The Americana Music Association UK

Nominees 2019


Voting is now open to all members to vote in our annual UK Americana Awards.


Member Voted Awards


UK Album of the Year

  • All On Red by Orphan Colours (produced by Steve Llewellyn, Fred Abbott and Rupert Christie) 
  • Bennett Wilson Poole by Bennett Wilson Poole (produced by Tony Poole) 
  • Shorebound by Ben Glover (produced by Neilson Hubbard and Ben Glover) 
  • Treetop Flyers by Treetop Flyers (produced by Reid Morrison, Sam Beer and Laurie Sherman) 


International Album of the Year

  • By The Way I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile (produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings) 
  • May Your Kindness Remain by Courtney Marie Andrews (produced by Mark Howard and Courtney Marie Andrews) 
  • Ruins by First Aid Kit (produced by Tucker Martine) 
  • The Tree of Forgiveness by John Prine (produced by Dave Cobb) 


UK Song of the Year

  • Be More Kind by Frank Turner (written by Frank Turner) 
  • Chicago by Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker (written by Josienne Clarke) 
  • Southern Wind by Dean Owens (written by Dean Owens and Will Kimbrough) 
  • Uh-huh by Jade Bird (written by Jade Bird) 


International Song of the Year

  • Hold Your Head Up High by Darlingside (written by Caitlin Canty, Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner, David Senft)
  • Mockingbird by Ruston Kelly (written by Ruston Kelly) 
  • Rolling On by Israel Nash (written by Israel Nash) 
  • The Joke by Brandi Carlile (written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth) 


UK Artist of the Year

  • Bennett Wilson Poole 
  • Ethan Johns 
  • Robert Plant 
  • The Wandering Hearts 


International Artist of the Year

  • John Prine 
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real 
  • Mary Gauthier 
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 


UK Instrumentalist of the Year

  • CJ Hillman 
  • Gwenifer Raymond 
  • Martin Harley 
  • Seth Lakeman 



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 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 will be announced in January. 


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 are Immy Doman and Risa Tabatznik of The Green Note 


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