Robert Plant, Emily Barker and Mumford & Sons win big at UK Americana Awards

Robert Plant, Emily Barker and Mumford & Sons win big at UK Americana Awards

Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons and Emily Barker were among the big winners at the third annual UK Americana Awards, which took place in London last night (February 1).

During a ceremony at the Hackney Empire, host Bob Harris OBE presented Plant with the AMA-UK's Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Plant was also presented with the award for Best Selling UK Americana Album of 2017 for his album Carry Fire. It has sold 54,580 copies, according to the Official Charts Company.

Billy Bragg and Jed Hilly, executive director of the US Americana Music Association, gave the Trailblazer Award to Mumford & Sons. 

Emily Barker received the UK Artist Of The Year trophy from Frank Turner, Phoenix singer/songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews scooped the International Artist Award and Robert Vincent’s I’ll Make The Most Of My Sins won UK Album Of The Year.

Music Week On The Radar alumni The Wandering Hearts received the Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Courtney Marie-Andrews, Imelda May, Angaleena Presley, Emily Barker, Robert Vincent, The Wandering Hearts, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Worry Dolls all performed on the night.

Read Music Week’s interview with Stevie Freeman, CEO of Americana Music Association UK here.

The winners in full:

UK Album of The Year presented by Simon Mayo
I’ll Make The Most Of My Sins by Robert Vincent

International Album of the Year presented by Sir Patrick Stewart & Sunny Ozell
The Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (produced by Dave Cobb)

UK Artist of the Year presented by Frank Turner
Emily Barker

International Artist of the Year presented by Mary Gauthier
Courtney Marie Andrews 

UK Song of the Year presented by Chris Difford
Home by Yola Carter (written by Yola Carter)

International Song of the Year presented by Sam Baker & Stevie Freeman
Tenderheart by Sam Outlaw (written by Sam Outlaw)

UK Instrumentalist of the Year presented by Jesse Buckley
Thomas Collison 

Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Bob Harris
Robert Plant

The Trailblazer Award presented by Billy Bragg & Jed Hilly
Mumford & Sons 

Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award
The Wandering Hearts 

The Grassroots Award presented by Danny George Wilson & Ralph McLean
Come Down & Meet The Folks

The Best-Selling Americana Album of 2017 presented by the Official Charts Company's Martin Talbot
Robert Plant for Carry Fire

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