Winners of the 12th Annual BCMA Awards 2017


The British Country Music Association held its 12th   BCMA Awards at the weekend 21/22 October in Wolverhampton, UK


A sell out audience were treated to a 4 hour spectacular of music and award presentations hosted by Baylen Leonard from the BBC. The event was filmed for future broadcast.


Artists who performed included Southern Halo (USA), Penny Jayne Black (UK), Journey Home (UK), Jade Helliwell (UK), Kevin McGuire (UK), Sarah Darling (USA), Jenn Bostic (USA), Laura Oakes (UK), Deanne Dexeter (UK),

American Young (USA), and Outlander (UK)


Most of the UK winners were in attendance including Ward Thomas who flew in from Nashville for the show. International winners, The Shires, and Southern Companion sent in an acceptance video


On the Saturday night a Best of British Show was held at The Robin 2 in Wolverhampton with performances from Megan O’Neill, Gary Quinn, Sarah Darling (special guest), Simon James Band, Darcy and his band, and Raintown. A full house enjoyed 4 hours of live country music.





The Winners in order of presentation ……


Special Achievement Award                    Alan West and Steve Black

UK Horizon Award                                       Emma Swindells

UK Duo of the Year                                     The Shires

UK Album of the Year                                 Ward Thomas – Cartwheels

International Song of the Year                  Drake White – Makin’ Me Look Good Again

UK Musician of the Year                            Luke Thomas

International Album                                     Zac Brown Band – Welcome Home

UK Video of the Year                                  Darcy – Hooked

UK Male Vocalist                                         Gary Quinn

Best Original UK Festival                           Buckle & Boots

International Services Award                    Martha Moore (USA)

UK Services Award                                     Jim Duncan

UK Group of the Year                                 The Southern Companion

UK Song of the Year                                   Darcy – Too Country For You

UK Female Vocalist                                     Jade Helliwell

International Touring Act                            Jenn Bostic

UK Entertainer of the Year                         Thorne Hill


Also presentations for the British Hall of Fame Inductees for 2017


Jim Duncan, Ron Jones, Susan McCann, Gordon Davies

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