Highlights of the Americana Music Awards 2011
Bob Harris presents highlights of the 10th Americana Music Association Awards, held at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Awards include best album, artist, new and emerging artist, song, group and instrumentalist. In the nominations this year are former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and his Band of Joy, UK nu-folk outfit Mumford and Sons, country roots artist Elizabeth Cook and singer-songwriters Hayes Carll and Justin Townes Earle. Honoured with lifetime achievement awards this year are Southern rocker Gregg Allman, multi-award winning songwriter Lucinda Williams, dobro master Jerry Douglas and, presented with the special 'Trailblazer' award, Bob Harris himself !
The ceremony also features live performances from nominees and award winners including Robert Plant, Gregg Allman, Buddy Miller, Elizabeth Cook, The Avett Brothers and The Civil Wars. In a round-up of the evening's events Bob goes backstage to interview the performers, winners and nominees from Americana music's big night and selects musical highlights from the ceremony.