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Buddy and Julie Miller Sweep the Americana Awards (video)

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Friday, Sep 18, 2009

Buddy Miller at the 2008 Americana Music Festival [Photo: Sarah Zupko]


PopMatters perennial favorite Buddy Miller swept last night’s Americana Music Association Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for his recent duet album with wife Julie Miller. Written in Chalk is indeed one of the finest albums of the year in any genre. In the clip below, Miller discusses the making of the acclaimed album, which also features collaborations with Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, and Patty Griffin. Miller also won Artist of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. Full list of winners after the jump.



  
Here’s the full list of Americana winners this year…


ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Written in Chalk - Buddy & Julie Miller


ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Buddy Miller


DUO / GROUP OF THE YEAR
Buddy & Julie Miller


NEW & 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 INSTRUMENTALIST
Sam Bush


PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Lowell George

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