Folk Alley and NPR Music returned to Nashville to present a live webcast of the Americana Music Association’s 11th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony from historic Ryman Auditorium. The event featured live performances by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients – Bonnie Raitt, Booker T. Jones, and Richard Thompson – as well as many of the award nominees, including: Alabama Shakes, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Civil Wars, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Punch Brothers, Deep Dark Woods and more.
Bonnie Raitt, Not Cause I Wanted To
2012 OFFICIAL Americana Awards – Bonnie Raitt with John Hiatt Thing Called Love
2012 OFFICIAL Americana Awards The Weight
Americana Music Honors & Awards – Bonnie Raitt – The Civil Wars
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THE 2012 AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION HONORS
AND AWARDS NOMINEES: ** = winner
|ALBUM OF THE YEARHere We Rest, Jason Isbell & The 400 UnitI’ll Never Ge Out of This World Alive, Steve EarleThe Harrow & The Harvest, Gillian Welch**This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, Various Artists**||ARTIST OF THE YEAR**Gillian Welch**Hayes CarllJason IsbellJustin Townes Earle||NEW/EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR**Alabama Shakes**DawesThe Deep Dark WoodsRobert Ellis|
|DUO/GROUP OF THE YEARCarolina Chocolate Drops**The Civil Wars**Gillian Welch & Dave RawlingsJason Isbell & The 400 UnitPunch Brothers||SONG OF THE YEAR**Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – “Alabama Pines”**Sarah Jarosz – “Come Around”Patty Griffin – “I Love” (Written by Tom T. Hall)Steve Earle – “Waitin’ on the Sky”||INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEARBuddy MillerChris ThileDarrell Scott**Dave Rawlings**|
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