Ameripolitan by @TheMemphisKid - Jonathan Thomason

Ameripolitan Music Awards Will Rock the House at The Guest House at Graceland
February 21-24, 2020

 

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Each year, the Ameripolitan Music Awards celebrates the best of western swing, outlaw country, honky-tonk and rockabilly music. And for the fourth year in a row, the industry event returns to the Guest House at Graceland. With more than 22,000 square feet of meeting and event space and just next door to Graceland mansion, The Guest House at Graceland, is the ideal destination for top-notch celebrations. The AAA Four Diamond 450-room resort, a reflection of Elvis’ personal style, with designs inspired by Graceland Mansion, offers 20 stylish, specialty-themed suites, two restaurants, two bars, a swimming pool, fitness center and more.

The Ameripolitan festivities kick off on February 21 with four full days of parties, music and events held at a variety of venues in Memphis. The Ameripolitan Awards show, set for February 24, 2020 at the Guest House Theater a state-of-the-art space with a stage and sound booth that seats 464 people, will be hosted by Ameripolitan founder Dale Watson. The awards show is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at https://www.ameripolitan.com/.

Duane Eddy and J.M. Van Eaton at Ameripolitan Awards 2020

The Ameripolitan Music Awards celebrates artists “whose music honors tradition while demonstrating exceptional originality, creativity, and musicianship.” Held at The Guest House at Graceland since 2017, The 7th Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards recognize the best in Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, and Western Swing. As part of the evening’s festivities, Duane Eddy, a prolific American guitarist who has sold over 12 million records and is a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame inductee will receive the Master Award and J.M. Van Eaton, one of the top rock ‘n’ roll drummers in the 1950s will receive the Founder of the Sound Award.

Ways to enjoy the music even before the awards show:
Catch your favorite Ameripolitan bands at these venues all across the U.S.A.
Listen to Ameripolitan music on these radio stations.
Purchase tickets to Ameripolitan Weekend Awards Show.

Find the 2019 winners online and support their music:
Honky Tonk Female: Whitney Rose
Honky Tonk Male: Jesse Daniel
Honky Tonk Group: Two Tons of Steel
Outlaw Female: Summer Dean
Outlaw Male: Ray Wylie Hubbard
Outlaw Group: Mike and the Moonpies
Western Swing Female: Grace Adele (of Farmer and Adele)
Western Swing Male: Justin Trevino
Western Swing Group: Big Cedar Fever
Rockabilly Female: Tammi Savoy
Rockabilly Male: Jimmy Dale (Richardson)
Rockabilly Group – The Delta Bombers
Keeper of the Key Awards- Larry Collins
Ralph Mooney Musician of the Year – Deke Dickerson
Venue of the Year – Robert’s Western World
Festival of the Year – Rockin’ Race – Malaga, Spain
DJ of the Year – Woody Adkins KOPN, Columbia, Missouri

We hope to see you at The Guest House at Graceland for this fabulous event.
Spread the word about Ameripolitan music!

 

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Featured photo by Jonathan Thomason.