Greg Leisz, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for InstrumentalistPhoto by Ash Newell
Sam BushPhoto by Ash Newell
Sam Bush and Emmylou HarrisPhoto by Ash Newell
Rosanne Cash and Emmylou HarrisPhoto by Erika Goldring
Sarah JaroszPhoto by Erika Goldring
Sarah Jarosz and Robert PlantPhoto by Erika Goldring
Buddy Miller and Song of the Year winner Ryan BinghamPhoto by Erika Goldring
Sarah Jarosz and Emmylou HarrisPhoto by Erika Goldring
Hayes CarllPhoto by Kay Williams
John Mellencamp, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for SongwritingPhoto by Kay Williams
Minton SparksPhoto by Ash Newell
Robert Plant and Drew BerrymanPhoto by Ash Newell
Drew Berryman, Robert Plant and Buddy MillerPhoto by Ash Newell
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Thursday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association celebrated its ninth annual Americana Music Awards, live from the Ryman Auditorium. This year's ceremony featured more than a dozen live performances, several awards for the best Americana music of the year, and a handful of lifetime achievement awards. Artists who performed include The Avett Brothers, Rosanne Cash, Ryan Bingham, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris and some of the honorees below.
Country and bluegrass stalwart Jim Lauderdale was once again the master of ceremonies, and fellow legend Buddy Miller led a house band full of Americana all-stars that's rivaled only by this year's lineup of performers.
Folk Alley and Jessie Scott hosted our webcast, which you can hear in its entirety above.
The 2010 Americana Honors And Awards Results
Album of the Year:The List, Rosanne Cash Artist of the Year: Ryan Bingham Instrumentalist of the Year: Buddy Miller New/Emerging Artist: Hayes Carll Song of the Year: "The Weary Kind," Ryan Bingham (written by Ryan Bingham & T-Bone Burnett) Duo/Group of the Year: The Avett Brothers
Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive: Luke Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist: Greg Leisz Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance: Wanda Jackson Lifetime Achievement Award for Producer/Engineer: Brian Ahern Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriter: John Mellencamp
The Set List:
The Buddy Miller All-Stars, "Tumbling Dice" John Mellencamp, "Save Some Time to Dream" Sarah Jarosz, "Song Up in Her Head" Corb Lund, "Devil's Best Dress" Lucinda Williams, "Born to Be Loved" Carolina Chocolate Drops, "Hit 'Em Up Style" Joe Pug, "Bury Me Far (From My Uniform)" Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, "Leaving Louisiana" Ryan Bingham, "Hallelujah" Ray Wylie Hubbard, "Drunken Poet's Dream" Rosanne Cash, "Ode to Billy Joe" Wanda Jackson, "Shakin' All Over" The Avett Brothers, "I and Love and You" Jim Lauderdale, "Good Together"