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2016 UK Americana Awards Winners and Nominees

UK Album of the Year

  • WINNER: What Kind of Love – Danny & The Champions of the World (produced by Chris Clarke and Danny George Wilson)
  • Searching for the Supertruth -The Dreaming Spires (produced by The Dreaming Spires)
  • The Toerag Sessions – Emily Barker (produced by Liam Watson)
  • If I Was – The Staves (produced by Justin Vernon)

International Album of the Year

  • WINNER: Blackbirds – Gretchen Peters (produced by Doug Lancio, Gretchen Peters & Barry Walsh)
  • Something More Than Free – Jason Isbell (produced by Dave Cobb)
  • Pageant Material – Kacey Musgraves (produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves)
  • Introducing Cale Tyson – Cale Tyson (produced by Cale Tyson)

UK Song of the Year

  • WINNER: Clear Water – Danny & The Champions of the World (written by Danny George Wilson and Paul Lush
  • Agape – Bear’s Den (written by Andrew Davie, Kevin Jones and Johannes Refsdal)

  • Rubble – Lewis & Leigh (written by Al Lewis and Alva Leigh)
  • Black & White – The Staves (written by The Staves)

International Song of the Year

  • WINNER Blackbirds – Gretchen Peters (written by Gretchen Peters and Ben Glover)
  • 24 Frames – Jason Isbell (written by Jason Isbell)
  • All These Dreams – Andrew Combs (written by Andrew Combs and Jabe Beyer)
  • American Middle Class – Angeleena Presley (written by Angeleena Presley)

UK Artist of the Year

  • WINNER Danny & The Champions of The World
  • Bear’s Den
  • The Dreaming Spires
  • Lewis & Leigh

International Artist of the Year

  • WINNER Jason Isbell
  • The Bros. Landreth
  • Gretchen Peters
  • Sturgill Simpson

UK Instrumentalist of the Year

  • WINNER BJ Cole
  • Joseph Bennett
  • Spencer Cullum Jr
  • Paul Lush

SPECIAL AWARDS

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 Billy Bragg.

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 Robert Vincent.

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 of the year . The 2018 recipient is First Aid Kit 


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