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Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Buddy Miller
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Will Kimbrough
  • Gurf Morlix
  • Kenny Vaughan
Duo/Group of the Year
  • The Avett Brothers
  • The Civil Wars
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Robert Plant & The Band of Joy
Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Mumford & Sons
  • The Civil Wars
  • Jessica Lea Mayfield
  • The Secret Sisters
Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award
  • Bob Harris
Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter
  • Lucinda Williams
Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist
  • Jerry Douglas
Lifetime Achievement for Performance
  • Gregg Allman
Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive
  • Rick Hall


Album of the Year
  • The List
    Rosanne Cash, Manhattan
  • A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C)
    Ray Wylie Hubbard; Bordello
  • Downtown Church
    Patty Griffin; Credential
  • A Friend Of A Friend
    Dave Rawlings Machine; Acony Records
Song of the Year
  • The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)
    Ryan Bingham; Written by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett
  • Drunken Poet's Dream
    Hayes Carll; Written by Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • I and Love and You
    The Avett Brothers; Written by Robert Crawford, Scott Avett, and Seth Avett
  • Ruby
    Dave Rawlings Machine; Written by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch
Artist of the Year
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Steve Earle
  • Patty Griffin
  • Levon Helm
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard
Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Buddy Miller
  • Sam Bush
  • Will Kimbrough
  • David Rawlings