UK Americana Awards 2018 winners unveiled

Emily Barker, Yola Carter (above) and Mumford & Sons are among the artists honoured at the third annual UK Americana Awards.

Barker was presented the UK Artist of the Year Award by Frank Turner, while Billy Bragg and Jed Hilly gave Mumford & Sons the Trailblazer Award.

Carter triumphed in the UK Song of the Year category, and fast-rising outfit The Wandering Hearts were given the Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award.

Harris was also on hand to present Robert Plant with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The winners were voted for by members of the Americana Music Association UK.

The ceremony took place at London’s Hackney Empire last night (Thursday), and was the culmination of this year’s AmericanaFest, which took place across two days in venues around East London.

Full list of winners:

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

UK Artist of the Year
Emily Barker

International Artist of the Year
Courtney Marie Andrews

UK Song of the Year
Home by Yola Carter (written by Yola Carter)

International Song of the Year
Tenderheart by Sam Outlaw (written by Sam Outlaw)

UK Instrumentalist of the Year
Thomas Collison

Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert Plant

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
Robert Plant for Carry Fire