Hey friends, Nominations are now being taken for the 2020 Ameripolitan Music Awards! Please take a coupla seconds to fill in the form on their site: https://www.ameripolitan.com You'll need to fill each line, but you dont have to fill in all three choices in that line (male, female, group). You can enter just one. Here are some suggestions to cut and paste into the blanks under the categories. Should just take a second.
As Chicagos Country-est Mofo I am hoping youll consider me for these *three categories:
*Honky Tonk- David Quinn, Tommy Ash, The Lawrence Peters Outfit
Rockabilly- Linda Gail Lewis
Western Swing- Pearls Mahone, Bill and the Belles
Ameripolitan Venue- Montrose Saloon
*Ameripolitan Festival- A Day In The Country (just hit twelve years of my annual love letter to Chicago's great country music scene, plus killer folks from outta town)
Ameripolitan Musician- Joel Paterson
*Ameripolitan DJ- Lawrence Peters: Country, My Way (spinning the goodest kinds of country music, classic and new, every week from 4 to 6pm CST on Lumpen Radio)
Thanks! Please spread the word.
Lawrence Peters is a country singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader, DJ, and Americas preeminent electric washboard player, with a music career spanning thirty-plus years. He is best known for his involvement in the watershed Songs: Ohia/ Magnolia Electric Company album, singing lead on the track "The Old Black Hen. He was a key player in the Lawrence, Kansas music scene before moving to Chicago in 1992. Since then, he has recorded and performed with dozens of bands, including current projects The Lawrence Peters Outfit (two-time winner of the Chicago Music Award for Best Country And Western Entertainer, and 2019 and 2018 Ameripolitan Award nominee for Best Honky Tonk Group), The Golden Horse Ranch Band, and future funk group, The Velcro Lewis Group. He is an enthusiastic collector and curator of country records, many of which he spins on his radio show "Country, My Way", on Chicago's WLPN 105.5 FM, every Wednesday from 4 to 6pm, and at The Sportsman's Club, the first Wednesday of every month.