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BREAKING: Blues Music Awards winners announced in virtual ceremony; Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is the big winner with five awards

BLUES MUSIC AWARDS 2020 WINNERS  ANNOUNCED IN VIRTUAL CEREMONY Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is the big winner with five awards, with multiple honors to Nick Moss and Sugaray Rayford. Presenters [...]

May 3rd, 2020|

BREAKING: International Blues Challenge winners announced: The Horojo Trio and Hector Anchodo emerge with multiple victories in annual Memphis competition

THE HOROJO TRIO AND HECTOR ANCHONDO COME AWAY WITH MULTIPLE VICTORIES AT THE 36th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE More than 800 musicians from around the globe gathered in Memphis January 28-February [...]

February 3rd, 2020|

NEWS: Blues world convenes in Memphis Jan. 28-Feb. 1 for The Blues Foundation’s 36th Annual Int’l Blues Challenge

THE BLUES WORLD CONVENES IN MEMPHIS JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 1, 2020 FOR THE BLUES FOUNDATION’S 36TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Rush, Blues Music Award winners Shemekia [...]

January 16th, 2020|

BREAKING: 41st Annual Blues Music Awards Nominees Announced; Winners to be Revealed on May 7 at Memphis Gala Ceremony

TOP NOMINEES RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS, CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM, BILLY BRANCH, SUGARAY RAYFORD, AND THE CASH BOX KINGS HOPE TO REIGN AT THE  41st ANNUAL BLUES MUSIC AWARDS The winners will be revealed [...]

January 6th, 2020|

NEWS: The Blues Foundation names Blues Hall of Fame 2020 inductees: Bettye LaVette, Syl Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Eddie Boyd, George Smith, Billy Branch, Ralph Peer, and more!

BETTYE LAVETTE, SYL JOHNSON, VICTORIA SPIVEY, EDDIE BOYD, GEORGE “HARMONICA” SMITH, BILLY BRANCH,  AND RALPH PEER WILL BE CELEBRATED AS NEW BLUES HALL OF FAMERS ON MAY 6, 2020 Landmark recordings by B.B. King, Ruth [...]

December 9th, 2019|

NEWS: Blues Music Awards Week schedule announced, kicking off May 8th in Memphis. BMA Awards Ceremony, Blues Hall of Fame Induction gala and more!

BLUES MUSIC’S PAST AND PRESENT GREATS WILL BE CELEBRATED  DURING BLUES MUSIC AWARDS WEEK, KICKING OFF MAY 8 IN MEMPHIS  The BMA Awards Ceremony and Blues Hall of Fame Induction Gala highlight the Blues [...]

April 18th, 2019|

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

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 [...]

March 1st, 2019|
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