Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan Awards Find Community Support in Memphis “It’s about the music. That’s what it’s solely about …”

by CARENA LIPTAK ~February 22, 2019 ~ TheBoot.com

Dale Watson founded the Ameripolitan Awards in 2014, in order to recognize artists whose music, according to the awards show’s website, “does not readily conform to the tastes of today’s ‘country’ or other music genres and organizations.” Each year, the show honors acts such as Asleep at the Wheel, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cody Jinks, Nikki Lane, and more musicians whose work is often bypassed by country radio and mainstream awards shows within the genre.