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. Blues Blast Magazine subscribers began voting to determine the winners on July 1 with only one vote per person allowed. Congratulations to the winners and all the nominees!
The Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine, the largest FREE weekly internet Blues magazine with over 37,000 Blues fan subscribers located in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries.
2017 Blues Blast Music Award Nominees Winners in bold and underlined
Contemporary Blues Album
Samantha Fish – Chills & Fever
Monster Mike Welch & Michael Ledbetter – Right Place Right Time
The 2017 Blues Blast Music Awards nominees were announced recently. Our nominators were amazed at the number of artists and labels who submitted their recordings to the nominators. It was a record year for the number of submissions with a plethora of great Blues music recordings.
A common complaint from the nominators this year was that the process of selecting the nominees was very difficult because of so many high quality releases. Many expressed frustration that after they were done submitting their nominations this year there were many artist they wanted to nominate but there were no available slots for nominees in many categories.
So this year in recognition of this great blessing of wonderful Blues music, we are announcing our first ever “BBMA Honorable Mentions” to recognize some of the excellent artist releases that did not get nominated that could have in a less bountiful year
So here they are:
2017 Blues Blast Music Awards - Honorable Mentions