The UK Americana Awards nominations were announced last night at the press launch co-presented by Imelda May and BBC Radio 2 DJ Baylen Leonard. As part of the nominations, it was announced that Richard Thompson has been chosen to receive the UK Americana Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to the Americana genre over the span of his career and life in music.
Thompson commented on the new of his award, “I’m deeply honoured to receive this award. My heartfelt thanks to AMA-UK.”
You can find the full list of nominees on the Americana Music Association UK website.
The UK Americana Awards are part of AmericanaFest UK, a two-day event which will also include an evening of showcases on Wednesday 1st February featuring twenty bands playing in various venues around Hackney alongside daytime conferences on both days.
Thompson’s latest album Still, is available now on Propermusic, Amazon, iTunes and Spotify. 3LP and 2LP versions of the album are also due for release on the 25th November and are available to pre-order from Propermusic and Amazon.