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The Ameripolitans Are Back

Nope, that’s not the name of a band (but it would be kind of a cool one if it was!).  It’s actually the Ameripolitan Music Awards I’m talking about and they are happening Tuesday, February 17!

The Ameripolitan Music Awards were the brainchild of Dale Watson and according to their web site, created to benefit and acknowledge artists whose work does not readily conform to the tastes of today’s “country” or other music genres and organizations.

Not only are the awards taking place but there are also several other events leading up to the big night.  Dale explains how fans can be a part of the four days in this video:

Here are the 2016 nominees:

Western Swing Group

Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition

JP Cyr and his Radio Wranglers

Hot Texas Swing Band

Carolyn Sills Combo

Western Swing Authority

Western Swing Female

Carolyn Martin

Kristyn Harris

Mikki Daniel

Stacy Lee Guse

Katie Glassman

Western Swing Male

Jason Roberts

Billy Mata

Doug Moreland

Kelly Spinks

Coby Carter

Honky Tonk Group

Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels

The Country Side of Harmonica Sam

The Starline Rhythm Boys

Jeff Woolsey and the Dancehall Kings

JP Harris and the Tough Choices

Honky Tonk Female

Miss Leslie

Kelsey Waldon

Margo Price

Brennen Leigh

Tara Dunphy

Honky Tonk Male

Jake Penrod

Charlie Thompson

Cale Tyson

Michael Dart

Jason James

Rockabilly Group

The Neon Stars

The Bellfuries

Don Diego Trio

The B-Stars

Nathan Belt & The Buckles

Rockabilly Female

Marti Brom

Sara Dee

Emmy Lou

Lara Hope


Rockabilly Male

Jinx Jones

Chris Casello

Wayne Hancock

Scotty Baker

Paul Pigat

Outlaw Group

The Hillbilly Casino

Dallas Moore Band

The Ponderosa Aces

Jason Boland & The Stragglers

Eric Strickland and the B-Sides

Outlaw Female

Darci Carlson

Rachel Brooke

Bonnie Montgomery

Tommy Ash

Jesse Lafser

Outlaw Male

Whitey Morgan

Roger Alan Wade

Cash O’Riley

Scott H. Biram

Bloodshot Bill

You can see a complete listing of all nominees and categories here:  The awards show will take place at Paramount Theater in Austin and hosted by the legendary Ray Benson!  Tickets are on sale now.

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