2022 Ameripolitan Music Awards Nominations – See Full List

The Ameripolitan Music Awards are set to return to Memphis after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2021 festivities.

This year’s list of nominees includes Sierra Ferrell, fresh off her Emerging Act of the Year win at the 2022 Americana Music Awards & Honors. Ferrell is one of four cast members of 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 hold the ceremony in different cities and how he felt Memphis’ deep history and connection to music made it the perfect new location for the event.

The 2022 Ameripolitan Music Awards will take place on February 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 surrounding weekend. For tickets and additional information, Click here.

List of 2022 Ameripolitan Music Awards nominees

Honky Tonk Woman

Hannah Juanita
Catherine Legendre
Kristina Murray
summer dean

Honky Tonk Man

Dallas Terrier
Garrett T Caps
Jeremy Pinnell
Timbo

Honky Tonk Group

Cory Grinder and the Playboy Scouts
Croy and the boys
The shootings
The Waymores

Outlaw Woman

Brit Taylor
Emilie Nenni
Kaitlin’s Butts
Rachel Brooke

outlaw man

coleman williams
Scott H. Biram
Vincent Neil Emerson
Willi Carlisle

outlaw group

Dallas Moore Band
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
Rhyolite sound
The Whitmore sisters

Women’s Rockabilly

Amy Griffon
Jane Rose
Mozzy Dee
Saudi Young

Rockabilly Man

Eddie Clendening
Mitch Polzak
Nick Roulette
Sean K.Preston

Rockabilly Group

The Hi-Jivers
Ichi Bons
The Shaker Ghosts
Televisions

Women’s Western Swing

Brennen Leigh
caroline sills
Melissa Carper
Sierra Ferrel

Western Swing Male

A Jay Wade
Kyle Eldridge
Sage Guyton
wild ear

Western Swing Band

The South West Biscuit Factory
sad dad
West Texas
Western Swing Authority
The lucky stars

Musician of the Year

Daniel Mason – Banjo
Katie Shore – Violin
Kullen Fox – Trumpet + Piano
Mike Bernal – Drums
T. Jarrod Bonta – Piano

DJ of the year

Celia Villagran – Texas Hellkitten Radio
Jimi Palacios – Countries Of The World
Kevin Martinez – COLONEL PACO CHAOS PACOBILLY HOUR
MARIVI YUBERO GARCIA – Marivipolitan
Del Villarreal Go Kat, GO! The Rock-A-Billy Show!

place of the year

Knuckleheads, Kansas City, Mo.
Rattlesnake Saloon – Munich, Germany
Land of the Roosters – Mesa, Az.
Southgate House revival – Newport, Ky.
Mugwort, Austin Texas

party of the year

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance – Taos, NM
Western Swing Out – Tehachapi, California
Vintage Couple’s Party – Dubuque, Iowa
Zoofest – Lincoln, Neb.

7 Songs You Didn’t Know Glen Campbell Was 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 because of his crossover hits and, most importantly, because of his work as a live band musician. session. Whether fans know it or not, Campbell left his mark on a myriad of songs in the 1960s, before and into his solo career.
When Campbell moved to Los Angeles in 1960, he got a job as a writer and singer/demo player for a publishing company; which led to working as a session musician. Campbell became a member of the Wrecking Crew, an in-demand group of session musicians who have worked on songs for everyone from Sonny & Cher to Frank Sinatra. They were producer Phil Spector’s band of choice, but were sometimes uncredited players; the late Leon Russell was also a member.

Browse the photo gallery below to learn more about Campbell’s work as a session musician — specifically, about seven hit songs that fans might not know include his playing: