Ameripolitan Music Awards Crown 2016 Winners
Congratulations are in order for the 2016 winners of the Ameripolitan Music Awards. The third annual ceremony took place on Tuesday (Feb. 18) in Austin, Texas.
Ray Benson hosted the awards show, which took place at Austin's Paramount Theatre and honors the best in Western swing, honky-tonk, rockabilly and outlaw music. Ameripolitan music is a term coined and championed by Dale Watson that describes music that "honors tradition while demonstrating exceptional originality, creativity and musicianship."
A complete list of winners in the male, female and group categories for each sub-genre, as well as venue, musician, DJ and festival winners, is below. In addition to these honorees, Wanda Jackson and the late Red Simpson earned Founder of the Sound awards, while Charley Pride received the Master Award.
More information about the night can be found on the Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards' official website.
2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards Winners
Honky-Tonk Female: Margo Price
Honky-Tonk Male: Charlie Thompson
Honky-Tonk Group: Jeff Woolsey & Dancehall Kings
Rockabilly Female: Marti Brom
Rockabilly Male: Wayne Hancock
Rockabilly Group: Bellfuries (accepted by Taylor Norwood and Sean Crooks)
Western Swing Female: Carolyn Martin
Western Swing Male: Jason Roberts
Western Swing Group: Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition
Outlaw Female: Bonnie Montgomery
Outlaw Male: Whitey Morgan
Outlaw Group: Jason Boland & the Stragglers
Ameripolitan Venue: White Horse (Austin, Texas)
Ameripolitan Musician: Jason Roberts
Ameripolitan DJ: Ted Branson
Ameripolitan Festival: San Angelo Cowboy Gathering