The BCMA Awards weekend details ..

31/10/2016

The 10th BCMA Awards (British Country Music Awards) were held at the Heston Venue nr. Heathrow, London 29/30 October. It was a sell-out weekend, and for the first time we had a Best Of British Showcase night on the Saturday with performances by Emma Swindell Band, Dexeter, Southern Companion, Beau Fuller, Thorne Hill Band, and Gary Quinn Band. On the Award night Sunday the evening was hosted by BBCs Baylen Leonard who introduced the following performances, Holloway Road, Ashton Lane, Cortni Bird, Red Sky July, Katy Hurt, Luke & Mel, Jess and The Bandits, and to end the evening Glen Mitchell and SaraBeth.

 

The Awards were presented to the winners from various sponsors and celebrities in the audience. The winners are as follows … See Below

 

This was undoubtedly the best year ever with all the cream of the new generation of original Country Music Artists in the UK. The girls came dressed for the evening as did the guys, and a good time was had by all. The sound was faultless as were the video presentations. Baylen was a professional host throughout making the evening run smoothly for 4 hours. All the social media exploded as each act and award was announced. The new generation of Country Music  is now here, and will continue to grow with the original talent we have to offer. Look out for details of the 2017 Awards show.

 

Lee Williams – President of the British Country Music Association

 

 

BCMAwards 2016 - Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entertainer of the Year

Jess & The Bandits

 

Group of the Year

Jess & The Bandits

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

Laura Oakes

 

International Song of the Year

Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

 

Video of the Year

Luke & Mel - Bad Habit

 

Musician of the Year

Justin Johnson

 

Duo of the Year

Holloway Road

 

UK Album of the Year

The Southern Companion - 1000 Days Of Rain

 

International Album of the Year

Chris Stapleton - Traveller

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Gary Quinn

 

Horizon Act of the Year

The Southern Companion

 

UK Song of the Year

Luke & Mel - Bad Habit

 

International Act of the Year

Phil Vassar

Special Achievement Award – The Shires

 

Services To Industry

International – Kirt Webster

UK – Rob Davis

 

British Country Music Hall Of Fame

Geordie Jack, Darren Busby, and the late Lyn Jones

Plus mentions to previous inductees who died this year Jackie Storrar and Stu Stevens

 


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