2007 Blues Music Awards winners

Posted on: Friday, May 11, 2007

The Blues Foundation have announced the winners of this year’s Blues Music Awards. These awards, formerly the W.C. Handy awards (The Handys) were announced last night at a gala awards dinner in Memphis, TN.

  • Comeback Album of the Year: Jerry Lee Lewis – Last Man Standing
  • Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year: Robert Lockwood, Jr.
  • Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year: Etta James
  • Acoustic Artist of the Year: David “Honeyboy” Edwards
  • Acoustic Album of the Year: Rory Block – The Lady and Mr. Johnson
  • Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year: Marcia Ball
  • Instrumentalist-Guitar: Hubert Sumlin
  • Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year: Bobby Rush
  • Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year: Irma Thomas
  • Soul Blues Album of the Year: Irma Thomas – After the Rain
  • Historical Album of the Year: Shout! Factory – Hooker – John Lee Hooker
  • Contemporary Blues Album of the Year: Guitar Shorty – We the People
  • Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year: Janiva Magness
  • Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year: Tab Benoit
  • Instrumentalist-Harmonica: Charlie Musselwhite
  • Instrumentalist-Bass: Mookie Brill
  • Instrumentalist-Drums: Willie “Big Eyes” Smith
  • Instrumentalist-Horn: Eddie Shaw
  • Instrumentalist-Other: Robert Randolph
  • Best New Artist Debut: Slick Ballinger- Mississippi Soul
  • Song of the Year: “Church is Out” – Charlie Musselwhite
  • Traditional Blues Album of the Year: Charlie Musselwhite – Delta Hardware
  • Album of the Year: Charlie Musselwhite – Delta Hardware
  • Band of the Year: Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
  • B.B. King Entertainer of the Year: Tab Benoit

There is more information at the Blues Foundation website.

http://www.blues.org/about/news.php4?Id=459

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