Graham Nash scoops Lifetime Achievement gong as UK Americana Awards winners revealed

Graham Nash scoops Lifetime Achievement gong as UK Americana Awards winners revealed

Graham Nash, Frank Turner, and Courtney Marie Andrews were among the winners at the fourth annual UK Americana Awards.

Hosted by Bob Harris OBE, the ceremony took place tonight (January 31) at Hackney Empire in East London. 

Turner took home the award for Best Selling Americana Album for Be More Kind, while Nash won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Producer Joe Boyd scooped the Trailblazer Award, Bennet Wilson Poole was named (UK Artist Of The Year and Brandi Carlile won International Song Of The Year for The Joke. Courtney Marie Andrews' May Your Kindness remain was named International Album Of The Year.

All winners were presented with hand-crafted representations of 7” singles turned in a variety of woods. Graham Nash received a 12” Lifetime Achievement trophy.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award – Graham Nash
UK Album Of The Year – Shorebound by Ben Glover
International Album Of The Year – May Your Kindness Remain by Courtney Marie Andrews
UK Song Of The Year – Southern Wind by Dean Owens
International Song Of The Year – The Joke by Brandi Carlile
UK Artist Of The Year – Bennet Wilson Poole
International Artist Of The Year – Mary Gauthier
UK Instrumentalist Of The Year – CJ Hillman
Trailblazer Award – Joe Boyd
Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award – Curse Of Lono
Best Selling Americana Album – Be More Kind by Frank Turner
Grass Roots Award – The Green Note, Camden 

Performers on the night included Graham Nash, Rhiannon Giddens, Jade Bird, YOLA, Seth Lakeman, Chris Hillman and Curse of Lono.

The ceremony was preceded by a series of showcases and conferences presented by the Americana Music Association UK. Speakers included John Oates and Rhiannon Giddens.

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