There's no question Robert Plant
's Band Of Joy
has helped shine a light on Americana music, and the former Led Zeppelin
singer was honored by the community at the 10th Annual Americana Music Honors and Awards event in Nashville.
Plant picked up the Album Of The Year
for the "Band Of Joy
" release, and his co-producer/band leader Buddy Miller
was honored in two categories: Artist Of The Year
and Instrumentalist Of The Year
Miller has now won 12 AMHA honors over the years.
Robert received the award from The Black Keys
' Dan Auerbach
, and he shared the stage with his Band Of Joy crew while accepting the prize.
The singer said that he had been "dreaming about American music and coming over here
" since he was 12. "I stole a great deal with my old companions,
" Plant added, "and I was very fortunate (in) the last few years to be welcomed by some spectacular people, especially in this town.
Among the other honorees were Gregg Allman
, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Mumford & Sons
snagged New/Emerging Artist, and Justin Townes Earle
picked up Best Song Of The Year for "Harlem River Blues
2011 Americana Music Honors & Awards
Album of the Year: Robert Plant, Band Of Joy
Song of the Year: Justin Townes Earle, Harlem River Blues
Artist of the Year: Buddy Miller
New/Emerging Artist: Mumford And Sons
Duo/Group of the Year: Avett Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Buddy Miller
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting: Lucinda Williams
Lifetime Achievement for Performance: Gregg Allman
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist: Jerry Douglas
The Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement for Executive: Rick Hall
Trailblazer: Bob Harris
Thanks for the report to Hennemusic.com.