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Ameripolitan Awards Ceremony

Event info
Date: February 27, 2020
Time: 12:00 am
Website: https://www.ameripolitan.com/
The Awards will honor Duane Eddy for an Ameripolitan Master Award. Born in 1938, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and GRAMMY Award-winner Eddy is “vastly influential,” according to All Music Guide, which continues, “he may also have been the man most responsible for popularizing the electric rock guitar.” Best known for the song “Rebel Rouser,” his career spanned numerous appearances on the Dick Clark Show, acting in a number of western films and the TV series Have Gun—Will Travel, and producing an album for Waylon Jennings. Gretsch Guitars has produced the G612TB-DE Duane Eddy Signature 6-String Bass.
Rockabilly Hall of Famer J.M. “Jimmy” Van Eaton will receive the Founder of the Sound Award. Born in 1937 in Memphis, TN, he has recorded with Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Billy Riley, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, Charlie Feathers, but mostly notably iconic Jerry Lee Lewis sides “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” and “Great Balls of Fire.” In recent years, he appeared at the Ponderosa Stomp Festival. Of Van Eaton, Levon Helm wrote, “It sounded so good, it made me want to start playing drums.”
Of Dale Watson, Willie Nelson said, “I’m one of Dale’s biggest fans.” The Compass Records artist and honky-tonk legend has carried the torch for pure country music, He has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Austin City Limits and The Sun Sessions (PBS); sat in with the indie rock band Spoon in Los Angeles, CA; and won an Independent Music Award. No Depression said, “His objective importance lies in his priceless role as devoted counter to insipid pop-country.” Watson’s first album ‘Cheatin’ Heart Attack’ came out in 1995 and has released thirty-five albums in total.
Ameripolitan Award nominees, 2020:
Honky Tonk Male:
Zephaniah OHora
Charley Crockett
Pat Reedy
Johnny Falstaff
Honky Tonk Female:
Jaime Wyatt
Sarah Gayle Meech
Kathryn Legendre
Sarah Vista
Honky Tonk Group:
The Country Side of Harmonica Sam
Western Centuries
The Shootouts
Casey James Prestwood Band
Rockabilly Male:
Bloodshot Bill
Eddie Clendening
Jittery Jack
Shaun Young
Rockabilly Female:
Laura Palmer
Amber Foxx
Ruby Ann
Linda Gail Lewis
Rockabilly Group:
Modern Don Juans
Bebo & The Good Time Boys
Mark Gamsjager and the The Lustre Kings
Trix O Treat Band
Western Swing Male:
Ranger Doug
Kyle Eldridge
Keenan Wade (Farmer & Adele)
Dave Stuckey
Western Swing Female:
Georgia Parker
Cheryl Deserée
Wendy Newcomer
Katie Shore
Western Swing Group:
The Farmer and Adele
The Urban Pioneers
Bill and the Belles
50 Shades of Hay
American Legion Post 82 – Nashville
Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY
Luckenbach, TX
Skinny Dennis – Brooklyn, NY
Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge – Nashville
Duke’s Indy – Indianapolis, IN
Joel Patterson
Rose Sinclair
Sean Mencher
Amy Griffin
Bobby Trimble
Becky Hinson
Mike Bernal
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
High Rockabilly- Spain
Western Swingout Weekender -Tehachapi, California
SYMCO Weekender – Symco, Wisconsin
Kevin Martinez
Celia Villagran
Don Sticksel
Marivi Yubero García
Jimi Palacios
Eddie White