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Prine, Carlile, Bennett Wilson Poole lead AMA UK

Friday, November 9, 2018 – John Prine, Barndi Carlile and British artist Bennett Wilson Poole captured two nominations apiece from the Americana Music Association UK (AMA-UK).

Both were nominated for International Album of the Year. Carlile also was nominated for Best International Song for "The Joke," while Prine received one for International Artist of the Year. Bennett Wilson Poole was nominated for UK Album of the Year and UK Artists of the Year.

The group will holds its fourth annual UK Americana Awards, taking place during AmericanaFest UK 2019 on Jan. 29 - 31, 2019 in London.

The following are special award recipients that will be honored during the ceremony at London's Hackney Empire on Jan. 31.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Graham Nash
Selected by the AMA-UK board members, their highest honor is awarded to a UK artist, duo or group in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Americana genre over the span of their career and life in music.

Trailblazer Award
Joe Boyd
Selected by the AMA-UK board members, this special award celebrates a UK artist, duo or group that has taken an exceptional path, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps in developing the Americana umbrella.

Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award
Curse of Lono

Selected by long-standing and well-respected DJ Bob Harris, this special award celebrates the breakthrough artist, duo or group that has particularly impressed the legendary music broadcaster throughout the year.

Grass Roots Award
Immy Doman and Risa Tabatznik of The Green Note
Selected by the AMA-UK board members, this special award celebrates the sometimes unsung heroes of the UK Americana scene. It is presented to individuals working in the industry (in a capacity other than as artists) who have made outstanding efforts to support Americana music from the grass roots up.

UK Album of the Year
Shorebound by Ben Glover (produced by Neilson Hubbard and Ben Glover)
All On Red by Orphan Colours (produced by Steve Llewellyn, Fred Abbott and Rupert Christie)
Bennett Wilson Poole by Bennett Wilson Poole (produced by Tony Poole)
Treetop Flyers by Treetop Flyers (produced by Reid Morrison, Sam Beer and Laurie Sherman)

International Album of the Year
May Your Kindness Remain by Courtney Marie Andrews (produced by Mark Howard and Courtney Marie Andrews)
By The Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile (produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings)
Ruins by First Aid Kit (produced by Tucker Martine)
The Tree of Forgiveness by John Prine (produced by Dave Cobb)

UK Song of the Year
"Uh-Huh" by Jade Bird (written by Jade Bird)
"Chicago" by Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker (written by Josienne Clarke)
"Southern Wind" by Dean Owens (written by Dean Owens and Will Kimbrough)
"Be More Kind" by Frank Turner (written by Frank Turner)

International Song of the Year
"The Joke" by Brandi Carlile (written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth)
"Hold Your Head Up High" by Darlingside (written by Auyon Mukharji, Caitlin Canty and Donald Mitchell)
"Mockingbird" by Ruston Kelly (written by Ruston Kelly)
"Rolling On" by Israel Nash (written by Israel Nash)

UK Artist of the Year
Ethan Johns
Robert Plant
Bennett Wilson Poole
The Wandering Hearts

International Artist of the Year
Mary Gauthier
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
John Prine
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

UK Instrumentalist of the Year
Martin Harley
CJ Hillman
Seth Lakeman
Gwenifer Raymond

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