Cast your vote for the 2017 Blues Music Awards!

As a member of The Blues Foundation, we have a vote on this year’s Blues Music Awards Nominees. So we figured, let’s have some fun with it and open it up to our listeners! Check out this survey we put together, and vote on who you think deserves the award for each category! Then we’ll let you know who wins!

The categories and nominees have been chosen by The Blues Foundation (which we recommend becoming a member of, too). Voting closes on March 1st, 2017.

The 2017 Blues Hall of Fame Ballot!

Best Acoustic Album

Doug MacLeod - Live in Europe

Eric Bibb - The Happiest Man in the World

Fiona Boyes - Professin' the Blues

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes - Live at Briggs Farm

John Long - Stand Your Ground

Luther Dickinson - Blues and Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Vol I and II

None / Don't Care

Best Acoustic Artist

Doug MacLeod

Eric Bibb

Fiona Boyes

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

Luther Dickinson

None / Don't Care

Best Album

Bobby Rush - Porcupine Meat

Kenny Neal - Bloodline

Nick Moss Band - From the Root to the Fruit

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones - Seeing is Believing

Toronzo Cannon - The Chicago Way

William Bell – This Is Where I Live

None / Don't Care

Best Band

Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

Nick Moss Band

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

Tedeschi Trucks Band

None / Don't Care

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year

Joe Bonamassa

John Nemeth

Lil’ Ed Williams

Sugar Ray Norcia

Sugaray Rayford

None / Don't Care

Best Emerging Artist Album

Corey Dennison Band - Corey Dennison

Guy King - Truth

Jonn Del Toro Richardson - Tengo Blues

Terrie Odabi - My Blue Soul

Thornetta Davis - Honest Woman

None / Don't Care

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Al Basile - Mid Century Modern

Kenny Neal - Bloodline

Nick Moss Band - From the Root to the Fruit

The Record Company - Give It Back To You

Toronzo Cannon - The Chicago Way

None / Don't Care

Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist

Alexis P Suter

Ana Popovic

Janiva Magness

Shemekia Copeland

Susan Tedeschi

None / Don't Care

Best Contemporary Blues Male Artist

Albert Castiglia

Kenny Neal

Mike Zito

Sugaray Rayford

Toronzo Cannon

None / Don't Care

Best Historical Album

Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw, Bear Family Records

B.B. King, More B.B. King: Here’s One You Haven’t Heard, Ace Records

Bobby Rush, Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush, Omnivore Recordings

Michael Burks, I’m A Bluesman, Iron Man Records

Pinetop Perkins & Jimmy Rogers, Genuine Blues Legends, Elrob Records

None / Don't Care

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)

Annika Chambers

Diunna Greenleaf

Inetta Visor

Shaun Murphy

Trudy Lynn

None / Don't Care

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player

Anthony Geraci

Barrelhouse Chuck

Henry Gray

Jim Pugh

Victor Wainwright

None / Don't Care

Rock Blues Album of the Year

Albert Castiglia - Big Dog

Mike Zito - Keep Coming Back

Moreland & Arbuckle - Promised Land or Bust

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By

Walter Trout - Alive in Amsterdam

None / Don't Care

Best Blues Song

“Blues Immigrant” written by Matthew Skoller & Vincent Bucher and performed by Matthew Skoller on Blues Immigrant

“I Gotta Sang The Blues” written and performed by Thornetta Davis on Honest Woman

“Seeing Is Believing” written by Ray Norcia and performed by Sugar Ray & The Bluetones on Seeing Is Believing

“Walk A Mile In My Blues” written by David Duncan, Curtis Salgado & Mike Finigan and performed by Curtis Salgado on The Beautiful Lowdown

“Walk it Off” written and performed by Toronzo Cannon on The Chicago Way

None / Don't Care

Best Soul Blues Album

Bobby Rush - Porcupine Meat

Curtis Salgado - The Beautiful Lowdown

Johnny Rawls - Tiger in a Cage

Wee Willie Walker - Live! Notodden Blues Festival

William Bell - This Is Where I Live

None / Don't Care

Best Soul Blues Female Artist

Bettye Lavette

Lara Price

Mavis Staples

Terrie Odabi

Vaneese Thomas

None / Don't Care

Best Soul Blues Male Artist

Bobby Rush

Curtis Salgado

Johnny Rawls

Wee Willie Walker

William Bell

None / Don't Care

Best Traditional Blues Album

Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore - House Party at Big Jon's

Bob Margolin - My Road

Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue - Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue

Lurrie Bell - Can't Shake This Feeling

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones - Seeing is Believing

None / Don't Care

Best Traditional Blues Male Artist

Bob Margolin

John Primer

Lil’ Ed Williams

Lurrie Bell

Sugar Ray Norcia

None / Don't Care


Enter the SUM: