2008 Blues Music Awards

Acoustic Album of The Year

Bobby Rush - Raw
Dave Riley and Bob Corritore - Travelin' The Dirt Road
Fruteland Jackson - Tell Me What You Say
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes - Done Got Tired Of Tryin'
Marie Knight - Let Us Get Together
 
Acoustic Artist of The Year
Bobby Rush
Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Fruteland Jackson
Guy Davis
Mary Flower
 
Album of The Year
Bettye LaVette - The Scene of the Crime
James Blood Ulmer - Bad Blood In the City
Koko Taylor - Old School
Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Play It 'Til Tomorrow
Omar Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan - On The Jimmy Reed Highway
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones - My Life, My Friends, My Music
Watermelon Slim & The Workers - The Wheel Man
 
B.B. King Entertainer of The Year
Bettye LaVette
Bobby Rush
Janiva Magness
Tommy Castro
Watermelon Slim
 
Band of The Year
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Magic Slim & The Teardrops
Mannish Boys
Nick Moss &The Flip Tops
Watermelon Slim & The Workers
 
Best New Artist Debut
Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy - Cotton Field to Coffee House
Gina Sicilia - Allow Me to Confess
John Nemeth - Magic Touch
The Insomniacs - Left Coast Blues
The Soul of John Black - The Good Girl Blues
 
Contemporary Blues Album of The Year
James Blood Ulmer - Bad Blood In the City
Kilborn Alley Blues Band - Tear Chicago Down
Tommy Castro - Painkiller
Watermelon Slim & The Workers - The Wheel Man
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of The Year
Bettye LaVette
Candye Kane
Debbie Davies
Fiona Boyes
Teresa James
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of The Year
James Blood Ulmer
Kim Wilson
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Tab Benoit
Watermelon Slim
 
DVD
Carey & Lurrie Bell - Gettin' Up: Live at Buddy Guy's Legends, Rosa's and Lurrie's Home
Pinetop Perkins - Born in the Honey
Son Seals - A Journey Through the Blues: The Son Seals Story
Willie King - Down in the Woods
       
Historical Album of The Year
Blind Pig - The Essential Magic Slim - Magic Slim
Blue Witch - House Rockin' and Blues Shoutin' - Various Artists
Delmark - Kidney Stew Is Fine - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
Delmark - Steady Rollin' Man - Robert Jr. Lockwood
Epic/Legacy - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down - Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, James Cotton
 
Instrumentalist-Bass
Bill Stuve
Bob Stroger
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones
Jeff Turmes
Larry Taylor
Michael "Mudcat" Ward
 
Instrumentalist-Drums
Jimi Bott
Richard Innes
Robb Stupka
Sam Carr
Sam Lay
 
Instrumentalist-Guitar
Bob Margolin
Duke Robillard
Kid Ramos
Lurrie Bell
Nick Moss
 
Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Carey Bell
James Cotton
Kim Wilson
Mark Hummel
Sugar Blue
Sugar Ray Norcia
 
Instrumentalist-Horn
Big James Montgomery
Calvin Owens
Deanna Bogart
Doug James
Kaz Kazanoff
 
Instrumentalist-Other
Gerry Hundt - Mandolin
Johnny Sansone - Accordion
Otis Taylor - Banjo
Robert Randolph - Pedal Steel
Sonny Rhodes - Lap Steel
 
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of The Year
Ann Rabson
Bruce Katz
David Maxwell
Henry Butler
Honey Piazza
 
Song of The Year
'Gonna Buy Me a Mule' - Koko Taylor, Koko Taylor - Old School
'Jimmy Reed Highway' - Omar Kent Dykes & Steve Callif, Omar Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan - On the Jimmy Reed Highway
'Poor Man's Paradise' - Johnny Sansone, Johnny Sansone - Poor Man's Paradise
'The Last Words of A Fool' - Sugar Ray Norcia, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones - My Life, My Friends, My Music
'The Wheel Man' - William Homans, Watermelon Slim & The Workers - The Wheel Man
 
Soul Blues Album of The Year
Eugene Hideaway Bridges - Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Holmes Brothers - State of Grace
Mem Shannon - A Night At Tipitina's
Root Doctor - Change Our Ways
Tad Robinson - A New Point of View
 
Soul Blues Female Artist of The Year
Barbara Carr
Denise LaSalle
Irma Thomas
Sharon Jones
Sista Monica Parker
 
Soul Blues Male Artist of The Year
Bobby Rush
Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Jackie Payne
Mem Shannon
Tad Robinson
 
Traditional Blues Album of The Year
Big George Brock - Live at Seventy Five
Darrell Nulisch - Goin' Back To Dallas
Koko Taylor - Old School
Nappy Brown - Long Time Coming
Omar Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan - On The Jimmy Reed Highway
 
Traditional Blues Female Artist of The Year
Diunna Greenleaf
Koko Taylor
Nora Jean Bruso
Ruthie Foster
Sharrie Williams
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist of The Year
Bob Margolin
Hubert Sumlin
Lurrie Bell
Magic Slim
Nappy Brown
Phillip Walker