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Congratulations to The Winners of the 2023 UK Americana Awards!

todayJanuary 28, 2023

Yesterday afternoon, our friends at the Americana Music Association UK (AMA-UK) held their eighth annual UK Americana Awards!

Hosted by broadcasters Baylen Leonard and Bob Harris OBE, the ceremony welcomed performers like Elles Bailey, Judy Collins, Ferris and Sylvester, Simeon Hammond Dallas, The Hanging Stars, The Heavy Heavy, Miko Marks, Lady Nade, Nickel Creek, Allison Russell, Mike Scott of The Waterboys and Frank Turner, with an all female house band led by Michele Stodart of The Magic Numbers and Hackney Empire Community Choir.

Here are the winners for the annually presented “Of the Year” awards, which were voted on by the AMA-UK membership.


UK Album of the Year

Superhuman by Ferris and Sylvester (produced by Ryan Hadlock and Michael Rendall)

International Album of the Year

Raise The Roof by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (produced by T Bone Burnett)

UK Song of the Year

“Car Crash” by Hannah White (written by Hannah White)

International Song of the Year

“You’re Not Alone” by Allison Russell feat. Brandi Carlile (written by Allison Russell)

UK Artist of the Year

Elles Bailey

International Artist of the Year

Allison Russell

UK Instrumentalist of the Year 

Holly Carter

UK Live Act of the Year

Elles Bailey

The following honorees were recognized with their special awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Mike Scott of The Waterboys

International Lifetime Achievement Award
Judy Collins

International Trailblazer Award
Nickel Creek

Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award

The Hanging Stars

Best Selling Americana Album (By a UK Artist)

FTHC by Frank Turner

Grassroots Award

Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

Songwriter Legacy Award
Loretta Lynn

Congratulations to all of the evening’s winners, honorees and nominees!

For more information on this year’s event and the AMA-UK, please click here.

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