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  • 21 Apr 2022 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    VIP tickets include :

    ·  Includes one premium reserved ticket or one GA ticket

    ·  VIP early entry into the venue – 1 hour before doors

    ·  Exclusive meet & greet with Hayes Carll

    ·  Personal Photograph with Hayes Carll

    ·  Access to a private pre-show soundcheck performance

    ·  Merch Shopping before doors


  • 21 Apr 2022 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are delighted to be teaming up again with the wonderful team at the Long Road festival to bring an opportunity to our members to apply to play the Front Porch stage on Friday 26th August. Log in to see details  - this opportunity is open to all artist and industry members.


  • 11 Apr 2022 11:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are thrilled to announce this exciting new partnership with AMA-UK, Sweet Home Alabama (Alabama Tourism) and The official Charts Company 

    Read more HERE with Music Week and follow The official Charts for monthly interviews - the first HERE with this years Life Time Achievement recipient Lucinda Williams 

    "The Official Americana Albums Chart has been instrumental in the growth of the genre in the UK and we are now so thrilled to welcome Sweet Home Alabama into the mix" Stevie Smith, CEO of AMA-UK

    "Since its inception, this exciting weekly chart has gone from strength-to-strength, supporting this vibrant musical sector as it has continued to grow in the UK" Martin Talbot, Official Charts Company

     “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Stevie and the team over the past couple of years and this wonderful partnership linking the great state of Alabama to all of the work Stevie has been doing in the UK for many years just makes total sense and we are happy to facilitate.”  Ben Lovett CEO of TVG hospitality and Americana Music Association UK board member,

  • 6 Apr 2022 10:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AMA-UK Artist & Industry members can now use this discount code to attend  Americanafest in Nashville this coming September   - click through to the members area HERE (you must be logged in to view this page)

  • 2 Feb 2022 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After 2 years of cancelations the three-day, indoor Ramblin' Roots Revue festival in High Wycombe IS BACK!  and we are delighted to be hosting one of the stages with AMA-UK artists.  All artist members can apply  - this outside acoustic stage is suited for Solo, Duo or trio artists - (no drums) There are 8 slots to be filled.

    APPLY HERE (you must be logged in to apply) 

    RRR is the kickstarter to the festival season and an annual retreat for many an Americana, Roots, Bluegrass, Folk and Alt-Country fan and musician alike. Now in it's fourth year, the 2022 event goes ahead from 22-24 April. The bill boasts more than 35 acts from the US, UK and Europe.

    The Ramblin’ Roots Revue runs across three stages at Bucks Students' Union's award-winning venue, including an acoustic stage supported by the UK Americana Music Association, which will feature some of the rising stars from the burgeoning folk and roots scene.  

    Independent distillers will provide a range of craft beers, ales, lagers, ciders and a wide selection of whiskies and bourbons throughout the weekend. A variety of food concessions will offer freshly prepared BBQ, smokehouse treats, and Tex-Mex delicacies to suit all tastes.

    For everyone else here is the ticket link - see you there 

    Tickets HERE
    Advance tickets…
    Weekend £50
    Friday £20
    Saturday £25
    Sunday £20

     Good Luck everyone 

  • 19 Jan 2022 2:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Just over a week until the UK Americana Awards - remind yourselves of all the nominees here with this awesome playlist  - every single one of the nominees are winners in our eyes 

  • 17 Jan 2022 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are sure you've all heard our sad news by now; that UK Americana Music Week 2022 is cancelled. We are so thankful and humbled by the response from our Americana community, thank you all so much for the heartfelt messages. Keep an eye on our socials for updates regarding upcoming virtual events, and put those 2023 dates in the diary. Here's part of our official statement from our CEO, Stevie Smith, below

    "On behalf of the AMA UK board I am bringing you news today that breaks my heart - regretfully due to the recent developments with the Omicron variant worldwide, our international partners have had to pull out of being at our event and this has had a knock on effect that makes the event unviable. That along with hospital cases rising at rapid rates, the pandemic seems to still be far from at its peak here in the UK. The board have decided that in the absence of Government guidance we have to make this difficult decision ourselves and that the only safe and sensible thing to do at this late stage is to cancel UK Americana Music Week for 2022.
    This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make because as you know keeping the genre vibrant and giving you all a platform to showcase your music is our highest priority, but this is now out of our hands and we have no real choice but to take this path. Our 2023 dates are confirmed for January 23rd-26th so mark that in PEN in your diaries now. If it is possible for you to roll over your tickets this will help us enormously, but of course if that isn’t possible for you then a refund will be issued."

    All ticket holders have been emailed with instructions on how to roll over their tickets or how to request a refund 

    Thank you 

    Stevie Smith & The AMA-UK board 

  • 15 Dec 2021 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have set up a sustainable 'print on demand' merchandise store for 2022 in line with our partnership with Music Declares Emergency to create less waste


    With thanks to our wonderful designer Lucy Powell for the awesome products - looking forward to seeing you in these in January - order now to have them in time THE MERCH STORE 

  • 17 Nov 2021 12:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The voting is now CLOSED for the 2022 UK Americana Awards   


    Special Awards

    International Lifetime Achievement Award 

    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. The 2022 recipient will be Lucinda Williams.

    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 2022 recipient will be Beth Orton.

    International 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 2022 recipient will be The Long Ryders.

    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 2022 recipient will be Lauren Housley. 

    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 best selling Americana Album by a UK Artist. The 2022 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 2022 recipient is Tom Bridgewater from Loose Music, Independent Record Label.


    UK Album of the Year

    • Click Click Domino by Ida Mae (produced by Christopher Turpin)
    • Good Woman by The Staves (produced by John Congleton)
    • The Wandering Hearts by The Wandering Hearts (produced by Simone Felice, David Baron, Mike Mogis and The Wandering Hearts)
    • Stand For Myself by Yola (produced by Dan Auerbach)

    International Album of the Year

    • Wary + Strange by Amythyst Kiah (produced by Tony Berg and Amythyst Kiah) 
    • Outside Child by Allison Russell (produced by Dan Knobler)
    • Arrivals by Declan O'Rourke (produced by Paul Weller)
    • Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! by Aaron Lee Tasjan (produced by Aaron Lee Tasjan and Gregory Lattimer)

    UK Song of the Year

    • This Ain't The Life by Lauren Housley (written by Lauren Housley) 
    • Eye to Eye by John Smith feat. Sarah Jarosz (written by John Smith and Sarah Siskind)
    • Latchkey by Memorial (written by Jack Watts and Oliver Spalding) 
    • Willing by Lady Nade (written by Lady Nade)

    International Song of the Year

    • Never Said A Word by Judy Blank & Dylan Earl (written by Judy Blank & Dylan Earl) 
    • Sweet Misery by Tré Burt (written by Tré Burt)
    • Right on Time by Brandi Carlile (written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth)
    • Jeremiah by Sierra Ferrell (written by Sierra Ferrell)

    UK Artist of the Year

    • Elles Bailey 
    • The Staves
    • John Smith
    • Yola

    International Artist of the Year

    • Rhiannon Giddens 
    • Amythyst Kiah 
    • Allison Russell
    • Taylor Swift 

    UK Instrumentalist of the Year

    • Thomas Dibb 
    • Joe Harvey-Whyte
    • Mark Lewis
    • Michele Stodart

  • 1 Oct 2021 7:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nominations open on Friday 1st October 2021 and close on Friday 15th October 2021 (midnight BST).

    Nominations are open to AMA-UK members only. Please do not share this link with anyone else, either privately or publicly. All members will be individually emailed these details.

    The eligibility period for each award is 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021. Please check the official UK release dates of your nominated songs or albums.

    Need help remembering some of the great records from the past year? You could start by taking a look at our charts page, but don't forget that not all eligible releases appear in the chart.


    You must be a Member. If you are not yet a member, please join now

    You must be logged in to the Members area of the website

    Each member can send up to three nominations per award category.

    Artist members are allowed to nominate themselves if they so wish.

    You can nominate the same artist for different awards.

    You can nominate artists who are not themselves members of the AMA-UK.

    As everyone knows from ever-ongoing discussions, the definition of Americana as a genre can be highly subjective: if you think an artist, album or song is Americana, then just go ahead and nominate them.

    Once you have submitted your nominations, you will not be able to change them.

    Once the nomination period has ended no further nominations will be accepted.

    Once the nomination period has closed, all nominations will be collated and presented to the AMA-UK board, who will draw up a shortlist for each award.

    The final shortlist will be announced at our Press launch which will be in London in November 2020 - details to follow.

    Once the shortlist has been published, the voting process will begin - details on how-to-vote will be made available at that time.


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