Blues Music Award

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The Blues Music Awards are presented by the Blues Foundation, an organization to promote the blues music. The Blues Foundation started the awards in 1980 under the name W. C. Handy Awards. In 2006 they were renamed Blues Music Awards. The Blues Music Award is one of the highest honors a blues musician can get in the USA.

Like the Grammys the Blues Music Award is given in different categories. The nominees are chosen by a group of people who are connected with Blues music.

Blues Music Award 2009Edit

Acoustic Album of the YearEdit

Eden Brent - Mississippi Number One

Acoustic Artist of the YearEdit

Eden Brent

Album of the YearEdit

Buddy Guy - Skin Deep

B.B. King Entertainer of the YearEdit

Janiva Magness

Band of the YearEdit

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials

Best New Artist DebutEdit

Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm - 2 Man Wrecking Crew

Contemporary Blues Album of the YearEdit

Buddy Guy - Skin Deep

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the YearEdit

Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the YearEdit

Buddy Guy

DVDEdit

Broke & Hungry Records, Cathead Blues & Mudpuppy Recordings - M For Mississippi: A Road Trip Through The Birthplace of the Blues

Historical Album of the YearEdit

Eagle Records - Albert Collins Live At Montreux 1992

Instrumentalist-BassEdit

Mookie Brill

Instrumentalist-DrumsEdit

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

Instrumentalist-GuitarEdit

Sonny Landreth

Instrumentalist-HarmonicaEdit

Billy Gibson

Instrumentalist-HornEdit

Deanna Bogart

Instrumentalist-OtherEdit

Otis Taylor - Banjo

Pinetop Perkins Piano PlayerEdit

Marcia Ball

Rock Blues Album of the YearEdit

Jeff Healey - Mess of Blues

Song of the YearEdit

Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow (Kenny Neal)

Soul Blues Album of the YearEdit

Irma Thomas - Simply Grand

Soul Blues Female Artist of the YearEdit

Etta James

Soul Blues Male Artist of the YearEdit

Bobby Rush

Traditional Blues Album of the YearEdit

B. B. King - One Kind Favor

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the YearEdit

Koko Taylor

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the YearEdit

B.B. King

Blues Music Award 2010Edit

Acoustic Album of the YearEdit

Acoustic Artist of the YearEdit

Album of the YearEdit

B.B. King Entertainer of the YearEdit

Band of the YearEdit

  • Tommy Castro Band

Best New Artist DebutEdit

  • Monkey Junk, Tiger in your Tank

Contemporary Blues Album of the YearEdit

  • Tommy Castro, Hard Believer

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the YearEdit

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the YearEdit

  • Tommy Castro

DVDEdit

  • Delmark Records, It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues, Live at Buddy Guy's Legends

Historical Album of the YearEdit

Instrumentalist-BassEdit

  • Bob Stroger

Instrumentalist-DrumsEdit

  • Cedric Burnside

Instrumentalist-GuitarEdit

Instrumentalist-HarmonicaEdit

Instrumentalist-HornEdit

  • Deanna Bogart

Instrumentalist-OtherEdit

Pinetop Perkins Piano PlayerEdit

Rock Blues Album of the YearEdit

Song of the YearEdit

  • Cyril Neville & Mike Zito, 'Pearl River' (Pearl River—Mike Zito)

Soul Blues Album of the YearEdit

Soul Blues Female Artist of the YearEdit

Soul Blues Male Artist of the YearEdit

Traditional Blues Album of the YearEdit

  • Super Chikan, Chikadelic

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the YearEdit

  • Debbie Davies

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the YearEdit

Blues Music Awards 2011Edit

Acoustic Album of the YearEdit

  • Last Train to Bluesville, The Nighthawks

Acoustic Artist of the YearEdit

  • John Hammond

Album of the YearEdit

  • Living Proof, Buddy Guy

B.B King Entertainer of the YearEdit

  • Buddy Guy

Band of the YearEdit

  • The Derek Trucks Band

Best New Artist DebutEdit

  • Matt Hill, On the Floor

Contemporary Blues Album of the YearEdit

  • Living Proof, Buddy Guy

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the YearEdit

  • Robin Rogers

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the YearEdit

  • Buddy Guy

DVDEdit

  • Ruf, Songs From The Road, Luther Allison

Historical Album of the YearEdit

  • Delta Groove, Harmonica Blues, Bob Corritore & Friends (Koko, Pinetop, Nappy Brown, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, et al.)

Instrumentalist-BassEdit

  • Bob Stroger

Instrumentalist-DrumsEdit

  • Cedric Burnside

Instrumentalist-GuitarEdit

  • Derek Trucks

Instrumentalist-HarmonicaEdit

  • Charlie Musselwhite

Instrumentalist-HornEdit

  • Eddie Shaw

Instrumentalist-OtherEdit

  • Sonny Rhodes, Lap Steel Guitar

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)Edit

  • Ruthie Foster

Pinetop Perkins Piano PlayerEdit

  • Dr. John

Rock Blues Album of the YearEdit

  • Live! In Chicago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bryan Lee and Buddy Flett

Song of the YearEdit

  • Living Proof, Tom Hambridge/Buddy Guy, Living Proof, Buddy Guy

Soul Blues Album of the YearEdit

  • Nothing's Impossible, Solomon Burke

Soul Blues Female Artist of the YearEdit

  • Irma Thomas

Soul Blues Male Artist of the YearEdit

  • Solomon Burke

Traditional Blues Album of the YearEdit

  • Joined At the Hip, Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the YearEdit

  • Charlie Musselwhite

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