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Celebrating Bob Harris OBE on his 50th Year in Broadcasting

27 Aug 2020 9:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

"We want to join in with the celebration of our national treasure Bob Harris OBE.  Bob has been on our radios and screens for a very long time, and this year he is celebrating 50 years in Broadcasting! Bob was instrumental is setting up the AMA-UK back in 2012 and he has presented the UK Americana awards for the past 5 years  - Bob Harris has always supported grassroots artists and this is why we have named the annual emerging artist award the 'Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award' - here are the five winners to date with a little message on what it means to them to have support from such a legend.  Congratulations Bob on your 50th anniversary  - here’s to many more to come."  Stevie Smith CEO AMA-UK



"We want to join in with the celebration of our national treasure Bob Harris OBE.  Bob has been on our radios and screens for a very long time, and this year he is celebrating 50 years in Broadcasting! Bob was instrumental is setting up the AMA-UK back in 2012 and he has presented the UK Americana awards for the past 5 years  - Bob Harris has always supported grassroots artists and this is why we have named the annual emerging artist award the 'Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award' - here are the five winners to date with a little message on what it means to them to have support from such a legend.  Congratulations Bob on your 50th anniversary  - here’s to many more to come. " Stevie Smith CEO AMA-UK

"Being the inaugural recipient of the AMAUK Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award meant everything to me, it still does. It's given me confidence to continue to push myself as an artist with the backing of such gargantuan name in music". Robert Vincent Emerging Artist winner 2016

“It was such an honour for us as a band to receive  Bob Harris’ emerging artist award from AMA-UK back in 2017. We felt so much support from Bob during that time and we’re still so thankful for the ongoing encouragement that he has continued to express over the years since. We hope to always do Bob proud in our musical endeavours going forward.” Wildwood Kin  Emerging Artist winner 2017

'It was the most overwhelming experience to be recognised by Bob with his emerging artist award at the AMA-UK Awards in 2018. Receiving the accolade in the early days of the band meant the world to us (it's Whispering Bob after-all, cmon!) and it helped crystallise in our minds that we were following the right path. Thank you Bob for believing in us! You’re a true legend. " The Wandering Hearts, Emerging Artist winner 2018

Receiving the AMAUK Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award last year was one of the highlights of our combined musical careers. Nobody makes records in order to pick up an award but, getting the nod from one of the biggest names in British broadcasting history, a man who has unwittingly guided our musical tastes from the very beginning, will take some beating. Bob Harris is a legend, an inspiration and a national treasure and we are deeply humbled to have received his ultimate seal of approval." Curse Of Lono, Emerging Artist winner 2019

"Being chosen as Bob’s Emerging Artist for the 2020 AMA-UK Americana Awards has been one of the biggest honours of our career. It’s a rare and incredible thing for someone who is held in such a high regard as Bob to support, nurture and champion new artists like ourselves. We were just so thrilled to be recognised by such a legend. Thank you Bob and your wonderful family for believing in us right from the start. And congratulations on half a century of shaping the face of music."  Ferris & Sylvester, Emerging Artist winner 2020

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