Austin, Texas honky tonk institution Dale Watson is bringing his 5th Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards to Memphis. The ceremony will be held February 13th at the new Guest House at Graceland and features awards for categories like Outlaw, Honky Tonk, and Rockabilly. Austin Music Source has Dale’s explanation for the move:
“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,” Watson said in a statement. “And for the fifth year, moving to Memphis, the epicenter of roots music, seemed like a natural progression.”
Dale also recently purchased a home in Memphis near Graceland, which he plans to run as a 50’s styled bed and breakfast – complete with a period-correct recording studio – when he is away on tour or in Austin. The Commercial-Appeal has the full story. You can purchase your tickets to the Ameripolitan Music Awards here, or follow @Ameripolitan on Instagram for a chance to win a VIP package. Welcome to Memphis, Dale and Celine!