2012 Blues Award Nominees Announced

Posted by at 11:39 am on December 14, 2011

The Blues Foundation has announced the nominees for the 33rd Blues Music Awards. The 2012 show will follow the format of the critically-acclaimed shows of recent years. Close to 100 nominees attend and the night is filled with their appearances and performances in a cabaret/dinner setting in the Convention Center’s ballroom.

The event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. Each year, the Foundation presents The Blues Music Awards to the artists selected by its members. They are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists.

The Blues Music Awards will be broadcast live in their entirety on Sirius XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville. They will be broadcast on public television later in the year.

Nominees include:

Acoustic Album
Brand New Eyes Doug MacLeod
Conversations in Blue David Maxwell & Otis Spann
Misery Loves Company Mary Flower
Shake ‘Em on Down Rory Block
Troubadour Live Eric Bibb
Acoustic Artist
David Maxwell
Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Guy Davis
Mary Flower
Rory Block
Album of the Year
Chicago Blues A Living History the (R)evolution Continues Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
Evening Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Medicine Tab Benoit
Revelator Tedeschi Trucks Band
Rock and a Hard Place Eugene Hideaway Bridges
The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too Johnny Sansone
B.B. King Entertainer
Candye Kane
Lil’ Ed
Ruthie Foster
Tab Benoit
Tommy Castro
Band
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Bo-Keys
Tommy Castro Band
Trampled Under Foot
Best New Artist Debut
Bad Girl Demetria Taylor
Choice Cuts Big Pete
Leave The Light On Sena Ehrhardt
Runaway Samantha Fish
The Mighty Mojo Prophets The Mighty Mojo Prophets
Contemporary Blues Album
Don’t Explain Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Medicine Tab Benoit
The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too Johnny Sansone
The Skinny Ian Siegal & the Youngest Sons
Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue–Live! Various Artists
Unconditional Ana Popovic

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