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    Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Earn Americana Award for Duo of the Year, Album of the Year; Dr. John for Lifetime Achievement
    Susan Bibeau

    Congratulations to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, who took home the Duo of the Year and Album of the Year awards for their recently released collaborative album Old Yellow Moon at the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony last night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. And congratulations to Dr. John, aka Mac Rebennack, on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance; The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who produced his 2012 Grammy-winning Nonesuch debut album, Locked Down, presented Rebennack with the award.

    "We might very well not be here, as a genre and as an association, were it not for Emmy and Rodney," said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. "That we are celebrating them tonight not for the work they did 35 years ago, but for the work they did this year, on the same show that we're awarding another duo that is only on its first album, speaks volumes about where we're headed. What an amazing night."

    During last night's sold-out show at the Ryman, which was hosted by Jim Lauderdale with Buddy Miller leading the All-Star Band, Harris and Crowell performed Kris Kristofferson's "Chase the Feeling," as featured on the new album, and later led an all-star finale performance of the Crowell co-penned 1978 Harris hit "Leaving Louisiana in Broad Daylight." Dr. John, after receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from Auerbach, took to the piano to perform his classic tune "I Walk on Gilded Splinters." Ry Cooder was also in attendance, presenting the Lifetime Achievement for Executive award to Chris Strachwitz, producer and founder of roots-music label Arhoolie Records. Ken Burns presented the President's Award posthumously to Hank Williams.

    The Americana Honors & Awards show aired live on AXS TV, NPR.org, Sirius/XM's "Outlaw Country," and WSM. You can listen to all the festivities again at folkalley.com. PBS's Austin City Limits will broadcast an edited special on November 23. Voice of America and Bob Harris of BBC2 will broadcast overseas in the following weeks. You can read the Rolling Stone coverage of the event at rollingstone.com.

    The awards show is the capstone event of the Americana Festival and Conference, which runs today through Sunday, September 22, with daily seminars, panels, and musical showcases at key venues throughout Nashville, including an interview with Dr. John and American Routes host Nick Spitzer at the Ford Theater today at 1 PM ET, streaming live at countrymusichalloffame.org.

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Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Earn Americana Award for Duo of the Year, Album of the Year; Dr. John for Lifetime Achievement

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Congratulations to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, who took home the Duo of the Year and Album of the Year awards for their album Old Yellow Moon at the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony last night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and to Dr. John, who was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. You can listen to the show at folkalley.com. PBS's Austin City Limits will broadcast an edited special on November 23. Voice of America and Bob Harris of BBC2 will broadcast overseas in the following weeks.

 

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Congratulations to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, who took home the Duo of the Year and Album of the Year awards for their recently released collaborative album Old Yellow Moon at the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony last night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. And congratulations to Dr. John, aka Mac Rebennack, on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance; The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who produced his 2012 Grammy-winning Nonesuch debut album, Locked Down, presented Rebennack with the award.

"We might very well not be here, as a genre and as an association, were it not for Emmy and Rodney," said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. "That we are celebrating them tonight not for the work they did 35 years ago, but for the work they did this year, on the same show that we're awarding another duo that is only on its first album, speaks volumes about where we're headed. What an amazing night."

During last night's sold-out show at the Ryman, which was hosted by Jim Lauderdale with Buddy Miller leading the All-Star Band, Harris and Crowell performed Kris Kristofferson's "Chase the Feeling," as featured on the new album, and later led an all-star finale performance of the Crowell co-penned 1978 Harris hit "Leaving Louisiana in Broad Daylight." Dr. John, after receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from Auerbach, took to the piano to perform his classic tune "I Walk on Gilded Splinters." Ry Cooder was also in attendance, presenting the Lifetime Achievement for Executive award to Chris Strachwitz, producer and founder of roots-music label Arhoolie Records. Ken Burns presented the President's Award posthumously to Hank Williams.

The Americana Honors & Awards show aired live on AXS TV, NPR.org, Sirius/XM's "Outlaw Country," and WSM. You can listen to all the festivities again at folkalley.com. PBS's Austin City Limits will broadcast an edited special on November 23. Voice of America and Bob Harris of BBC2 will broadcast overseas in the following weeks. You can read the Rolling Stone coverage of the event at rollingstone.com.

The awards show is the capstone event of the Americana Festival and Conference, which runs today through Sunday, September 22, with daily seminars, panels, and musical showcases at key venues throughout Nashville, including an interview with Dr. John and American Routes host Nick Spitzer at the Ford Theater today at 1 PM ET, streaming live at countrymusichalloffame.org.

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Americana Music Honors & Awards 2013: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell. Photo by Susan Bibeau.

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