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2017 UK Americana Awards Winners and Nominees

UK Album of the Year

  • WINNER: Ghost by Lewis & Leigh (produced by Matt Ingram)
  • Mockingbird Lane by Danni Nicholls (produced by Chris Donohue)
  • Nos Da Comrade by Peter Bruntnell (produced by Peter Bruntnell)
  • Palomino by Treetop Flyers (produced by Treetop Flyers)

International Album of the Year

  • WINNER: Angeleno by Sam Outlaw (produced by Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder)
  • A Sailor’s Guide To Earth by Sturgill Simpson (produced by Sturgill Simpson)
  • American Band by Drive-By Truckers (produced by David Barbe)
  • Midwest Farmer’s Daughter by Margo Price (produced by Alex Munoz and Matt Ross-Spang)

UK Song of the Year

  • WINNER: ‘The 4:19’ by Lewis & Leigh (written by Al Lewis and Alva Leigh)
  • ‘Mr Sunshine’ by Peter Bruntnell (written by Peter Bruntnell and Bill Ritchie)
  • ‘Silver Liner’ by Ethan Johns & the Black Eyed Dogs (written by Ethan Johns)
  • ‘Tend To The Thorns’ by William the Conqueror (written by Ruarri Joseph)

International Song of the Year

  • WINNER ‘Hands of Time’ by Margo Price (written by Margo Price)
  • ‘Dust’ by Lucinda Williams (written by Lucinda Williams)
  • ‘Somebody Save Me’ by Cale Tyson (written by Cale Tyson)
  • ‘Welcome To Earth (Pollywog)’ by Sturgill Simpson (written by Sturgill Simpson)

UK Artist of the Year

  • WINNER Yola Carter
  • Bear’s Den
  • Billy Bragg
  •  Lewis & Leigh

International Artist of the Year

  • WINNER Sturgill Simpson
  • Margo Price
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Richmond Fontaine

UK Instrumentalist of the Year

  • WINNER CJ Hillman
  • Dave Little
  • Henry Senior
  • Kirk Bowman

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 2018 recipient will be Richard Thompson

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 2018 recipient will be Albert Lee

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 Wildwood Kin.

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 2018 recipient is Van Morrison


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