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BCMAwards 2016 - Nominees

Entertainer of the Year

The Shires

Nathan Carter

Jess & The Bandits


Gary Perkins

Group of the Year



Jess & The Bandits

Gary Quinn Band

Red Sky July

Female Vocalist of the Year

Laura Oakes

Claire McArthur-Bain (Raintown)

Katy Hurt

Jessica Clemmons (Jess & The Bandits)

Crissie Rhodes (The Shires)

International Song of the Year

Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

Thomas Rhett - Die A Happy Man

Tim McGraw - Humble And Kind

Maren Morris - My Church

Carrie Underwood - Smoke Break

Video of the Year

Thorne Hill - Open Road

Raintown - Writing On The Wall

Luke & Mel - Bad Habit

Gary Quinn - Dodge Your Bullet

The Southern Companion - Drive

Musician of the Year

Lee Guyler

Justin Johnson

Scott Poley

Sarah Jory

John Pettier

Duo of the Year

Ward Thomas

The Shires

Luke & Mel

Holloway Road

Ashton Lane

UK Album of the Year

Belle Cannon - Evolution

The Southern Companion - 1000 Days Of Rain

Raintown - Writing On The Wall

Thorne Hill - No More Holding Back

Red Sky July - The Truth And The Lie

International Album of the Year

Chris Stapleton - Traveller

Thomas Rhett - Tangled Up

Carrie Underwood - Storyteller

Eric Church - Mr Missunderstood

Chris Young - I’m Coming Over

Male Vocalist of the Year

Thorne Hill

Ben Earle (The Shires)

Nathan Carter

Pete Kennedy

Gary Quinn

Horizon Act of the Year

The Southern Companion


Acoustic Journey

Samantha Lloyd


UK Song of the Year

The Southern Companion - Crash

Katy Hurt - Love You More

Luke & Mel - Bad Habit

Ashton Lane - Seventeen

Raintown - Nineteen Again

International Act of the Year

Little Big Town

Dixie Chicks

Phil Vassar

Thomas Rhett

Kip Moore

Buckles & Boots Country Festival

The British Country Music Association are to sponsor a Horizon Stage at the Buckle & Boots Country Festival which takes place near Manchester in June.

There will be six sets in all taking place on the main stage over the Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Artists confirmed for  the Horizon section are Outlander, Thorne Hill Band, Katy Hurt Band, The kevin Mcguire Band, The Southern Companion and Fitzwallace, There will also be a BCMA membership stand so its your chance to join and have your say for just £20


Due to unforseen circumstances the date and venue for this years awards weekend have been changed.  The event will now take place on Oct 29th & 30th at our original home The Concorde Suite Heathrow, London.  There will an expansion of the Best Of British Songwriter Night on Sat 29th October, then the BCMA awards show on Sunday the 30th  Tickets Available Soon, Priced £10 for the Sat (Free to BCMA members) and £20 for the main awards show.

British Country Music Association at the C2C

The BCMA presented themselves to the general public with a stand at the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2, London during the recent festival where tens of thousands of people attended.

The idea was to promote British Country music and to let everyone know more about British Country music scene.

They gained many new members and at just £20 per person they will now be eligible to vote in the awards, receive information on the British Country Scene, members also receive preferential discounts for merchandise, magazines, and events around the UK and beyond.

BCMA International Act of the Year

BCMA international act of the year Striking Matches receive their award at the C2C from Nashville’s Charles Esten and president of the British CMA Lee Williams.

BCMAwards Video Archive

Brad Paisley Accepting a British Country Music Award from 2011

Plus all the winners from 2014

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Competition Winner

The winner of the Vintage Guitar supplied by JHS