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Buddy Miller scoops Americana awards

SINGER-SONGWRITER Buddy Miller won four awards and veteran John Fogerty received a special honor last night at the eighth annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show.

Miller won artist of the year and album of the year for "Written in Chalk" with wife Julie Miller; duo/group of the year with his wife; and song of the year for "Chalk" performed with Patty Griffin.

Fogerty, formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival, was honored with a lifetime achievement award for songwriting.

During a 40-year career, he has written such hits as "Proud Mary," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," "Fortunate Son" and "Who'll Stop the Rain."

Also receiving lifetime achievement awards were Asleep at the Wheel for performing; Ken Levitan for executive work; Jim Rooney as a producer/engineer, and Sam Bush as an instrumentalist.

Justin Townes Earle won new artist of the year, and multi-instrumentalist Gurf Morlix was chosen over Buddy Miller as instrumentalist of the year. Miller had won the award for two straight years.


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