Because it provides such a lot of information, I am providing the entire press release below. Anyone can vote, and voting will automatically subscribe you for free to the Blues Blast magazine.
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About The Blues Blast Music Awards
In early May, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, journalists, festival promoters, music venue managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry professionals nominated the best in Blues music in twelve categories. The complete list of nominees is listed below.
The 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine and Fluid Events LLC. Blues Blast Magazine is the largest FREE Blues magazine with over 26,000 Blues fan subscribers located in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries.
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The 2014 Blues Blast Music Award Ceremonies and new website
The Blues Blast Music Awards ceremonies will be held at the Fluid Events Center in Champaign Illinois, on Thursday October 23rd, 2014. The awards ceremony will feature music by more than 20 of the artists nominated. Tickets for the event will go on sale in the next couple weeks. Check out the new Blues Blast Music Award website at http://www.thebbmas.com for tickets, sponsorship opportunities, lodging and travel information coming soon.
The complete list of 2014 nominees follows below.
Contemporary Blues Album
Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues
Cyril Neville - Magic Honey
Joe Louis Walker - Hornets Nest
Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown - Goin' To The Delta
Mike Zito & The Wheel - Gone To Texas
The Nick Moss Band - Time Ain't Free
Toronzo Cannon - John The Conquer Root
Traditional Blues Album
Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars - Driftin' From Town To Town
Charlie Musselwhite - Juke Joint Chapel
James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man
John Primer & Bob Corritore - Knockin' Around These Blues
Lurrie Bell - Blues In My Soul
Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Hartman, Mark Hummel - Remembering Little Walter
Soul Blues Album
Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin' - Decisions
Eddie Cotton - Here I Come
Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band - Soul For Your Blues
John Németh - Memphis Grease
JJ Thames - Tell You What I Know
The Terry Hanck Band - Bring It On Home To You
Tweed Funk - First Name Lucky
Rock Blues Album
Albert Castiglia - Solid Ground
Jim Suhler - Panther Burn
RB Stone - Loosen Up!
Sean Chambers - Rock House Sessions
Tommy Castro And The Painkillers - The Devil You Know
Too Slim And The Taildraggers - Blue Heart
Acoustic Blues Album
Bernie Pearl - Take Your Time
Dave Riley And Bob Corritore - Hush Your Fuss!
Lisa Biales - Belle of the Blues
Little G Weevil - Moving
Mark T Small - Smokin' Blues
Norman Taylor - Blue Soul
Steve Dawson - Rattlesnake Cage
New Artist Debut Album
Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters - Double Crossing Blues
Annie Mack - Baptized in the Blues
Back Pack Jones - Betsys Kitchen
Brent Johnson - Set the World on Fire
Josh Hoyer And The Shadowboxers - Self Titled
Shawn Holt And The Teardrops - Daddy Told Me
Rachelle Coba - Mother Blues
Blues DVD Recording
Americana Women Roots Musicians
Magic Slim - Just Magic
The Healers Live at Knuckleheads
Royal Southern Brotherhood - Songs From the Road
Song Of The Year
"Another Murder in New Orleans" by Carl Gustafson and Donald Markowitz - Decisions (Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin')
"Blues In My Soul" by Lurrie Bell - Blues In My Soul (Lurrie Bell)
"Fare Thee Well" by Michael Ledbetter and Nick Moss - Time Ain't Free (Nick Moss Band)
"Going to See Miss Gerri One More Time" by Billy Branch - Blues Shock (Billy Branch)
"He Was There" by James Cotton, Tom Hambridge and Richard Fleming - Cotton Mouth Man (James Cotton)
"Meet Me In Chicago" by Tom Hambridge and Robert Randolph - Rhythm & Blues (Buddy Guy)
"Old Fools and Barstools, And Me" by Damon Fowler - Sounds of Home (Damon Fowler)
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Roomful Of Blues
The Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Mannish Boys
The Nick Moss Band
Tommy Castro And The Painkillers
Male Blues Artist
Female Blues Artist
Sean Costello Rising Star Award