The UK Americana Awards Nominees Announced

The nominees for the inaugural UK Americana Awards 2016 have recently been announced and we’re pleased to see several Proper distributed artists recognised including Gretchen Peters and Jason Isbell who have both been nominated for three awards. You can find the full list of categories and nominees below.

The award show will take place at St John at Hackney on Wednesday 3rd February 2016. Tickets for the Awards are on sale now. Accompanying the seven membership-voted Awards will be two special Awards conferred by the AMA-UK Board: The Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award and The Trailblazer Award with the recipients of these awards being announced in the coming weeks.

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