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By Paul Moffett
The 1997 Miller Lite Video Awards, previously called the RRoyte Awards, were handed out our Coyote's on Sunday, March 9. Also awarded were Lifetime Achievement Awards in Rock and Country.
In the Rock category, Diane Williams picked a pair of awards, including Best Overall Video. In the Country category, Michael Parsley's "Beggar on the Street of Love" took Best Overall Video and People's Choice, as well as earning Valerie Smith Best Director award.
Marvin Maxwell was given the Louisville Music News Lifetime Achievement Award in Rock. Fairdale's Patty Loveless got the nod for Lifetime Achievement Award in Country. Her brother, Roger Ramey, accepted the award on her behalf.
Longtime WAMZ disc jockey Richard Braun was also honored at the ceremonies.
The complete list of winners is:
In the Rock category:
Best Storyline/Concept – Brujeria "La Ley De Plomo"
Best Director – Drew Pfeffer and TIm Fuller for SupaFuzz's "Superstar"
Best Performance – Diane Williams "Heaven Suite"
Best Song – Chaz "Can't Make It Stay"
Best Pure Rock – Supafuzz "Superstar"
Best Homegrown Video – Adhesive Love "This New Shelter"
People's Choice – Rostulara "Oomity Oomity
Best Overall Video – Diana Williams "Heaven Suite
In the Country Category
Best Storyline/Concept – Dan McGrew "Lonesome and Blue"
Best Director – Valerie Smith Michael Parsley "Beggar on the Street of Love"
Best Performance – Brent Maveric "Dancing to the Radio"
Best Song – Phillip Clarkson "Lucky Break"
Best True Country – Dan McGrew "Lonesome and Blue"
Best Homegrown Video – Larry Hale "The Candle"
People's Choice – Michael Parsley "Beggar on the Street of Love"
Best Overall Video – Michael Parsley "Beggar on the Street of Love"