievement for Producer/Engineer: Jim Rooney
Lifetime Achievement for Intstrumentalist: Sam Bush
President's Award: Lowell George

Related links:
News: Plant and Krauss, Joan Baez Win At Americana Music Awards 2008
Live at Paste—Justin Townes Earle


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