The Winners of the 2019 UK Americana Awards Have Been Revealed

01/02/2019

Last night, our friends at the Americana Music Association UK (AMA-UK) held their fourth annual UK Americana Awards in London, which wrapped up three incredible days of AmericanaFest UK 2019.

Hosted by Bob Harris OBE, the sold-out ceremony welcomed performers like Jade Bird, Curse of LonoRhiannon Giddens, Chris HillmanSeth LakemanGraham Nash and YOLA. These show-stopping numbers were backed by a house band led by Ethan Johns.

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

Shorebound by Ben Glover (produced by Neilson Hubbard and Ben Glover)


International Album of the Year

May Your Kindness Remain by Courtney Marie Andrews (produced by Mark Howard and Courtney Marie Andrews)


UK Song of the Year

"Southern Wind" by Dean Owens (written by Dean Owens and Will Kimbrough) 


International Song of the Year

"The Joke" by Brandi Carlile (written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth)


UK Artist of the Year

Bennett Wilson Poole


International Artist of the Year

Mary Gauthier


UK Instrumentalist of the Year 

CJ Hillman

 

 
 

 

The following honorees received their awards on stage at the beautiful Hackney Empire.


Lifetime Achievement Award
Graham Nash


Trailblazer Award
Joe Boyd


Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award
Curse of Lono


Grass Roots Award
Immy Doman and Risa Tabatznik of The Green Note



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

 

 
 

 

What else happened during AmericanaFest UK?

Earlier in the week, The Americana Music Association UK took over five venues in the London Borough of Hackney to showcase over 50 artists representing the wide spectrum of Americana music.

The week also saw AMA-UK members attending conferences and panels from industry speakers and artists including Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross (in conversation with Fiona Bevan), Rhiannon Giddens (who delivered this year's keynote speech) and John Oates (in conversation with Bob Harris).

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


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