Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

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At a time when the Music City, Nashville, seems to have lost the sense of things with country becoming very pop or rock, Texans want to defend true country music according to the dictionary definition.

Wyndham Garden Hotel and Woodward Conference Center

Wyndham Garden Hotel and Woodward Conference Center

Same thing is for true rock’n’roll which disappeared, the “Honky Tonk” sound and “Western Swing” which is increasingly rare even in the U.S.! This week in the City of Austin, Texas is the place of the first edition of the Ameripolitan Music Awards in the prestigious Wyndham Garden Hotel and Woodward Conference Center. The purpose of this new event is to show the world what real country music is and to restore its true value.

By definition, country music is the harmony between musical creativity and stories – so,gs tell the stories. All songs must maintain traditional instrumentation.

For example, the “Honky Tonk”, must be dancing like a waltz, and that the words be varied, often with patriotic themes, but they speak of love and life. Ditto for the Western Swing , with lyrics mostly based on life, and of course, dancing, as has it has been with the group Asleep At The Wheel Group!

Asleep At The Wheel

Asleep At The Wheel

The Outlaw style is the archetype of the true country, rhythm and rock like that of the great Waylon Jennings his wife, Jessie Colter – and do not forget Willie Nelson. On rockabilly, dance can ensconce the tempos and the song lyrics are simple.

Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter

Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Rockabilly’s favorite subject, of course, is cars, but also dating. These were themes of the songs of legends: Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others! The ceremony will place (like all great evenings) with entertainment and prizes awarded to the best artists of Rockabilly or Country.

Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis

For this next concert a beautiful poster announces such excellent as the Dallas Moore Band, Dale Watson, Amber Digby, Wayne “The Train” Hancock and Lucky Tubb.

Dallas Moore Band

Dallas Moore Band



Dal Watson

Dal Watson

Amber Digby

Amber Digby

Lucky Tubb

Lucky Tubb

Wayne Hancock

Wayne Hancock

For Rockabilly, there’s pinup Kim Lenz, the famous Rosie Flores, and many others.

Kim Lenz

Kim Lenz

Rosie Flores

Rosie Flores

Trophies are awarded to artists in the form of a vintage microphone as in the 50s, which is a change from little Crystal Awards! Now that you know all about this first edition of the AMA for true Country music and Rockabilly, I invite you to discover the winners of the first list Ameripolitan Music Awards, Austin, Texas on the website http:// www.ameripolitanmusic.com/

The list of winners of the first edition of Ameripolitan Music Awards

Western Swing Female – Dawn Sears
Western Swing Group – Asleep At The Wheel
Western Swing Male – Ray Benson
Honky Tonk Group – Heybale
Honky Tonk Male – Wayne Hancock
Honky Tonk Female – Rosie Flores
Ralph Mooney Musician’s Award – Earl Poole Ball
Venue Award – The Broken Spoke
Festival Award – Muddy Roots
Rockabilly Band – Reverend Horton Heat
Rockabilly Female – Rosie Flores
Rockabilly Male – Big Sandy
DJ Award – Dallas Wayne
Outlaw Female – Elizabeth Cook
Outlaw Group – Whitey Morgan & The 78’s
Outlaw Male – Unknown Hinson
Master Award – Ray Price
Founder of the Sound – Johnny Bush
Founder of the Sound – WS Fluke Holland