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Krauss, Plant take top honors

September 19, 2008|Randy Lewis

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's critically acclaimed collaboration "Raising Sand" took top honors at the annual Americana Music Assn. awards Thursday in Nashville. The collection was named album of the year and Krauss and Plant also were chosen as duo of the year.

Drummer and singer Levon Helm was recognized as artist of the year.

Other awards went to Buddy Miller (instrumentalist), Mike Farris (new artist) and Hayes Carll (song, "She Left Me for Jesus," written with Brian Keane).

The group gave lifetime achievement awards to John Hiatt (songwriting), Jason & the Scorchers (performance), Tony Brown (producer/executive), Larry Brown (instrumentalist) and Terry Lickona (executive).

-- Randy Lewis

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