Americana Music Association UK 2019 Awards Nominees Announced

The nominees and special award recipients for the Americana Music Association UK’s upcoming fourth annual UK Americana Awards have been announced. The 2019 awards are set to take place during AmericanaFest UK on Jan. 29-31 in London and are part of AmericanaFest UK, a three-day event similar to Americanafest in the States, which will include a daytime conference with keynote speaker Rhiannon Giddens, as well as guest speakers John Oates, Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson, and others.

The special award recipients will be honored during a ceremony at London’s Hackney Empire on January 31. The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award will go to two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Graham Nash. Other special award recipients will include Joe Boyd (Trailblazer Award), Curse of Lono (Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award), and Immy Doman and Risa Tabatznik of The Green Note (Grass Roots Award).


Other UK Americana Awards Nominees:
UK Song of the Year:
“Uh-Huh” by Jade Bird (written by Jade Bird)
“Chicago” by Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker (written by Josienne Clarke)
“Southern Wind” by Dean Owens (written by Dean Owens and Will Kimbrough)
“Be More Kind” by Frank Turner (written by Frank Turner)

International Song of the Year:
“The Joke” by Brandi Carlile (written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth)
“Hold Your Head Up High” by Darlingside (written by Auyon Mukharji, Caitlin Canty and Donald Mitchell)
“Mockingbird” by Ruston Kelly (written by Ruston Kelly)
“Rolling On” by Israel Nash (written by Israel Nash)

UK Artist of the Year:
Ethan Johns
Robert Plant
Bennett Wilson Poole
The Wandering Hearts

International Artist of the Year:
Mary Gauthier
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
John Prine
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

UK Instrumentalist of the Year:
Martin Harley
CJ Hillman
Seth Lakeman
Gwenifer Raymond


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