Entertainment Music 2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees include Charlie Musselwhite, Lurrie Bell & James Cotton Share PINTEREST Email Print Matt Roberts / Stringer/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Music Rhythm & Blues Top Picks Rock Music Pop Music Alternative Music Classical Music Country Music Folk Music Rap & Hip Hop World Music Punk Music Heavy Metal Jazz Latin Music Oldies Learn More By Reverend Keith A. Gordon Reverend Keith A. Gordon is known as the "Reverend of Rock 'n' Roll. He has 40+ years experience as a blues journalist, rock critic, and is the author of over 10 books about music. our editorial process Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated March 08, 2017 The Blues Foundation has announced the winners of the organization's 35th annual Blues Music Awards during their annual awards show, which was held Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The annual event is a multi-hour performance party for blues fans, typically featuring performances by dozens of deserving nominees. Chicago blues legend Lurrie Bell was one of three esteemed bluesmen to garner the most nominations, joining fellow legends Charlie Musselwhite and James Cotton with five Blues Music Awards nominations this year. Another bona fide legend, guitarist Buddy Guy, earned four BMA nominations while Bobby Rush, Rick Estrin, and Doug MacLeod were all honored with three nominations. We'll see come May who walks off with the trophies. Here are your Blues Music Award winners (in bold) and nominees for 2014: Acoustic Album of the YearDoug MacLeod – There's A TimeGuy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi – Juba DanceHarrison Kennedy – SoulscapeRory Block – AvalonThe Hound Kings – Unleashed Acoustic Artist of the YearDoug MacLeodGuy DavisHarrison KennedyLittle G WeevilRory Block Album of the YearBilly Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman – Remembering Little WalterBen Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up!Buddy Guy –James Cotton –Lurrie Bell – Blues in My Soul B.B. King Entertainer of the YearBuddy GuyBobby RushJohn NemethKim WilsonRick Estrin Band of the YearTedeschi Trucks BandThe Mannish BoysLil Ed & the Blues ImperialsRick Estrin & the Night CatsTrampled Under Foot Best New Artist DebutShawn Holt & the Teardrops – Daddy Told MeAdrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters – Double Crossing BluesClay Swafford – RoosterGracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band – Proof of LovePaul Gabriel – What's the Chance...Valerie June – Pushin’ Against A Stone Contemporary Blues Album of the YearTrampled Under Foot – BadlandsBen Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up!Brandon Santini – This Time Another YearBuddy Guy – Rhythm & BluesCyril Neville – Magic Honey Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the YearSusan TedeschiAna PopovicBeth HartBettye LaVetteCandye Kane Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the YearGary Clark, Jr.Buddy GuyJohnny SansoneKim WilsonOtis Taylor DVD of the YearRoyal Southern Brotherhood – Songs From The Road (Ruf Records)Floyd Dixon – Time Brings About a Change (High John Records)Joe Bonamassa – An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House (J&R Adventures)Murali Coryell – Adventures Live (Shake-It-Sugar Records)The Healers – Historical Album of the YearVarious Artists – The Sun Blues Box (Bear Family)Roosevelt Sykes – The Original Honeydripper (Blind Pig Records)Various Artists – The Jewel/Paula Blues Story (Fuel Records)Various Artists – Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (Legacy Recordings)Freddie King – The Complete King/Federal Singles (Real Gone Music) Best Instrumentalist – BassDanielle SchnebelenBill StuveBob StrogerLarry TaylorPatrick Rynn Best Instrumentalist – DrumsCedric BurnsideJimi BottKenny SmithTom HambridgeTony Braunagel Best Instrumentalist – GuitarRonnie EarlAnson FunderburghGary Clark, Jr.Kid AndersenLurrie Bell Best Instrumentalist – HarmonicaCharlie MusselwhiteBrandon SantiniJames CottonKim WilsonRick Estrin Best Instrumentalist – HornEddie ShawBig James MontgomeryJimmy CarpenterSax GordonTerry Hanck Pinetop Perkins Piano PlayerVictor WainwrightBarrelhouse ChuckDave KeyesMarcia BallMike Finnigan Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)Diunna GreenleafLavelle WhiteTeeny TuckerTrudy LynnZora Young Rock Blues Album of the YearTedeschi Trucks Band – Mike Zito & the Wheel – Gone To TexasThe Rides – Can't Get EnoughToronzo Cannon – John the Conquer RootWalter Trout – Luther's Blues Song of the Year“Blues in My Soul” - Lurrie Bell“He Was There” – James Cotton, Tom Hambridge & Richard Fleming“That's When the Blues Begins” - James Goode“The Entitled Few” - Doug MacLeod“The Night the Pie Factory Burned Down” - Johnny Sansone Soul Blues Album of the YearBobby Rush – Down In LouisianaDave Keller – Soul ChangesFrank Bey & Anthony Paule Band – Soul For Your BluesJohnny Rawls – Remembering O. V.Otis Clay – Truth Is (Putting Love Back Into the Music) Soul Blues Female Artist of the YearIrma ThomasBarbara CarrDenise LaSalleDorothy MooreSista Monica Soul Blues Male Artist of the YearJohn NemethBobby RushFrank BeyJohnny RawlsOtis Clay Traditional Blues Album of the YearBilly Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman – Remembering Little WalterBarrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars – Driftin' From Town to TownJames Cotton – Cotton Mouth ManLurrie Bell – Blues in My SoulThe Cash Box Kings – Black Toppin' Traditional Blues Male Artist of the YearJames CottonAnson FunderburghBilly Boy ArnoldJohn PrimerLurrie Bell Voting for the 2014 Blues Music Awards kicked off on Monday, December 16, 2013, and was open to all members of The Blues Foundation. Check The Blues Foundation website for more information on the Blues Music Awards.