1983 - 4th Annual Blues Awards

Blues Instrumentalist
Albert Collins
B.B. King
Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Jay McShann
Johnny Copeland
 
Blues Single of The Year
Got My Mojo Working/Rocket 88-Muddy Waters and Jackie Brenston--(Chess)
 
Blues Song of The Year
Country Preacher, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Johnson Band
 
Blues Vocalist of The Year
Big Joe Turner
Bobby "Blue" Bland
John Lee Hooker
Johnny Copeland
Larry Davis
Z.Z. Hill
 
Contemporary Blues Album (Foreign)
Grand Slam-Magic Slim & The Teardrops (Rooster Blues/England)
 
Contemporary Blues Album (US)
Don't Lose Your Cool-Albert Collins (Alligator)
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Big Mama Thornton
Etta James
Koko Taylor
Lynn White
Queen Sylvia Embry
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Albert Collins
B.B. King
Big Joe Turner
Johnny Copeland
Z.Z. Hill
 
Entertainer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
 
Traditional Blues Album
Sippie - Sippie Wallace (Atlantic)
 
Traditional Blues Female Artist
Alberta Hunter
Jessie Mae Hemphill
Linda Hopkins
Mama Yancey
Queen Ida
Sippie Wallace
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist
James "Son" Thomas
Jay McShann
Johnny Shines
Louisiana Red
Robert Jr. Lockwood
Sunnyland Slim
 
Vintage or Reissue Album of the Year (Foreign)
King of The Slide Guitar - Elmore James (Ace/England)
 
Vintage or Reissue Album of The Year (US)
The Okeh Sessions - Big Maybelle (Epic)