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Third annual Ameripolitan Music Awards

Dale Watson

Veteran Austin honky-tonker Dale Watson (above) grew so disgusted with the direction of mainstream country music that he set out to define a new genre of roots music with the term “Ameripolitan.” February 16, 2016 at Austin’s Paramount Theatre, the third annual Ameripolitan Music Awards celebrates the sounds of honky-tonk, Western swing, rockabilly, and outlaw with awards and performances, including by Charley Pride (a 2016 Master Award winner), James Hand, Kim Lenz, and Wayne Hancock. February 12-15, the event will showcase Ameripolitan bands at clubs around Austin, as well as performances at the State Theater of The Doyle and Debbie Show.

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