2000 - 21st W.C. Handy Blues Awards

Acoustic Blues Album of The Year

Cephas and Wiggins, Homemade
Eric Bibb, Spirit and the Blues
Etta Baker, Railroad Bill
Furry Lewis, Blues Magician
John Jackson, Front Porch Blues
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Moving to the Country
 
Acoustic Blues Artist of The Year
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Cephas and Wiggins
David Honeyboy Edwards
John Jackson
Keb' Mo'
 
Best New Blues Artist
Big Bill Morganfield
Kid Ramos
Michael Burks
Mighty Mo Rodgers
Ronnie Baker Brooks
 
Blues Album of The Year
Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughan, In Session
Duke Robillard, New Blues For the Modern Man
Jimmy Johnson, Every Road Ends Somewhere
Joe Louis Walker, Silvertone Blues
Lonnie Brooks/Long John Hunter/Phillip Walker, Lone Star Shootout
Louisiana Red, Millennium Blues
Luther Allison, Live in Chicago
 
Blues Band of The Year
Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets with Sam Myers
Joe Louis Walker and the Bosstalkers
Johnnie Bassett and the Blues Insurgents
Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers
The Duke Robillard Band
 
Blues Entertainer of The Year
Anson Funderburgh with Sam Myers
B.B. King
Bobby Rush
R.L. Burnside
Rod Piazza
Shemekia Copeland
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Bass
Aron Burton
Bill Stuve
Calvin Jones
Johnny Gayden
Willie Kent
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Drums
Chris Layton
Ray Allison
Sam Carr
Sam Lay
Willie Smith
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Guitar
Anson Funderburgh
Big Jack Johnson
Carl Weathersby
Deborah Coleman
Duke Robillard
Joe Louis Walker
Kid Ramos
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Carey Bell
Charlie Musselwhite
Frank Frost
Rod Piazza
Snooky Pryor
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Keyboards
David Maxwell
Dr. John
Honey Piazza
Johnnie Johnson
Marcia Ball
Pinetop Perkins
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Other
Clarence Gatemouth Brown (Fiddle)
Howard Armstrong (Violin)
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (Sax)
Memphis Horns (Horn Section)
Othar Turner (Fife)
Roomful of Blues (Horn Section)
Sonny Rhodes (Steel Guitar)
 
Blues Song of The Year - Song Title, Author(s) (Artist/Album Title)
"A Good Day for the Blues" - Hoy Lindsey, Ricky Ray Rector (Ruth Brown/ A Good Day for the Blues)
"Change in My Pocket" - Sam Myers, Anson Funderburgh, Renee Funderburgh
"Memphis Monday Morning" - George Jackson, Raymond Nelson, Dennis Nelson
"Orphanage Home Blues" - Louisiana Red / Iverson Minter
"Walk Around Telephone Blues" - James Harman
 
Comeback Blues Album of The Year
Jimmy "T99" Nelson, Rockin' and Shoutin' the Blues
John Jackson, Front Porch Blues
Lazy Lester, All Over You
Odetta, Blues Everywhere I Go
Wilson Pickett, It's Harder Now
 
Contemporary Blues Album of The Year
Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughan, In Session
Brooks/Hunter/Walker, Lone Star Shootout
Charlie Musselwhite, Continental Drifter
Joe Louis Walker, Silvertone Blues
Luther Allison, Live in Chicago
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of The Year
Debbie Davies
Deborah Coleman
Marcia Ball
Shemekia Copeland
Susan Tedeschi
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of The Year
Bernard Allison
Joe Louis Walker
Johnnie Bassett
Keb' Mo'
Larry Garner
Lil' Ed Williams
Robert Cray
 
Reissue Album of The Year
Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Okie Dokie Stomp
Earl Hooker, Simply the Best - The Earl Hooker Collection
Hound Dog Taylor, Deluxe Edition
Pee Wee Crayton, Early Hour Blues
Various, Living Country Blues, an Anthology
 
Soul/Blues Album of The Year
Bobby Blue Bland, Memphis Monday Morning
Little Milton, Welcome to Little Milton
Ruth Brown, A Good Day for the Blues
Syl Johnson, Talkin Bout Chicago
Wilson Pickett, It's Harder Now
 
Soul/Blues Female Artist of The Year
Denise LaSalle
Etta James
Irma Thomas
Ruth Brown
Trudy Lynn
 
Soul/Blues Male Artist of The Year
Bobby Blue Bland
Bobby Rush
Little Milton
Mighty Sam McClain
Wilson Pickett
 
Traditional Blues Album of The Year
Cephas and Wiggins, Homemade
Jimmy "T99" Nelson, Rockin' and Shoutin' the Blues
Louisiana Red, Millennium Blues
Muddy Waters, The Lost Tapes of Muddy Waters
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Moving to the Country
 
Traditional Blues Female Artist of The Year
Algia Mae Hinton
Ann Rabson
Annie Raines
Koko Taylor
Odetta
Rory Block
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist of The Year
Alvin Youngblood Hart
David Honeyboy Edwards
Frank Frost
Louisiana Red
R. L. Burnside
Snooky Pryor