We are incredibly excited, and feel honoured, to announce that celebrated singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson has accepted our Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contribution to the Americana genre over the span of his career and life in music.
The award will be presented at the second annual UK Americana Awards show on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at St John at Hackney in London.
The announcement took place at the press launch for the 2017 UK Americana Awards, held last night at Gibson Studios in London and co-presented by Imelda May and Baylen Leonard. The nominations shortlist for the seven membership-voted Awards was also announced; the winners will be revealed at the awards show, which will once again be hosted by legendary broadcaster Bob Harris and will feature performances from nominees and award winners, including Richard Thompson.
The awards show also coincides with the first anniversary of the Official Americana Albums Chart, which was launched this year by the Official Charts Company in partnership with the AMA-UK and is published each week on OfficialCharts.com. To celebrate the occasion, the best selling UK Americana album of 2016 will be recognised with a special award.
UK Americana Conference and Awards
Tickets are now on sale for the UK Americana Awards, alongside our Conference and Showcases, to be held in London on 1st and 2nd February.
VIP tickets and delegate passes can be purchased at special early bird prices, with a further discount of 15% available to members (apply the code AMAUKMEM at checkout) – this is a big saving – a full price delegate pass will be £100, but the early bird price of £80, with a further 15% discount means that members will be paying just £68 for a full delegate pass, which includes VIP Awards ticket and showcase wristband.
But don’t wait around – that price is limited on a first come, first served basis….