WZTV FOX 17 - Top Stories
Booker T, Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson joined many newer to the genre, like "The Civil Wars" and "Alabama Shakes" for a night of music and recognition. Many of the stars spoke out as to what the Americana genre is to them and the explosion of "roots" music.
Several were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards, here is the list:
Lifetime achievement performance award: Bonnie Raitt
Lifetime achievement award for instrumentalist: Booker T. Jones
Lifetime achievement award for songwriting: Richard Thompson
Lifetime achievement award for executive: Dennis Lord
Here is a list of the big winners:
Instrumentalist of the Year: Dave Rawlings
Album of the Year Award - This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark; produced by Tamara Saviano and Shawn Camp
Song Of The Year Award : “Alabama Pines;” Written by Jason Isbell and performed by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Emerging artist of the year award: Alabama Shakes
Artist of the year award: Gillian Welch
Duo/group of the year award: The Civil Wars
The Americana Awards are part of several days of an Americana Music Festival in Music City.
Wednesday, September 12 2012, 10:39 PM CDT
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
Uncertainty over US stimulus drags shares lower
TOKYO (AP) -- Jitters over a possible change in U.S. stimulus efforts by the Federal Reserve helped pull share prices mostly lower in Asian trading today.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: PRESIDENT OBAMA DEFENDS NSA SPY PROGRAMS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Until they were revealed earlier this month, few people knew about the National Security Agency's spying programs.
HOUSE OF CARDS
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland State House is getting a promotion -- to the U.S.