Shaver Claims Country Album Prize

Billy Joe Shaver’s The Earth Rolls On was named country album of the year Monday (March 11) by the Association for Independent Music. Other winners include: Americana album of the year, Rodney Crowell, The Houston Kid; bluegrass album of the year, Dolly Parton, Little Sparrow; historical album of the year, Ricky Skaggs, Earl Scruggs and others, American Roots Music; traditional folk album of the year, John Hartford, Hamilton Ironworks. Shaver underwent successful heart bypass surgery on Feb. 28 in Austin, Texas, and is recuperating at his home in Waco, Texas. 03/12/02