2022 Ameripolitan Music Awards: Sierra Ferrell, Kaitlin Butts + More Earn Nominations
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
Honky Tonk Male
Garrett T Capps
Honky Tonk Group
Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts
Croy & The Boys
Scott H Biram
Vincent Neil Emerson
Dallas Moore Band
Jenny Don’t & The Spurs
The Rhyolite Sound
The Whitmore Sisters
Sean K Preston
The Phantom Shakers
Western Swing Female
Western Swing Male
A Jay Wade
Western Swing Group
The Southwest Biscuit Company
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
Kevin Martinez - COLONEL PACO CHAOS PACOBILLY HOUR
MARIVI YUBERO GARCIA - Marivipolitan
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.