It was a big night at the Ryman Auditorium last night, as it hosted the Americana Music Awards, hosted by Jim Lauderdale. Many stars were participating or being honored including Sam Bush, Jack White, Patty Griffin, Rodney Crowell, and Lucinda Williams. The All-Star band, lead by Buddy Miller, included Sam Bush, Patty Griffin, and Don Was.
Scotty Huff (on trumpet) joined Jim Hoke (sax) and John Hinchey (trombone) in augmenting the house band for Wanda Jackson's rockin' performance of "Shakin' All Over" following receiving her lifetime achievement award. The night culminated in a power set by Robert Plant.