Last night (January 28) The Americana Music Association UK (AMA-UK) revealed the winners of 2021’s UK Americana Awards in a virtual ceremony.
The big winners on the night included Robert Vincent and Courtney Marie Andrews, who both took home the awards for UK Artist and UK Album Of The Year, and International Artist and International Album Of The Year respectively.
UK Song Of The Year was scooped by Yola and International Song of the Year by The Secret Sisters in their first ever award win. Anna Corcoran, who played on both Robert Vincent and Laura Marling’s latest albums, was also named UK Instrumentalist Of The Year. The best-selling Americana Album Of The Year, in conjunction with The Official Chart Company, was Laura Marling’s Song For Our Daughter.
The late John Prine was honoured with the specially created Songwriter Legacy Award 2021, in celebration of the legendary US singer-songwriter’s life and work. Full listings follow below.
The UK Americana Awards show also featured unique performances from: American Aquarium, Courtney Marie Andrews, Emily Barker, Robbi Cavanagh, Elvis Costello, Charley Crockett, Ferris & Sylvester, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Jason Isbell (and the 400 Unit), Austin Lucas, Demi Marriner, Lady Nade, Katie Pruitt, Robert Vincent, Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch & David Rawlings.
The evening was presented by Bob Harris OBE, and the show also featured appearances from award-winning actor Colin Firth CBE, BBC Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 6's Steve Lamacq and Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie.
You can see the full list of winners and Special Awards for the UK Americana Awards 2021 below:
UK Song of the Year
I Don't Wanna Lie by Yola (Written by Yola, Dan Auerbach, Bobby Wood)
UK Album of the Year
In This Town You're Owned by Robert Vincent (Produced by Ethan Johns)
UK Artist of the Year
UK Instrumentalist of the Year
International Song of the Year
Hand Over My Heart by The Secret Sisters (Written by Elizabeth Rogers, Lydia Lane Rogers)
International Album of the Year
Old Flowers by Courtney Marie Andrews (Produced by Andrew Sarlo)
International Artist of the Year
Courtney Marie Andrews
Special Awards presented by the AMA-UK Board
Best Selling Americana Album in conjunction with The Official Charts Company (OCC)
Laura Marling Song For Our Daughter
Lifetime Achievement Award
International Lifetime Achievement Award:
International Trailblazer Award:
Songwriter Legacy Award:
Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award:
Robbie Cavannagh and Demi Marriner
Music Venue Trust - Mark Davyd and Beverly Whitrick