AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 5th Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards moves to Memphis, Tennessee, and the home of Elvis, to The Guest House at Graceland on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at 8 p.m. Ameripolitan Music Showcases will kick off the celebration's beginning, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Nominations will open to the general public on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.
"The 2018 awards show will mark a new milestone for the genre," says renowned musician Dale Watson. "Austin has been great to us, but when we first started the awards, the dream was to bring the Ameripolitan Music Awards to different host cities. And for the fifth year, moving to Memphis, the epicenter of roots music, seemed like a natural progression. Every year we strive to take the Ameripolitan Music Awards to a new level, and moving to Graceland seemed like the perfect fit."
Dale Watson coined the term "Ameripolitan" to describe his own brand of original roots music — when moved by remarks made by Ray Price in defense of his style of traditional music. Seizing the moment, Watson embarked on the ambitious goal of organizing an Ameripolitan Music Awards show.
Jerry Phillips' welcomed the Ameripolitan Music Awards with the message, "As my father Sam Phillips said many times...'For God's sake, let's don't become conformists'...Ameripolitan is a tie to the past and a door to the future...Welcome to Memphis."
Nominations are open for all categories beginning Friday, Sept. 1 and will conclude on Friday, Sept. 22. Please send an email to [email protected] to submit your nomination. ONE NOMINATION PER PERSON. For official nomination and voting rules, information on categories, updates and breaking news, please visit Ameripolitan.com as well as the Ameripolitan Awards social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Doors open at 7 p.m. / Awards Ceremony at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Guest House at Graceland / 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd / Memphis, TN 38116
TICKETS: On-sale Tuesday, Aug. 15 and will be available at gofundme.com
About Ameripolitan Music Awards: Under the leadership of Texas Honky Tonk legend, Dale Watson, the Ameripolitan Music Awards was created to acknowledge the exceptional creativity and dedication of roots artists whose work does not readily conform to the tastes of today's "Country," or other music genres and organizations. Ameripolitan Award Productions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which produces the Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards show, was founded to benefit and acknowledge these artists. It also provides fans with a means of finding these artists and their music.
Nicole Shiro | 512.740.6665 | [email protected]
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SOURCE Ameripolitan Music Awards