小编摘要：在第十届美国年度荣誉颁奖典礼上，Justin Townes Earle，Avett Brothers和Robert Plant获得了大奖，奖项主要以乡村，民谣，蓝草和蓝调乐为主。
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The evening kicked off with Grammy winners Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas performing “I’ll Fly Away” in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the hit “O’ Brother Where Art Thou?” movie soundtrack.
Song of the Year is a tough category at every music awards show, and it was no different at the Americana Honors and Awards. The Decemberists and Gillian Welch, Elizabeth Cook, Hayes Carll and Justin Townes Earle were all vying for the honor. And the winner? Justin Townes Earle for “Harlem River Blues,” the title track to his most recent CD.
“I wrote Harlem River Blues because when I was 17 years old I read the [book] ‘Basketball Diaries’ by Jim Carroll. And he talked about jumping off the cliffs across into the Harlem River, so I have to thank Jim Carroll,” he said.
In 2009, Justin Townes Earle won the New/Emerging Artist trophy - and this year that honor went to Mumford and Sons. The Avett Brothers had another Duo/Group of the Year win, their third after winning that category in 2001 and also in 2010.
Other highlights included Lifetime Achievement awards for Dobro player Jerry Douglas, and Lucinda Williams, who was honored for her songwriting. In her speech, Williams spoke of “giving back” to the music community.
“One of the most rewarding things for me is discovering, advising and helping new artists .You are working so hard to make a life of music," she said "Just like I was ‘that girl’ who was kicking around for so many years. I want this honor tonight to stand for that dream, to stand for the perseverance, the will and the heart it takes to make it all come true. I’m standing here now as living proof that it can happen. To make a life making music is the greatest thing you can do. It is a blessing and I am blessed.”
The third Lifetime Achievement Award of the evening was the one for performance, and it was given to Gregg Allman.
It was also a big night for multi-instrumentalist Buddy Miller, who led an all-star house band that supported the award show performers. Not only did Buddy win Artist of the Year, he also added another Instrumentalist of the Year trophy to his cabinet. But that’s not all - he was also singled out by Robert Plant who won Album of the Year for “Band of Joy.” In his acceptance speech, Plant profusely thanked Miller for his contribution to the album.
“I have to thank really especially Buddy Miller because I saw Buddy playing with Emmylou [Harris] back on that ‘Wrecking Ball’ tour in Dublin, Ireland a few years ago. I saw the consummate player of all the licks and beauty and the soliloquy of great American music that I’d ever heard in my life," Plant said. "Or put together in one guy with a hat on. And I was flabbergasted. When we toured the ‘Raising Sand’ tour, I said to the forces that be, I said we can’t go anywhere without Buddy Miller! And I’m never going to go anywhere without Buddy Miller. Ever!”
Robert Plant followed up his Album of the Year acceptance speech with a performance of the song “Monkey” from his award winning “Band of Joy” CD,that was just one of the many live performances of the evening.
年度之声在每个颁奖晚会上都是竞争最激烈的奖项，在美国年度荣誉颁奖典礼上也是如此。 Decemberists 和 Gillian Welch, Elizabeth Cook, Hayes Carll ，还有 Justin Townes Earle 都在争夺这个奖项。那么谁是赢家呢？ Justin Townes Earle 凭借，最近出的专辑《哈莱姆蓝调》夺魁。
“ 我写‘哈莱姆蓝调’这首歌，是因为在我17岁的时候，我读了一本名叫《篮球日记》的书，是Jim Carroll写的，在书中，他谈到，跳下悬崖，到哈莱姆河里去吧。所以我要感谢Jim Carroll。”他说。
2009年， Justin Townes Earle 获得了最佳新人奖，今年，新人奖得主是 Mumford and Sons。 艾维特兄弟再次获得年度最佳组合奖，这是他们继2001年和2010年后第三次得到这个奖。
还有焦点就是冬不拉的演奏者Jerry Douglas和Lucinda Williams获得终身成就奖，Lucinda Williams凭借她的创作才华夺得大奖，在她的感谢辞里，她提到了回报音乐组织。
“对于我来说，最令我自豪的一件事就是，挖掘、宣传和帮助为了一生追求音乐而努力的新人，”她说到“ 就像以前的我一样，摸爬滚打很多年。今天我有幸代表梦想，代表坚持，毅力以及那颗心，它让一切都成真了。 我能够站在这里，就是一个活生生的例子，这些是会发生的。用一生去做音乐是你能够做的最伟大的事，上帝保佑着，我也被上帝保佑着。”
对于多乐器音乐家Buddy Miller来说，当晚也是个不眠夜，他带领着全明星乐队演奏了颁奖典礼所有的音乐。Buddy 不仅夺得了年度艺术家奖，他还将年度最佳演奏家收入囊中。但这还不是全部，Robert Plant在凭借“Band of Joy.” 获得最佳专辑奖发表感谢词时还专门提到了他，,Plant 特别感谢Miller 在这张专辑中做得贡献。
Plant说，“或者说，他集所有才华与一身，我当时大吃一惊。当我们做 ‘Raising Sand’ 巡回的时候，我对所有的同事说，没有Buddy Miller我们哪也不去。没有Buddy Miller我哪也不去，绝不，永远都是这样！”
在发表完感谢辞后，Robert Plant 表演了Monkey--Band of Joy专辑里的一首歌，这只是当晚现场众多表演中的一个。