Buddy and Julie Miller Sweep the Americana Awards (video)

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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