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.