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BMI’s W.C. Handy Award Winners: 1999

Posted in News on January 1, 1999

Acoustic Album of the Year

Rory Block

Acoustic Artist of the Year

Contemporary Male Artist of the Year

Kob’ Mo’

Artist Most Deserving Recognition

W.C. Clark

Band of the Year

Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers

Best New Artist of the Year

Contemporary Female Artist of the Year

Susan Tedeschi

Comeback Album of the Year

Peter Green [PRS]

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year

Entertainer of the Year

B. B. King

Instrumentalist of the Year - Harmonica

Charlie Musselwhite

Instrumentalist of the Year - Keyboards

Pinetop Perkins

Instrumentalist of the Year - Guitar

Ronnie Earl

Instrumentalist of the Year - Bass

Willie Kent

Instrumentalist of the Year - Drums

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith

Instrumentalist of the Year - Other

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

Reissue Album of the Year

Luther Allison [SACEM]

Song of the Year

“Slow Down” Kevin Moore & John Lewis Parker

Soul Blues Album of the Year

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year

Etta James

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year

Bobby “Blue” Bland

Traditional Blues Album of the Year

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year

Robert Lockwood Jr.

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year

Koko Taylor