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2008

Duo/Group of the Year
  • Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Kane Welch Kaplin
Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Mike Farris
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • The SteelDrivers
Spirit of Americana / Free Speech in Music
  • Joan Baez
Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award
  • Nanci Griffith
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter
  • John Hiatt
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
  • Larry Campbell
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
  • Jason & The Scorchers
Lifetime Achievement Award Producer/Engineer
  • Tony Brown
President's Award
  • Jerry Garcia
Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive
  • Terry Lickona

2007

Album of the Year
  • Children Running Through
    Patty Griffin; ATO
  • Emotionalism
    The Avett Brothers; Ramseur Records
  • Modern Times
    Bob Dylan; Columbia Records
  • West
    Lucinda Williams; Lost Highway
Song of the Year
  • Hank Williams' Ghost
    Darrell Scott; Written by Darrell Scott
  • Are You Alright?
    Lucinda Williams; Written by Lucinda Williams
  • Heavenly Day
    Patty Griffin; Written by Patty Griffin
  • It Takes Balls To Be A Woman
    Elizabeth Cook; Written by Elizabeth Cook and Melinda Schneider