Blues Music Award

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The Blues Music Awards are presented by the Blues Foundation, a non-profit organization set up to foster blues heritage. The awards, started in 1980, are according to Offbeat music magazine "universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded musicians and songwriters in blues music."[1]

The awards were formerly known as the W. C. Handy Awards (or "The Handys"), however, they were renamed in 2006 in an effort to increase public appreciation of the significance of the awards.[2]

The Awards had been presented annually in Memphis, Tennessee, where the Blues Foundation is located, although the 2008 award ceremony was held in Tunica, Mississippi.[3]

The 35th Blues Music Awards were held on May 8, 2014, at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis.[4]

Blues Music Awards 2014[edit]

2014 awards
Category Winner
Acoustic Album of the Year There's A Time, Doug MacLeod
Acoustic Artist of the Year Doug MacLeod
Album of the Year Remembering Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia and James Harman
B.B King Entertainer of the Year Buddy Guy
Band of the Year Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best New Artist Debut Daddy Told Me, Shawn Holt & the Teardrops
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year Badlands, Trampled Under Foot
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year Susan Tedeschi
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year Gary Clark, Jr.
DVD Songs From The Road, Royal Southern Brotherhood
Historical Album of the Year The Sun Blues Box, Various artists
Instrumentalist - Bass Danielle Schnebelen
Instrumentalist - Drums Cedric Burnside
Instrumentalist - Guitar Ronnie Earl
Instrumentalist - Harmonica Charlie Musselwhite
Instrumentalist - Horn Eddie Shaw
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Victor Wainwright
Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female) Diunna Greenleaf
Rock Blues Album of the Year Made Up Mind, Tedeschi Trucks Band
Song of the Year "Blues in My Soul", Lurrie Bell
Soul Blues Album of the Year Down in Louisiana, Bobby Rush
Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year Irma Thomas
Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year John Németh
Traditional Blues Album of the Year Remembering Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia and James Harman
Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year James Cotton

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Blues Music Awards 2011[edit]

2011 awards
Category Winner
Acoustic Album of the Year Last Train to Bluesville, The Nighthawks
Acoustic Artist of the Year John Hammond
Album of the Year Living Proof, Buddy Guy
B.B King Entertainer of the Year Buddy Guy
Band of the Year The Derek Trucks Band
Best New Artist Debut On the Floor, Matt Hill
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year Living Proof, Buddy Guy
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year Robin Rogers
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year Buddy Guy
DVD Ruf, Songs From The Road, Luther Allison
Historical Album of the Year Harmonica Blues, Bob Corritore and Friends
Instrumentalist - Bass Bob Stroger
Instrumentalist - Drums Cedric Burnside
Instrumentalist - Guitar Derek Trucks
Instrumentalist - Harmonica Charlie Musselwhite
Instrumentalist - Horn Eddie Shaw
Instrumentalist - Other Sonny Rhodes, Lap steel guitar
Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female) Ruthie Foster
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Dr. John
Rock Blues Album of the Year Live! In Chicago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bryan Lee and Buddy Flett
Song of the Year "Living Proof", (Tom Hambridge / Buddy Guy), Living Proof, Buddy Guy
Soul Blues Album of the Year Nothing's Impossible, Solomon Burke
Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year Irma Thomas
Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year Solomon Burke
Traditional Blues Album of the Year Joined At the Hip, Pinetop Perkins and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year Charlie Musselwhite

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Blues Awards Nominees Announced". Offbeat. December 10, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
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  4. ^ a b "2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees and Winners". Blues.about.com. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Blues Music Awards 2011 - A Delta Bohemian Perspective". Deltabohemian.com. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 

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