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UK Americana Awards 2023 Announces Nominees and Honourees

November 8, 2022 8:15 pm GMT
Last Edited June 2, 2023 5:32 pm GMT

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The AMA-UK have announced the nominees for the 2023 UK Americana Awards, alongside the honourees of their International Trailblazer and Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The awards will be presented on January 26th 2023 at Hackney Empire, London, during the 2023 UK Americana Week.

For the full list of Special Award honourees and Award nominees, see below:


Special Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Scott of The Waterboys

International Lifetime Achievement Award: Judy Collins

Trailblazer Award: TBA

International Trailblazer Award: Nickel Creek

Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award: The Hanging Stars

Best Selling Americana Album: Announced in January

Grass Roots Award: Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

Songwriter Legacy Award: Loretta Lynn


UK Album of the Year

• Passenger - Birds That Flew and Ships That Sailed

• Bear's Den - Blue Hours

• Elles Bailey - Shining in the Half Light

• Ferris and Sylvester - Superhuman

International Album of the Year

• Brandi Carlile - In These Silent Days

• Margo Cilker - Pohorylle

• Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raise the Roof

• Charley Crockett - The Man From Waco

UK Song of the Year

• Hannah White - 'Car Crash' (Written by Hannah White)

• Marcus Mumford - 'Grace'

• Simeon Hammond Dallas - 'Make It Romantic'

• Danny George Wilson - 'The Right Place'

International Song of the Year

• CMAT - 'I Don’t Really Care for You'

• Zach Bryan - 'Something in the Orange'

• Amanda Shires - 'Take It Like A Man'

• Allison Russell feat. Brandi Carlile 'You’re Not Alone'

UK Artist of the Year

• Bear’s Den

• Elles Bailey

• Ferris and Sylvester

• Lady Nade

International Artist of the Year

Allison Russell

Brandi Carlile

• Margo Cilker

• The Dead South

UK Instrumentalist of the Year

• Holly Carter

• Joe Coombs

• Joe Wilkins

• Mark Lewis

UK Live Act of the Year

• Beans On Toast

• Elles Bailey

• Ferris & Sylvester

• Holy Moly & The Crackers

• Noble Jacks

• The Heavy Heavy


For more on UK Americana Week 2023, see below:

Written by Ciara Bains
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