Richard Thompson and Bonnie Raitt
At a ceremony at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on the 12th September the Americana Music Association awarded their annual and prestigious Americana Honors & Awards Show. The big winners of the night included Gillian Welch (Artist of the Year), her partner Dave Rawlings (Instrumentalist of the Year), Jason Isbell (Song of the Year), The Civil Wars (Duo/group of the Year) and Alabama Shakes (Emerging Artist of The Year). Also honoured on the night with Lifetime Achievement awards were Bonnie Raitt (Performance), Booker T. Jones (Instrumentalist), Richard Thompson (Songwriting) and Dannis Lord (Executive).
The full list of awards are below:
Instrumentalist of the Year: Dave Rawlings
Album of the Year: This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark; produced by Tamara Saviano and Shawn Camp
Song Of The Year Award: “Alabama Pines” Written by Jason Isbell and performed by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Emerging Artist of the Year: Alabama Shakes
Artist of the Year: Gillian Welch
Duo/group of the Year: The Civil Wars
Lifetime Achievement for Performance: Bonnie Raitt
Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist: Booker T. Jones
Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting: Richard Thompson
Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive: Dennis Lord
The entire ceremony can be listened to over at NPR Music here.