2000 Living Blues Awards

Critics' Awards

Male Blues Artist of the Year
B.B. King

Female Blues Artist of the Year
Ruth Brown

Comeback Artist of the Year
Jimmy "T-99" Nelson

Best Live Performer
Bobby Rush

Most Outstanding Blues Singer
Little Milton

Most Outstanding Blues Drummer
Sam Carr

Most Deserving of Wider Attention
Chick Willis and George Stancell

Most Outstanding Blues Guitarist
Three-way tie: Roy Gaines, Joe Louis Walker, and B.B. King

Most Outstanding Blues Keyboardist
Pinetop Perkins

Most Outstanding Blues Musician
Nutmeg Horns

Most Outstanding Blues Musician other- Fife
Otha Turner

Best Traditional Blues Album, Best Cover Art/Photo,
and Blues Album of the Year

Corey Harris, Greens from the Garden (Alligator)

Blues Song of the Year
Basehead by Corey Harris

Best Debut Blues Album:
George Stancell, Gorgeous George (JSP)

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Luther Allison, Live In Chicago (Alligator)

Producer of the Year (New Recordings)
Timothy Duffy

Producer of the Year (Historical Reissue)
Brett Bonner, Living Country Blues (Evidence)

Best Soul-Blues Album
Tyrone Davis, Call Tyrone (Malaco)

Best Blues Album (Post-War Historical Recording)
Various Artists, Violin, Sing the Blue for Me (Old Hat)

Best Liner Notes
Brett Bonner, Living Country Blues (Evidence)


Readers' Awards

Female Blues Artist of the Year
Shemekia Copeland


Male Blues Artist of the Year
Magic Slim

Best Live Performer
Bobby Rush

Best Blues Album (New Recording)
Luther Allison, Live in Chicago (Alligator)

Best Blues Album (Historical Recording)
Various Artists, Living Country Blues (Evidence)

Most Outstanding Blues Keyboardist
Pinetop Perkins

Most Outstanding Blues Harmonicist
James Cotton

Most Outstanding Blues Guitarist (tie)
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and B.B. King

Most Outstanding Blues Singer
B.B. King