Robert Plant scoops two prizes amongst a mix of worthy winners, proving 2017 was another strong year for the scene
Robert Plant was presented with the AMA-UK Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony on Thursday night (1 February). The occasion marked the third annual UK Americana Awards, which took place at the Hackney Empire. And unlike some high-profile awards, the gender gap was significantly reduced.
Emily Baker, Courtney Marie Andrews and Yola Carter triumphed, winning UK Artist Of The Year, International Artist Of The Year, and UK Song Of The Year, respectively.
However, the big winner on the night was Robert Plant who also picked up the award for Best-Selling Americana Album 2017 for Carry Fire. The album, which was released in October 2017, was the Led Zeppelin frontman’s 11th solo studio album.
The Grassroots Award went to Come Down & Meet The Folks, an evening of music which takes place twice a month at The Horseshoe pub in Clerkenwell, London.
The winners in full:
UK Album of The Year
I’ll Make The Most Of My Sins by Robert Vincent
International Album of the Year
The Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (produced by Dave Cobb)
UK Artist of the Year
International Artist of the Year
Courtney Marie Andrews
UK Song of the Year
Home by Yola Carter
International Song of the Year
Tenderheart by Sam Outlaw
UK Instrumentalist of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Trailblazer Award
Mumford & Sons
Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award
The Wandering Hearts
The Grassroots Award
Come Down & Meet The Folks
The Best-Selling Americana Album of 2017
Carry Fire by Robert Plant