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THE QUEEN OF SOUL, THE COUNT, AND THE UNCROWNED QUEEN OF THE BLUES ARE AMONG THE MUSIC ROYALTY BEING WELCOMED INTO THE BLUES HALL OF FAME ON MAY 8

2019-03-01T15:20:26+00:00March 1st, 2019|

Pee Wee Crayton, Moe Asch, and Booker T. & the MG’s join Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, and Ida Cox in The Blues Foundation’s 40th Blues Hall of Fame induction class, which also honors historic [...]

The Blues Foundation’s 35th International Blues Challenge winners announced; more than 200 artists competed in Memphis Jan. 22-26.

2019-02-04T22:36:57+00:00February 4th, 2019|

THE BLUES FOUNDATION CROWNS MS. HY-C & FRESH START AS BEST BAND AND JON SHAIN AS BEST SOLO/DUO ACT AT THE 35th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE More than 200 acts performed in Memphis [...]

The Blues Foundation announces the recipients of 2019’s prestigious Keeping The Blues Alive Awards!

2018-11-13T22:15:18+00:00November 13th, 2018|

THE BLUES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE RECIPIENTS OF 2019’s PRESTIGIOUS “KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE” AWARDS The eleven honorees will be feted at the KBA Awards event to be held during the 35th International Blues Challenge taking place [...]

NEWS: THE BLUES HALL OF FAME WELCOMES ROEBUCK “POPS” STAPLES, SAM LAY, MAMIE SMITH, GEORGIA TOM DORSEY AND THE ACES AS ITS NEWEST MEMBERS ON MAY 9 AT THE BLUES FOUNDATION’S 39TH ANNUAL INDUCTION CEREMONY

2018-03-30T20:03:40+00:00March 5th, 2018|

Historic recordings by Ma Rainey, B.B. King, Joe Turner, Bo Diddley, Albert King, and Booker T. & the MG’s will also be recognized with Hall of Fame induction. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — [...]

BREAKING: 2018 Blues Music Award nominees announced: Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Keb’ Mo’, N. Mississippi Allstars among nominees.

2018-05-01T14:20:20+00:00January 9th, 2018|

TAJ MAHAL, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, ROBERT CRAY, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS, MAVIS STAPLES AND KEB’ MO’  NUMBER AMONG THE NOMINEES FOR THIS YEAR’S BLUES MUSIC AWARDS  Winners will be announced at the Blues Foundation’s [...]