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BMI Congratulates its Blues Hall of Fame Inductees and 2017 Award Winners

Posted in News on May 22, 2017

BMI is proud to congratulate the BMI songwriters who were inducted into the renowned Blues Hall of Fame this year, as well as those who took home awards at the 38th Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Both events were dominated by BMI affiliates and included these esteemed members:

Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

Henry Gray
Mavis Staples
Magic Slim
Johnny Copeland
Latimore
Song: “Bo Diddley”
Song: “Preachin’ the Blues”
Song: “I Ain’t Superstitious”
Song: “I’ll Play the Blues for You”
Song: “Hi-Heel Sneakers”
Album: The Real Folks Blues

38th Blues Music Award Winners

ACOUSTIC ARTIST
Doug MacLeod

ALBUM
Porcupine Meat - Bobby Rush

BAND
Tedeschi Trucks Band

BEST EMERGING ARTIST ALBUM
Tengo Blues - Jonn Del Toro Richardson

CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM
Bloodline - Kenny Neal

CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST
Susan Tedeschi

CONTEMPORARY BLUES MALE ARTIST
Kenny Neal

HISTORICAL ALBUM
Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush (Omnivore Recordings)

INSTRUMENTALIST (BASS)
Biscuit Miller

INSTRUMENTALIST (HARMONICA)
Kim Wilson

INSTRUMENTALIST (HORN)
Terry Hanck

KOKO TAYLOR AWARD
Diunna Greenleaf

PINETOP PERKINS PIANO PLAYER
Victor Wainwright

ROCK BLUES ALBUM
Let Me Get By - Tedeschi Trucks Band

SONG
“Walk A Mile In My Blues” - written by BMI songwriters David Duncan and Mike Finnigan with writer and performer Curtis Salgado

SOUL BLUES FEMALE
Mavis Staples

TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM
Can’t Shake This Feeling - Lurrie Bell

TRADITIONAL BLUES MALE ARTIST
Bob Margolin

Congratulations to all!