UK Americana Awards 2023: Full list of nominees plus a chance to win a pair of wristbands to Americana Music Week

Get the full list of nominees for 2023's UK Americana Awards, in assocation with AMA UK and Sweet Home Alabama.

On January 26 2023, the annual UK Americana Music Awards will be taking place.

A celebration of the best of Americana music both in the UK and abroad, it's the essential destination for one of the fastest-growing genres around and made even more special due to the fact that this will be the first ceremony in two years to take place live and will also happen to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of The AMA UK too.

The 2023 UK Americana Music Awards will be presented by radio presenter, DJ and Americana Music fan Baylen Leonard and legendary broadcaster ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris as a special guest show.

If that's not exciting enough, this show will feature special musical performances and guests from both sides of the Atlantic.

This year's list of nominees contains a typically far-reaching a diverse cast of artists; from Marcus Mumford, to Irish singer-songwriter CMAT and Oklahoma native Zach Bryan, who will be one of the headliners of next year's Rock The South festival in Alabama, alongside Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnson and Riley Green.

Check down below for all the information you need.

When does the 2023 UK Americana Music Awards sponsored by Sweet Home Alabama take place?

The UK Americana Music Awards take place on January 26, 2023 during the celebrations of UK Americana Music Week.

How can I attend the 2023 UK Americana Music Awards?

The awards ceremony will be held in Hackney Empire - you can book your tickets to attend the event here.

The full list of nominations for the 2023 UK Americana Music Awards

UK Song of the Year

Car Crash - Hannah White

Grace - Marcus Mumford

Make It Romantic - Simeon Hammond Dallas

The Right Place - Danny George Wilson

International Song of the Year

I Really Don't Care For You - CMAT

Something In The Orange - Zach Bryan

Take It Like A Man - Amanda Shires

You're Not Alone - Allison Russell ft. Brandi Carlile

UK Album of the Year

Birds That Flew and Ships That Sailed - Passenger
(Produced by Mike Rosenberg & Chris Vallejo)

Blue Hours - Bear's Den
(Produced by Ian Grimble)

Shining In The Half Light - Elles Bailey
(Produced by Dan Weller)

Superhuman - Ferris & Sylvester
(Produced by Ryan Hadlock & Michael Rendall)

International Album of the Year

In These Silent Days - Brandi Carlile
(Produced by Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings)

Pohorylle - Margo Cilker
(Produced by Sera Cahoone)

Raise The Roof - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
(Produced by T Bone Burnett)

The Man from Wako - Charley Crockett
(Produced by: Bruce Robison)

UK Artist of the Year

Bear's Den

Elles Bailey

Ferris & Sylvester

Lady Nade

International Artist of the Year

Allison Bailey

Brandi Carlile

Margo Cilker

The Dead South

UK Instrumentalist of the Year

Holly Carter 

Joe Coombs

Joe Wilkins

Mark Lewis

UK Live Act of the Year

Beans on Toast

Elles Bailey

Ferris & Sylvester

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Noble Jacks

The Heavy Heavy

The UK Live Act of the Year is the one category that members of the public can help decide. To cast your vote - visit The AMA UK site here.

Listen to all this year's nominees on the 2023 UK Americana Awards playlist here

WIN a pair of wristbands to UK Americana Music Week 2023 sponsored by Sweet Home Alabama

Americana Music Association UK are giving you the chance to win a pair of wristbands to three nights of live music in Hackney (travel and accommodation expenses not included).

Fancy enjoying over 80 performances from international acts across three nights, including entry to the AMA UK's 10th anniversary party at Nighttales on January 23 2023. Enter below for your chance to win: 

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With thanks to our Official Americana Chart partners Sweet Home Alabama. For more information, head to Sweet Home Alabama.

See this week's Official Americana Albums Chart powered by Sweet Home Alabama, published Fridays at 5.45pm.