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Levon Helm Grammys 2012: The Band Drummer Wins Best Americana Album

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Levon Helm‘s ‘Ramble At The Ryman’ has won Best Americana Album at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The former the Band singer and drummer had won the same prize for the Grammy’s inaugural Americana award in 2010 for ‘Electric Dirt.’

Helm beat out country and Americana stalwarts Ry Cooder, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris and Linda Chorney for this year’s top honor.

‘Ramble at the Ryman’ was recorded in 2008 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and features several Band tunes among many original tracks from the Bob Dylan associate.

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