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All members can VOTE HERE until Dec 1st, you must be logged in to vote.

You Can JOIN HERE to vote  - members also get discounted wristband code in the members area

Nominations for the member-voted Awards: 

UK Instrumentalist of the Year

  • Anna Corcoran 
  • Lukas Drinkwater  
  • Martin Harley  
  • Michele Stodart 

UK Song of the Year

  • I Should Be On A Train by Ferris and Sylvester (Written by Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester
  • Ain’t One Thing by Lady Nade (Written by Lady Nade )
  • Thin (I Used To Be Bullet Proof) by Our Man In The Field (Written by Alexander Ellis)
  • I Don't Wanna Lie by Yola (Written by Yola, Dan Auerbach, Bobby Wood)

International Song of the Year

  • Welcome to Hard Times by Charley Crockett (Written by Charley Crockett)
  • Brightest Star by Lilly Hiatt (Written by Lilly Hiatt) 
  • Already Dead by Austin Lucas (Written by Austin Lucas)
  • Hand Over My Heart by The Secret Sisters (Written by Elizabeth Rogers, Lydia Lane Rogers)

UK Album of the Year

  • A Dark Murmuration of Words by Emily Barker (produced by Greg Freeman)
  • Song For Our Daughter by Laura Marling (Produced by Ethan Johns, Laura Marling)
  • In This Town You're Owned by Robert Vincent (Produced by Ethan Johns)
  • Hannah White and The Nordic Connections by Hannah White (Produced by Hannah White and The Nordic Connections)

International Album of the Year

  • Lamentations by American Aquarium (Produced by Shooter Jennings)
  • Old Flowers by Courtney Marie Andrews (Produced by Andrew Sarlo)
  • That’s How Rumors Get Started by Margo Price (Produced by Sturgill Simpson with co-production by David R. Ferguson and Margo Price)
  • Expectations by Katie Pruitt (Produced by Michael Robinson, Katie Pruitt)  

UK Artist of the Year

  • Emily Barker  
  • Laura Marling 
  • Robert Vincent 
  • Yola 

International Artist of the Year

  • Courtney Marie Andrews 
  • Jason Isbell 
  • Gillian Welch and David Rawlings 
  • Lucinda Williams

All members can VOTE HERE until Dec 1st, you must be logged in to vote.

You Can JOIN HERE to vote  - members also get discounted wristband code in the members area 

Special Awards presented by the AMA-UK Board:

Best Selling Americana Album in conjunction with The Official Charts Company (OCC): to be announced in January 

AMA-UK works with The Official Charts Company to create the UK Americana Album Chart. The Best- Selling Americana Album Award is given to the best-selling Americana Album during the past year by a UK Artist. 

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2021: Elvis Costello

The Lifetime Achievement Award is 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.

International Life Time Achievement Award recipient for 2021: Mavis Staples 

The International Lifetime Achievement Award is selected by the board members. Our highest honour is awarded to an International artist, duo or group in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Americana genre over the span of their career and life in music.

Trailblazer Award recipient for 2021: Christine McVie 

The Trailblazer Award is 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.  

International Trailblazer Award recipient for 2021: Steve Earle   

The International Trailblazer Award is selected by the board members. This special award celebrates an International artist, duo or group that has taken an exceptional path, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps in developing the Americana genre. 

Songwriter Legacy Award recipient for 2021: John Prine 

This award was designed this year especially to celebrate the life and work of the legendary songwriter John Prine, who we sadly lost to Coronavirus this year.  The board want to recognise the importance of John Prine’s writing in shaping this genre to what it is today.

Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award recipients for 2021: Robbie Cavannagh and Demin Marriner  

The Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award is selected by Bob Harris OBE, and celebrates the breakthrough artist, duo or group that has particularly impressed the legendary music broadcaster throughout the year. This year’s Award goes to two artists who have shown the true spirit of community during the pandemic and made special efforts to support other artists during this difficult time. 

Grassroots Award recipients for 2021: Music Venue Trust - Mark Davyd and Beverly Whitrick

Selected by the board members, the Grassroots 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.



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