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Nominees

The Blues Foundation announces the nominations for its annual Blues Music Awards each year around December 15.  The 37th Blues Music Awards will be presented at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

To see past nominees and winners, use the Awards Search tab above.

The Blues Music Award categories are:

Acoustic Album

Acoustic Artist

Album

B.B. King Entertainer

Band

Best New Artist Album

Contemporary Blues Album

Contemporary Blues Female Artist

Contemporary Blues Male Artist

Historical

Instrumentalist-Bass

Instrumentalist-Drums

Instrumentalist-Guitar

Instrumentalist-Harmonica

Instrumentalist-Horn

Koko Taylor Award

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player

Rock Blues Album

Song

Soul Blues Album

Soul Blues Female Artist

Soul Blues Male Artist

Traditional Blues Album

Traditional Blues Male Artist

HitmanBluesBand

Hurricane Ruth
Biscuits and Blues
HitmanBluesBand

Blues Music Fan