SPIN's 20 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2011

Robert Ellis's album "Photographs" is # 17 on Spin Magazines top 20 Country and Americana records this year.

17. Robert Ellis Photographs (New West)

Home: Houston. Age: barely legal. MO: coffeehouse folk mixed with adept trad country (the waltzes!). Likes: watching his girl unpack the Nintendo. Dislikes: cheaters. You'll be friends forever, but don't sass him when he comes home drunk."

Grammy Nomination: Steve Earle - Best Folk Album

Steve Earle was honored last night by the Recording Academy with a Grammy Nomination for his album I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (New West Records) in the Best Folk Album Category. I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive was produced by T Bone Burnett and is the follow up to Earle's Grammy Award winning 2009 release Townes. The album features the celebrated song "This City," written for the HBO Original Series, Treme, which Earle also appeared as an actor.