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2019 UK Americana Award Winners 

Member Voted Awards


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 


Special Awards 

Lifetime Achievement Award 

Selected by the board members, our highest honour is awarded to a UK artist, duo or group in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Americana genre over the span of their career and life in music. The 2019 recipient will be Graham Nash. 

Trailblazer Award 

Selected by the board members, this special award celebrates a UK person, artist, duo or group that has taken an exceptional path, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps in developing the Americana genre. The 2019 recipient will be Joe Boyd


Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award 

Selected by Bob Harris OBE, this special award celebrates the breakthrough artist, duo or group that has particularly impressed the legendary music broadcaster throughout the year. The 2018 recipient will be Curse Of Lono


Best Selling Americana Album 

AMA-UK works with The Official Charts Company to create the UK Americana Album Chart. This Award is given to the bestselling Americana Album by a UK Artist. The 2019 recipient Be More Kind by Frank Turner


Grass Roots Award 

Selected by the board members, this special award celebrates the sometimes un-sung heroes of the UK Americana scene. It is presented to individuals working in the industry (in a capacity other than as artists) who have made outstanding efforts to support Americana music from the grass roots up. The 2019 recipients will be the Green Note 


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