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2009

Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Gurf Morlix
  • Sam Bush
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Buddy Miller
Duo/Group of the Year
  • Buddy & Julie Miller
  • Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
  • The Flatlanders
  • Reckless Kelly
Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • Band of Heathens
  • Belleville Outfit
  • Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter
  • John Fogerty
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
  • Sam Bush
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
  • Asleep At The Wheel
Lifetime Achievement Award Producer/Engineer
  • Jim Rooney
President's Award
  • Lowell George
Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive
  • Ken Levitan

2008

Album of the Year
  • Raising Sand
    Alison Krauss & Robert Plant; Rounder Records
  • Dirt Farmer
    Levon Helm; Vanguard Records
  • Just Us Kids
    James McMurtry; Lightning Rod
  • Trouble In Mind
    Hayes Carll; Lost Highway
Song of the Year
  • She Left Me For Jesus
    Hayes Carll; Written by Hayes Carll and Brian Keane
  • Broken
    Tift Merritt; Written by Tift Merritt
  • Cheney's Toy
    James McMurtry; Written by James McMurtry
  • Gone Gone Gone
    Alison Krauss & Robert Plant; Written by Don Everly and Phil Everly
  • Poor Old Dirt Farmer
    Levon Helm; Written by Tracy Schwarz
Artist of the Year
  • Levon Helm
  • Steve Earle
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • James McMurtry