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Emmylou Harris and Shovels & Rope honoured at Americana awards

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Sep 19, 2013 | 2:00pm EDT

Veteran singer Emmylou Harris and folk duo Shovels & Rope were double winners at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards on Wednesday (18Sep13), taking home two prizes each. Harris and her longtime collaborator Rodney Crowell were named Duo-Group of the Year and their joint project Old Yellow Moon claimed Album of the Year, while Shovels & Rope stars Cary Ann Hearst and her husband Michael Trent beat the likes of The Lumineers' Ho Hey to score Song of the Year for Birmingham. They were also feted as Emerging Artist of the Year. Another big winner at the Americana Music Association's Nashville, Tennessee event was Dwight Yoakam, who received the Artist of the Year title, and musician Larry Campbell earned the Instrumentalist of the Year prize. The late Hank Williams was remembered with the President's Award, while Duane Eddy and Dr. John were among those to receive Lifetime Achievement honours.

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