Americana Music Association 2002 Awards Winners

Americana Music Association 2002 Awards Winners

The Americana Music Association's inaugural Americana Awards were presented Sept. 13, 2002, in Nashville at an event hosted by Jason Ringenberg, leader of Jason & the Scorchers.

Artist of the year: Jim Lauderdale
Album of the year: Buddy & Julie Miller, "Buddy & Julie Miller" (Hightone)
Song of the year: "She's Looking At Me," Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
Instrumentalist of the year: Jerry Douglas
Lifetime achievement, executive: T Bone Burnett
Lifetime achievement, songwriter: Billy Joe Shaver
Lifetime achievement, performer: Emmylou Harris
President's Award: Doug Sahm
Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award: Johnny Cash