1986 - 7th Annual Blues Awards

Band of The Year (Foreign)
Powder Blues
 
Band of The Year (US)
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
 
Blues Single of The Year
Change of Heart/I Got Loaded/Phone Booth/Bad Influence - Robert Cray (Demon/England)
 
Contemporary Blues Album (Foreign)
Live in Europe - Otis Rush (Isabel/France)
 
Contemporary Blues Album (US)
Showdown! - Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland (Alligator)
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Koko Taylor
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Robert Cray
 
Song of The Year
False Accusations - written by Dennis Walker, Robert Cray & Richard Cousins; recorded by Robert Cray
 
Traditional Blues Album
Jealous - John Lee Hooker (Pausa)
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist
John Lee Hooker
 
Tradtional Blues Female Artist
Sippie Wallace
 
Vintage/Reissue (Foreign)
The Chess Years - Sonny Boy Williamson (Charly-Chess Box/England)
 
Vintage/Reissue Album (US)
King of The Slide Guitar - Elmore James (Kent)
 
Vocalist of The Year
Robert Cray