The Ameripolitan Music Awards are set to return to Memphis after COVID-19 forced festivities to be cancelled in 2021.

This year's list of nominees includes Sierra Ferrell, fresh off of her Emerging Act of the Year win at the 2022 Americana Music Awards & Honors. Ferrell is one of four acts up for Western Swing Female, alongside Brennen Leigh, Carolyn Sills and Melissa Carper. A full list of categories and nominees is listed below.

The Ameripolitan Music Awards were first established in 2014 by Dale Watson and held in his hometown of Austin, Texas until 2018. In a 2019 interview with The Boot, Watson explained his intentions to host the ceremony in different cities, and how he felt that Memphis' deep history and connection with music made it the perfect new location for the event.

The 2022 Ameripolitan Music Awards will take place on Feb. 17, 2022 at the Guesthouse at Graceland in Memphis. In addition to the show itself, a number of performances and festivities will take place over the course of the surrounding weekend. For tickets and additional information, click here.

2022 Ameripolitan Music Awards Nominees List

Honky Tonk Female

Hannah Juanita
Kathryn Legendre
Kristina Murray
Summer Dean

Honky Tonk Male

Dallas Burrow
Garrett T Capps
Jeremy Pinnell

Honky Tonk Group

Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts
Croy & The Boys
The Shootouts
The Waymores

Outlaw Female

Brit Taylor
Emily Nenni
Kaitlin Butts
Rachel Brooke

Outlaw Male

Coleman Williams
Scott H Biram
Vincent Neil Emerson
Willi Carlisle

Outlaw Group

Dallas Moore Band
Jenny Don’t & The Spurs
The Rhyolite Sound
The Whitmore Sisters

Rockabilly Female

Amy Griffin
Jane Rose
Mozzy Dee
Saudia Young

Rockabilly Male

Eddie Clendening
Mitch Polzak
Nic Roulette
Sean K Preston

Rockabilly Group

The Hi-Jivers
The Phantom Shakers

Western Swing Female

Brennen Leigh
Carolyn Sills
Melissa Carper
Sierra Ferrell

Western Swing Male

A Jay Wade
Kyle Eldridge
Sage Guyton
Wild Earp

Western Swing Group

The Southwest Biscuit Company
Sad Daddy
West Of Texas
Western Swing Authority
The Lucky Stars

Musician of the Year

Daniel Mason - Banjo
Katie Shore - Fiddle
Kullen Fox - Trumpet + Piano
Mike Bernal - Drums
T Jarrod Bonta - Piano

DJ of the Year

Celia Villagran - Texas Hellkitten Radio
Jimi Palacios - Country Du Monde
Del Villarreal Go Kat, GO! The Rock-A-Billy Show!

Venue of the Year

Knuckleheads, Kansas City, Mo.
Rattlesnake Saloon - Munich, Germany
Roosters Country - Mesa, Az.
The Southgate House Revival - Newport, Ky.
Sagebrush, Austin Texas

Festival of the Year

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance - Taos, N.M.
Western Swing Out - Tehachapi, Calif.
Vintage Torque Fest - Dubuque, Iowa
Zoofest - Lincoln, Neb.

7 Songs You Didn't Know Glen Campbell Played On

Glen Campbell's name is legendary in country music thanks to his iconic hit songs, but he's also a major figure in music as a whole due to his crossover hits and, especially, because of his work as a session musician. Whether fans know it or not, Campbell left his mark on myriad songs in the 1960s, before and as he was starting his solo career.

When Campbell moved to Los Angeles in 1960, he got a job as a writer and demo singer / player for a publishing company; that led to work as a session musician. Campbell became part of the Wrecking Crew, an in-demand group of session players who worked on songs for everyone from Sonny & Cher to Frank Sinatra. They were producer Phil Spector's go-to house band, but were sometimes uncredited players; the late Leon Russell was also a member.
Flip through the photo gallery below to learn more about Campbell's work as a session musician -- specifically, about seven hit songs that, fans may not know, include his playing:

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