Lifetime Achievement Award, Songwriting: William Bell
Lifetime Achievement Award, Performance: Bob Weir
Lifetime Achievement Award, WagonMaster: Jim Lauderdale
President’s Award: Woody Guthrie
The awards show also paid tribute to folks who have left us in the past year, including Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, Ralph Stanley, and Guy Clark. Jim Lauderdale hosted the show, which was punctuated with music from the all-star house band, featuring Dave Cobb, Stuart Duncan, Fred Eltringham, Steve Fishell, Matt Rollings, Chris Wood, and The McCrary Sisters.