Blues Music Award


Blues Music Award

The Blues Music Awards are presented by the Blues Foundation, a non-profit organization set up to foster the blues and its heritage. The awards were started by the Blues Foundation in 1980, and are widely regarded as the highest honor for blues artists in the United States.

The awards were formerly known as the W. C. Handy Awards (or "The Handys"), however, they were re-named in 2006 in an effort to increase public awareness of the significance of the awards [ [http://blues.about.com/od/bluesawards/a/bl2006bmas.htm Allabout.com 2006 Blues Music Award Nominees Announced] ] .

The Awards had been presented annually in Memphis, Tennessee, where the headquarters of the Blues Foundation is located, but it was announced that the 2008 award presenting ceremony would be held in Tunica, Mississippi [ [http://www.blues.org/bluesmusicawards/index.php4 Blues Music Awards Information] ] .

References

External links

* [http://www.blues.org/bluesmusicawards/index.php4 Blues Music Awards Information]
* [http://www.blues.org/bluesmusicawards/pastyears.php4 Past Blues Music Award Winners]


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