- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2011

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Robert Plant and Buddy Miller teamed up to top the list of nominees for the 2011 Americana Awards with three apiece.

Each was nominated Monday for artist of the year along with fellow three-time nominee Elizabeth Cook and teamed up for several nominations on their collaboration “Band of Joy.”

The album earned the former Led Zeppelin singer a nomination for album of the year. His all-star group of collaborators, which includes co-producer Miller and is also known as The Band of Joy, earned a nod in the duo/group category at the Oct. 13 awards.

Miller is also up for instrumentalist of the year.

Cook also received nominations for her album “Welder” and her “El Camino.” Hayes Carll, the fourth artist of the year nominee, is up for two awards.

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