AmericanaFest 2021

UK Americana Awards 2021 Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2021 UK Americana Awards were announced last week in a special online event which you can watch here. Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted and special congratulations to the Proper distributed artists which include Hannah White, Our Man In The Field, Austin Lucas and Mavis Staples. You can find all of the nominees below.

AmericanaFest UK is the Americana Music Association UK’s annual music celebration, combining a three-day conference, 2 nights of festival showcases, and a star-packed awards show drawing the cream of the music world. This year, the event is going digital to bring you a three day online gathering of music awards and special events; AmericanaFest UK 2021 “Staying Connected”.

UK Album of the Year

  • A Dark Murmuration of Words – Emily Barker
    (produced by Greg Freeman)
  • Song For Our Daughter – Laura Marling
    (Produced by Ethan Johns, Laura Marling)
  • In This Town You’re Owned – Robert Vincent
    (Produced by Ethan Johns)
  • Hannah White and The Nordic Connections – Hannah White
    (Produced by Hannah White and The Nordic Connections)

UK Song of the Year

  • I Should Be On A Train – Ferris and Sylvester
    (Written by Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester)
  • Ain’t One Thing – Lady Nade
    (Written by Lady Nade)
  • Thin (I Used To Be Bullet Proof) – Our Man In The Field
    (Written by Alexander Ellis)
  • I Don’t Wanna Lie – Yola
    (Written by Yola, Dan Auerbach, Bobby Wood)

UK Artist of the Year

  • Emily Barker
  • Laura Marling
  • Robert Vincent
  • Yola

UK Instrumentalist of the Year

  • Anna Corcoran
  • Lukas Drinkwater
  • Martin Harley
  • Michele Stodart

International Album of the Year

  • Lamentations – American Aquarium
    (Produced by Shooter Jennings)
  • Old Flowers – Courtney Marie Andrews
    (Produced by Andrew Sarlo)
  • That’s How Rumors Get Started – Margo Price
    (Produced by Sturgill Simpson with co-production by David R. Ferguson and Margo Price)
  • Expectations – Katie Pruitt
    (Produced by Michael Robinson, Katie Pruitt)

International Song of the Year

  • Welcome to Hard Times – Charley Crockett
    (Written by Charley Crockett)
  • Brightest Star – Lilly Hiatt
    (Written by Lilly Hiatt)
  • Already Dead – Austin Lucas
    (Written by Austin Lucas)
  • Hand Over My Heart – The Secret Sisters

International Artist of the Year

  • Courtney Marie Andrews
  • Jason Isbell
  • Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
  • Lucinda Williams

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2021

  • Elvis Costello

International Life Time Achievement Award recipient for 2021

  • Mavis Staples

Trailblazer Award recipient for 2021

  • Christine McVie

International Trailblazer Award recipient for 2021

  • Steve Earle

Songwriter Legacy Award recipient for 2021

  • John Prine

Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award recipients for 2021

  • Robbie Cavannagh and Demin Marriner

Grassroots Award recipients for 2021

  • Music Venue Trust – Mark Davyd and Beverly Whitrick
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  1. Chasing Shadows Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys 0:35

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  1. Fade & Fall (Love Not) Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band 0:30

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  1. Lost Show of Hands 0:51

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  1. Some Dreams Do Amy Speace 1:05

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  1. Kindness Ben Glover 1:00

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  1. Man, Friendship Kitty Macfarlane 0:37

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  1. Blues Run The Game Martin Simpson 0:30

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