BMI Members Sweep Blues Music Awards

Posted in News on May 17, 2013
The Mannish Boys perform at the 2013 Blues Music Awards. Photo: Natasha Powell

The Blues Music Awards ceremony was held on May 9, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn., and Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to represent the majority of winners, who claimed 79 percent of this year’s awards. Sponsored by the Blues Foundation, the show, which featured all of the nominees, never once let up in the infectious excitement it brought to the crowd, as blues enthusiasts, and even those new to the genre, couldn’t help but get into the vibe.

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2013 BMI Blues Music Award Winners

Acoustic Album of the Year
Not Alone
Ann Rabson
Bob Margolin

Album of the Year
Show of Strength
Michael Burks

Band of the Year
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best New Artist Debut
They Call Me Big Llou
Big LLou Johnson

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Show of Strength
Michael Burks

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
Tab Benoit

Waters & Rolling Stones, Live at Checkerboard Lounge
Muddy Waters

Gibson Guitar Award
Derek Trucks

Instrumentalist - Bass
Bob Stroger

Instrumentalist - Harmonica
Rick Estrin

Instrumentalist - Horn
Eddie Shaw

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year (Koko Taylor Award)
Ruthie Foster

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Victor Wainwright

Rock Blues Album of the Year
Everybody’s Talkin’
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Song of the Year
I Won’t Cry
Janiva Magness
Dave Darling

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
Irma Thomas

Traditional Blues Album of the Year
Double Dynamite
The Mannish Boys

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year
Magic Slim


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