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Avett Brothers are the Best Duo/Group at this Year's Americana Music Awards

Sony Columbia Records - 09/16/2010

The Avett Brothers won top honors at the 9th annual Americana Music Awards for Best Duo or Group at a ceremony held in Nashville on September 9th at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Celebrating music that honors and is derived from traditions of American roots music, it's especially exciting for The Avett Brothers to be presented with an Americana Music Award. "It was truly an honor to be there, and winning the award just took the experience over the top for us," exclaimed Seth Avett. "It was thrilling to be in the same room with so many legends of music," marveled bassist Bob Crawford. This is the second time winning this award for The Avett Brothers, they won in 2007 which was the categories' inaugural year. That year The Avett Brothers also won an Americana Music Award for best New Emerging Artist of the Year.

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Live, Volume 3, the latest release from The Avett Brothers, hits stores on Tuesday October 5. Recorded live in Charlotte, NC at Bojangles Coliseum, this performance captures the intensity and vigor the band have become renowned for. Available on DVD as well as audio, Live, Volume 3 features 16 songs spanning the band's decade long career, including their most recent, critically acclaimed, I and Love and You (which was named Album of the Year at the 2010 FMQB Triple A Conference). Live, Volume 3 is available for pre-order at

http://www.theavettbrothers.com/us/livevol3

The Avett Brothers headlining tour continues through late October with stops at such fabled music venues Radio City Music Hall in New York and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (2 sold-out nights), as well as a sold-out gig at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater (see below for full itinerary). The Avett Brothers can be seen performing on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday September 30, 2010 at 12:05 am ET/PT.

  The Avett Brothers on tour:
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  9/24    St. Louis, MO                The Pageant
  9/25    Kansas City, MO              Crossroads KC
  9/26    Oklahoma City, OK             Bricktown Events Center
  10/1    Los Angeles, CA              Nokia Theatre
  10/3    San Francisco, CA             Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
  10/8    Raleigh, NC                  Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
  10/13   New York, NY                Radio City Music Hall
  10/14   Boston, MA                 House of Blues
  10/16   Baltimore, MD                Pier Six Pavilion
  10/17   Charlottesville, VA             Charlottesville Pavilion
  10/20   Columbia, SC                 South Carolina State Fair
  10/22   Roanoke, VA                Roanoke Performing Arts Center
  10/23   Huntington, WV               Big Sandy Superstone Arena
  10/29   Nashville, TN                 Ryman Auditorium  SOLD OUT
  10/30   Nashville, TN                 Ryman Auditorium  SOLD OUT


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