Yola, Russell win big at UK Americana awards
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Yola, Russell win big at UK Americana awards

Friday, January 28, 2022 – Yola won Artist and Album of the Year from the UK Americana Awards 2022 on Thursday for her album, "Stand For Myself."

Allison Russell won International Album of the Year for "Outside Child," produced by Dan Knobler. Russell also took home International Artist of the Year.

Lady Nade's "Willing," which Lady Nade, was UK Song of the Year.

International Song of the Year went to "Right On Time" by Brandi Carlile (written by Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth).

The following honorees were recognized with their special awards.

International Lifetime Achievement Award - Lucinda Williams

Trailblazer Award - Beth Orton

International Trailblazer Award - The Long Ryders

Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award - Lauren Housley

Best Selling Americana Album (By a UK Artist) - Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook Vol. 1 by Barry Gibb

Grassroots Award - Tom Bridgewater from Loose Music, Independent Record Label

Hosted by broadcasters Baylen Leonard and Bob Harris, the ceremony welcomed performers Elles Bailey, Sierra Ferrell, Sid Griffin of The Long Ryders, Lauren Housley, Amythyst Kiah, Memorial, Lady Nade, Allison Russell, Kiefer Sutherland, Aaron Lee Tasjan and The Wandering Hearts, with a house band led by Michele Stodart of The Magic Numbers.

UK Americana members voted on the awards.

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CD review - Stand for Myself For most of us, Yola arrived in 2019 without fanfare; we encountered "Walk Through Fire" and were simply blown away. An unmistakeable, irresistible mix of soul, blues and country, her interpretation of modern Americana was refreshing and timely. "Stand For Myself" is more of the same, but the spiritual volume has been cranked — soul, gospel and R&B flavors even more pronounced, country roots elements infused universally. While dance floors may fill when these songs ...

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