2017 Blues Blast Awards Information


The 2017 Blues Blast Music Award Information

The Blues Blast Music Awards honor contemporary Blues artists and their recordings. Artists with major labels and all indie artists are eligible to be considered.

The eligibility period for specific recordings is music released from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. Categories such as Male Blues Artist, Female Blues Artist, Blues Band and the Rising Star Award are not tied to these specific dates but instead are based on our nominators recent observations of performances of touring artists over the past year.


Contemporary Blues Album Traditional Blues Album
Soul Blues Album Rock Blues Album
Acoustic Blues Album Live recording Of The Year
New Artist Debut Album Historical or Vintage Recording
Male Blues Artist Of The Year Female Blues Artist Of The Year
Blues Band Of The Year Sean Costello Rising Star Award

How To Send Your Releases To The Blues Blast Music Awards Nominators

We begin accepting submissions from labels and artists on March 1st. Details on the submission process will be announced in Blues Blast Magazine and on our website in February of 2017