Foto The Blues Foundation's 44th Annual Blues Music Awards - The winners

The Blues Foundation’s 44th Annual Blues Music Awards (BMAs), the highest honor in the Blues music industry, were held Thursday, May 11, in Memphis, Tennessee. Congratulations to all the worthy and talented Nominees in all the categories and congratulations to the Winners!

The main award and winner of the B.B. King Entertainer of Year award:
• Tommy Castro

A Bluesman Came To Town (Official Music Video)

All the other BMA Winners:
• Album of the Year: The Blues Don’t Lie, Buddy Guy
• Band of the Year: Tedeschi Trucks Band
• Song of the Year: “The Blues Don’t Lie” written by Tom Hambridge
• Acoustic Blues Album: Mississippi Son, Charlie Musselwhite
• Blues Rock Album: I Got Love, Albert Castiglia
• Contemporary Blues Album: The Blues Don’t Lie, Buddy Guy
• Soul Blues Album: In Too Deep, Sugary Rayford
• Traditional Blues Album: May Be The Last Time, John Nemeth
• Best Emerging Artist Album: Who Is He? Dylan Triplett
• Acoustic Blues Artist: Doug MacLeod
• Blues Rock Artist: Albert Castiglia
• Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Ruthie Foster
• Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
• Soul Blues Female Artist: Thornetta Davis
• Soul Blues Male Artist: Curtis Salgado
• Traditional Blues Female Artist: Sue Foley
• Traditional Blues Male Artist: John Primer
• Instrumentalist – Bass: Danielle Nicole
• Instrumentalist – Drums: Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith
• Instrumentalist – Guitar: Laura Chavez
• Instrumentalist – Harmonica: John Nemeth
• Instrumentalist – Horn: Deanna Bogart
• Instrumentalist – Piano: Anthony Geraci
• Instrumentalist – Vocals: Shemekia Copeland

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