Charlie is proud to have won the award for best Honky Tonk Male at the 2016 Ameripolitan Awards. He is the first European to win, and he hopes you'll discover more of the great traditional country and rockabilly music coming from Europe.

 

Dale Watson's Ameripolitan movement is about taking back the roots of country music, giving it a new home and the respect it deserves; Charlie is honoured to be a part of it. Read about the Ameripolitan movement on the official website, or this article from the Austin Chronical on last year's awards

 

This year he is in Austin, TX to pass on the torch to other outstanding Honky Tonk musicians. The nominees for 2017 Honky Tonk male are:

Jake Penrod

Jason James

Luke Bell

Artie Rodriguez

Josh Headley

 

Other Ameripolitan nominiees and musicians Charlie thinks you should have a listen to are: 

Brennan Leigh

The Country Side of Harmonica Sam

Joel Patterson

Rockin' Bonnie

The Cactus Blossoms

Ags Connonlly

And so many other talented folks...

 

Awards were 16th of February in Austin, Texas.

 

 

Thanks to Jennifer Ramos Photography and the Austin Chronical for these photos from last year's awards show:

 

 

 

 

Jennifer M. Ramos, Photographer: 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards &emdash;

 

Jennifer M. Ramos, Photographer: 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards &emdash;