Gretchen Peters Wins International Album and Song of the Year at the Americana Music Association UK Awards

A huge congratulations to Gretchen Peters who took home not one, but two awards at last nights inaugural Americana Music Association UK Awards. Peters won the International Song of the Year, presented by Downton Abbeys Elizabeth McGovern, for the song Blackbirds which was co-written with Ben Glover. This was followed by Blackbirds (the album) winning the International Album of the Year presented by Bonnie Raitt.

Commenting on Facebook soon after the show, Gretchen said “It’s not often that I’m speechless, but tonight I am. Thank you The Americana Music Association UK for ‪#‎internationalalbumoftheyear‬ & ‪#‎internationalsongoftheyear‬ for Blackbirds. My heart is full.”

The full list of winners and nominees can be found below:

International Album of the Year

BLACKBIRDS – GRETCHEN PETERS (PRODUCED BY DOUG LANCIO, GRETCHEN PETERS & BARRY WALSH)
Something More Than Free – Jason Isbell (produced by Dave Cobb)
Pageant Material – Kacey Musgraves (produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves)
Introducing Cale Tyson – Cale Tyson (produced by Cale Tyson)

International Song of the Year

BLACKBIRDS – GRETCHEN PETERS (WRITTEN BY GRETCHEN PETERS AND BEN GLOVER)
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)

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)

UK Artist of the Year

DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD
Bear’s Den
The Dreaming Spires
Lewis & Leigh

International Artist of the Year

JASON ISBELL
The Bros. Landreth
Gretchen Peters
Sturgill Simpson

UK Song of the Year

CLEAR WATER – DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD (WRITTEN BY DANNY GEORGE WILSON AND PAUL LUSH
Agape – Bear’s Den (written by Andrew Davie, Kevin Jones and Johannes Refsdal))
Rubble – Lewis & Leigh (written by Al Lewis and Alva Leigh)
Black & White – The Staves (written by The Staves)

UK Instrumentalist of the Year

BJ COLE
Joseph Bennett
Spencer Cullum Jr
Paul Lush