This week the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards nominees were announced. Voting for the award show will take place on the completely free Ameripolitan app from Dec. 18, 2016 until Jan. 8, 2017.

Ameripolitan music’s biggest night returns to Austin’s Paramount Theatre Wednesday, February 15th 2017. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with Awards Ceremony at 8 p.m.

The nominees are below:

HONKY TONK MALE
Jake Penrod
Artie Rodriguez
Luke Bell
Jason James
Joshua Hedley

HONKY TONK FEMALE
Lorraine Chavana
Brennen Leigh
Vanessa Niemann
Leona Williams
Karen Jonas

HONKY TONK GROUP
Country Side of Harmonica Sam
Gary P Nunn and The Bunkhouse Band
Jake Hooker & The Outsiders
The Cactus Blossoms
The Malpass Brothers

ROCKABILLY MALE
Marcel Riesco
Adam Lopez
Bloodshot Bill
Babe Miller
Lance Lipinsky

ROCKABILLY FEMALE
Lara Hope
Bailey Dee
Rockin Bonnie
Fia Sco
Cherry Divine

ROCKABILLY GROUP
The Silvershakers
The Doel Brothers
Jittery Jack
Don Diego Trio
Nathan Belt and the Buckles

WESTERN SWING MALE
Billy Mata
Jake Hooker
Pokey LaFarge
Dave Alexander
Jody Nix

WESTERN SWING FEMALE
Stacey Lee Guse
Carolyn Sills
Kristyn Harris
Mikki Daniel
Wendy Newcomer

WESTERN SWING GROUP
Carolyn Sills Combo
Western Flyers
50 shades of Hay
Western Swing Authority
Shoot Low Sheriff

OUTLAW MALE
Dusty Rust
Hank III
AJ Hobbs
Cash O’riley
Scott Biram

OUTLAW FEMALE
Jenny Don’t
Tommy Ash
Darci Carlson
Sissy Brown
Emily Nenni

OUTLAW GROUP
Dallas Moore Band
Barnyard Stompers
Ponderosa Aces
Miss Lonely Hearts
Tony Martinez

AMERIPOLITAN DJ
Jimi Palacios
Julea Thomerson
James Riley
Woody Adkins
Chuck Ramsey
Marivi Yubero
Eddie White
Tim Benton
Ann Harwood Lucas
Don Sticksel

AMERIPOLITAN VENUE
Rock’N’ Bowl, New Orleans LA
Don the Beachcomber, Huntington Beach CA
Nashville Palace, Nashville TN
Lil Reds longhorn Saloon, Fort Worth TX
American Legion Post 82, Nashville TN
Sportsman Tavern, Buffalo NY
Skinny Dennis, Brooklyn NY
Four corners Music Hall, Germany
Lee’s Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis MN
Zoo Bar, Lincoln NE

FESTIVAL
Nashville Boogie
New England shakeup
Best little cowboy gathering
Screamin’ Festival Spain
West Port Roots Festival

MUSICIAN
Mike Bernal
Clyde Mattocks
Joel Patterson
Chris Scruggs
Chris Casello
Ashley Kingman
Brett Resnick
Earl Poole Ball
Rose Sinclair
T Jarrod Bonta