The 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards will take place at Austin’s historic Paramount Theatre tonight, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 8 p.m., and will be co-hosted by Austin’s hottest new duo Dale & Ray, Ray Benson and Dale Watson.

“We are cramming more music into less time, which means more meat on the bone entertainment-wise. Alongside some past performers and new nominees slated to perform, Keeper of the Key Award recipient Junior Brown will be in attendance and perform. This will be a natural progression and upward motivational show that will keep Ameripolitan Music as a genre growing and talked about for years to come,” states Dale Watson.

Junior Brown, Johnny Bush, Leona Williams, Bonnie Montgomery, Jake Penrod, Carolyn Martin, Marti Brom, Jessie Dayton, Rosie Flores, James Intveld, Jason Roberts, Charlie Thompson, Lance Lipinksy, Wayne Hancock, Ray Benson, Dale Watson and other special guests will be performing.