2020 Blues Music Award Winners Announced
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The 2020 Blues Music Awards were held virtually and broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube on Sunday. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram was the big winner who received five different awards, including "Album of the Year" and "Best Emerging Artist". Nick Moss with Dennis Gruenling won three awards, including "Band of the Year" and "Song of the Year", while Sugaray Rayford won two awards. Other winners were Eric Gales for "Blues Rock Artist" and Albert Castiglia for "Blues Rock Album".

The awards spanned 26 different categories and included an all-star series of moderators with Warren Haynes, Beth Hart, Charlie Musselwhite, Keb Mo, Fantastic Negrito, Ruthie Foster and William Bell.


BB King Entertainer of the Year

Sugaray Rayford

Album of the year

Kingfish, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Volume of the year

The Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling

Song of the year

"Lucky Guy" written by Nick Moss

Best upcoming artist album

Kingfish, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Acoustic blues album

This guitar and tonight, Bob Margolin

Acoustic blues artist

Doug MacLeod

Blues rock album

Masterpiece, Albert Castiglia

Blues rock artist

Eric Gales

Contemporary blues album

Kingfish, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Contemporary blues artist

Shemekia Copeland

Contemporary blues male artist

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Historical blues album

Bea & Baby Records by Cadillac Baby – Definitive Collection, Earwig Music

Soul Blues album

Bobby Rush sits on top of the blues

Soul blues artist

Bettye LaVette

Soul blues male artist

Sugaray Rayford

Traditional blues album

Lucky Guy !, The Nick Moss Band with Dennis Gruenling

Traditional blues artist

Sue Foley

Traditional blues male artist

Jimmie Vaughan

Instrumentalist bass

Michael "Mudcat" Ward

Instrumentalist drums

Cedric Burnside

Instrumentalist guitar

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Instrumentalist harmonica

Rick Estrin

Instrumentalist Horn

Vanessa Collier

Instrumentalist piano

Victor Wainwright

Instrumentalist vocals

Mavis Staples

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