Recent Blues Music Awards News

2019 Blues Music Awards Pay Tribute to the Late Michael Ledbetter and More


From News, posted 5.15.19. BMI affiliates made another strong showing at the 40th Blues Music Awards ceremony, which was held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN on May 9. Despite being an evening of celebration for the Blues community, this year’s ceremony had bittersweet poignance as the top award winner was BMI… Read more...

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


From News, posted 5.22.17. 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… Read more...

BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2016 Blues Music Awards


From News, posted 5.18.16. The Halloran Performance Center, which is the new addition to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, provided the perfect venue for the Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on May 4, 2016, where BMI affiliates once again dominated the field of honorees. Bluesmen Jimmy Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, and John Mayall… Read more...

BMI Writers Crank Up the Volume at 2015 Blues Music Awards


From News, posted 5.17.15. For the last several years, Broadcast Music, Inc. has been a proud sponsor of the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards, which is the highest honor given to musicians and songwriters in blues music. This year, per usual, the 36th Blues Music Awards took place before a sell-out crowd in Memphis, bringing… Read more...

BMI Greats Dominate Blues Music Awards


From News, posted 5.10.11. The BMI family of bluesmen and women dominated the 32nd Blues Music Awards, winning an overwhelming 98% of the awards handed out last week in Memphis. Buddy Guy led the BMI surge, proving his brand of soul-soaked blues only gets better with time: The 2010 Blues Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award… Read more...

BMI Blues Dominates List of 2011 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees


From News, posted 2.22.11. BMI represents the world’s most lauded creators in all forms of music, and the organization’s ties to the blues run especially deep. When the 2011 Blues Hall of Fame inductees were announced last week, a commanding 80% of the honorees, which encompass performers, albums, songs, producers, and record executives, are longtime… Read more...

2010 Award Season Belongs to BMI Songwriters & Composers


From News, posted 1.27.11. BMI songwriters dominated the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, winning almost two-thirds of the awards that were handed out across all genres and categories. The Grammy wins cap an incredible year in which BMI songwriters and composers were the most celebrated creative voices in awards presentations and on the charts.… Read more...

Tommy Castro Leads BMI Wins at 2010 Blues Music Awards


From News, posted 5.13.10. Tommy Castro enjoyed a big night at the 31st Blues Music Awards ceremony, held May 6 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis. Castro walked away with wins in every category in which he was nominated: Contemporary Blues Album for Hard Believer, Contemporary Blues Male Artist, Band of the Year with… Read more...

Joe Louis Walker Leads BMI Nominees for 2010 Blues Music Awards


From News, posted 12.12.09. BMI artists, songwriters and musicians garnered the majority of 2010 Blues Music Awards nominations, which were recently announced. Joe Louis Walker leads the list with five nods, including Album and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for Between a Rock and the Blues, Contemporary Blues Male Artist, Guitarist, and Song of… Read more...

Bobby Rush, Irma Thomas, Koko Taylor and More Honored at 2008 Blues Awards

From News, posted 5.28.08. BMI songwriters staked a claim to the vast majority of the 2008 Blues Awards handed out in Tunica, Mississippi May 8. The ceremony's inaugural staging in Tunica prompted excitement and sense of expectancy, and was heralded by many as a triumphant return to the cradle of the blues. Legends including Bobby… Read more...

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Recent Blues Music Awards events

May 11 2023 44th Annual Blues Music Awards: Memphis
May 5 2022 43rd Annual Blues Music Awards: Memphis
Jun 6 2021 2021 Blues Music Awards: VIRTUAL
May 9 2019 2019 Blues Music Awards: Memphis
May 11 2017 2017 Blues Music Awards: Memphis