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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.

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Blues Music Award 2009

Acoustic Album of the Year

Eden Brent - Mississippi Number One

Acoustic Artist of the Year

Eden Brent

Album of the Year

Buddy Guy - Skin Deep

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year

Janiva Magness

Band of the Year

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials

Best New Artist Debut

Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm - 2 Man Wrecking Crew

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year

Buddy Guy - Skin Deep

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year

Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year

Buddy Guy

DVD

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

Historical Album of the Year

Eagle Records - Albert Collins Live At Montreux 1992

Instrumentalist-Bass

Mookie Brill

Instrumentalist-Drums

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

Instrumentalist-Guitar

Sonny Landreth

Instrumentalist-Harmonica

Billy Gibson

Instrumentalist-Horn

Deanna Bogart

Instrumentalist-Other

Otis Taylor - Banjo

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player

Marcia Ball

Rock Blues Album of the Year

Jeff Healey - Mess of Blues

Song of the Year

Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow (Kenny Neal)

Soul Blues Album of the Year

Irma Thomas - Simply Grand

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year

Etta James

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year

Bobby Rush

Traditional Blues Album of the Year

B. B. King - One Kind Favor

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year

Koko Taylor

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year

B.B. King

Blues Music Award 2010

Acoustic Album of the Year

  • David Maxwell & Louisiana Red, You Got to Move

Acoustic Artist of the Year

  • Louisiana Red

Album of the Year

  • Joe Louis Walker, Between a Rock and the Blues

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year

  • Tommy Castro

Band of the Year

  • Tommy Castro Band

Best New Artist Debut

  • Monkey Junk, Tiger in your Tank

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year

  • Tommy Castro, Hard Believer

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year

  • Ruthie Foster

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year

  • Tommy Castro

DVD

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

Historical Album of the Year

Instrumentalist-Bass

  • Bob Stroger

Instrumentalist-Drums

  • Cedric Burnside

Instrumentalist-Guitar

  • Derek Trucks

Instrumentalist-Harmonica

  • Jason Ricci

Instrumentalist-Horn

  • Deanna Bogart

Instrumentalist-Other

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player

  • Eden Brent

Rock Blues Album of the Year

  • Derek Trucks Band, Already Free

Song of the Year

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

Soul Blues Album of the Year

  • Johnny Rawls, Ace Of Spades

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year

  • Irma Thomas

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year

  • Curtis Salgado

Traditional Blues Album of the Year

  • Super Chikan, Chikadelic

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year

  • Debbie Davies

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year

  • Duke Robillard

Blues Music Awards 2011

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

  • Matt Hill, On the Floor

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

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

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 & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year

  • Charlie Musselwhite

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