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"