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The 2015 Americana Music Awards Winners

Sep 18, 2015

The 2015 Americana Music Awards Winners

Sturgill Simpson and Lucinda Williams were big winners at this week's Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. Check out the full winner's list below.

Album of the Year: Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, Lucinda Williams, Produced by Lucinda Williams, Tom Overby and Greg Leisz

Artist of the Year: Sturgill Simpson

Duo Group of the Year: The Mavericks

Song of the Year: "Turtles All The Way Down" Written by Sturgill Simpson

Emerging Artist of the Year: Shakey Graves

Instrumentalist of the Year: John Leventhal

Spirit of Americana/Free Speech in Music Award co-presented by the Americana Music Association and the First Amendment Center: Buffy Sainte-Marie

Lifetime Achievement Award, Trailblazer: Don Henley

The Lifetime Achievement Award, Songwriting: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

Lifetime Achievement Award, Instrumentalist: Ricky Skaggs

Lifetime Achievement Award, Performance: Los Lobos

President's Award: BB King

Other Roots Music News:

• Listen to a new track from Donnie Fritts at Rolling Stone

• Check out Rolling Stone's photos from backstage at the Americana Awards.

• Jack White and Patrick Carney fought or maybe didn't fight and nobody really cares. [Consequence of Sound

• Sharon Jones announced that her cancer has returned. [Pitchfork

• Now you can finally hear Ryan Adams cover "Bad Blood" in its entirety.

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The 2015 Americana Music Awards Winners
The 2015 Americana Music Awards Winners