Rather than rambling about the city’s vast music history, I’ll focus on a couple of recent projects. The Ameripolitan Awards will be held February 13th, 2018. This is the first time for the event to be held outside of Austin.
I try not to include older “lost recordings” on my “new country showcase” lists, but a few of these are worth mentioning here on the site. One such project is the recently-released Stax Country album. These are little-known 1970s country recordings at a Memphis studio famous for other styles. See Stax Museum of American Soul Music for more of the studio’s history. Here’s the Stax Country YouTube link. Enjoy this little slice of history !