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UK Americana Awards - nominations announced

The inaugural UK Americana Awards take place on 3rd February 2016 at St John at Hackney, and have announced their full list of nominees. Hosted by Bob Harris, the musical direction is coming from one of the Kings of Americana production, Ethan Johns.

Put on by the Americana Music Association UK (AMA-UK) the awards are a chance for the UK to celebrate its own talent as well as the best international artists.

UK Album of The Year
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
Something More Than Free - Jason Isbell (produced by Dave Cobb)
Pageant Material - Kacey Musgraves (produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves)
Blackbirds - Gretchen Peters (produced by Doug Lancio, Gretchen Peters & Barry Walsh)
Introducing Cale Tyson - Cale Tyson (produced by Cale Tyson)

UK Artist of the Year
Bear’s Den
Danny & The Champions of The World
The Dreaming Spires
Lewis & Leigh

International Artist of the Year
The Bros. Landreth
Jason Isbell
Gretchen Peters
Sturgill Simpson

UK Song of the Year
Agape – Bear’s Den (written by Andrew Davie, Kevin Jones and Johannes Refsdal)
Clear Water - Danny & The Champions of the World (written by Danny George Wilson and Paul Lush)
Rubble - Lewis & Leigh (written by Al Lewis and Alva Leigh)
Black & White - The Staves (written by The Staves)

International Song of the Year
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)
Blackbirds - Gretchen Peters (written by Gretchen Peters and Ben Glover)

UK Instrumentalist of the Year
Joseph Bennett
BJ Cole
Spencer Cullum Jr
Paul Lush

If you fancy going to see the awards show you can buy tickets from the AMA-UK website.

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