Video Awards

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, Lifetwime Achievement Award. in the Rock Category winner, posed backstage. From left, Paul Moffett, Louisville Music News, Beverly Maxwell, Marvin, and Jean Metcalfe, Louisville Music News.Photo by Tom Metcalfe

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:

Jean Mefcalfe presented the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Country category to Roger Ramey, brother of Patty Loveless, accepting on her behalf. Photo by Tom Metcalfe

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"

Honoree Dickie Braun found a Coyote Calhoun remark amusing. Braun was honored for his years of work in Country radio. Photo by Jean Metcalfe.

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"