2014 Blues Blast Music Award Nominations Information


The 2014 Blues Blast Music Award Nominations Information

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

The eligibility release period for specific recordings is from April 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014. 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 Song Of The Year
New Artist Debut Album Blues DVD
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. If the BBMA nominators do not know about your release, they can’t nominate it. 

Artist do not necessarily have to submit their releases to be considered but any that do will have their recordings screened by the nominators.  (Our Nominators can’t nominate something they haven’t heard!)

We have 30 nominators so you need to send 30 individual copies to the address below before April 15th, 2013. Any received after that date may not get sent to the nominators.

There is no charge for this. We will cover the cost and effort to get your eligible CD or DVD release into the hands of the nominators if you send them in.  We reserve the right to change this policy in future years. Please CLICK HERE and print a copy of the submission form. Please fill out a separate copy of this release form for each release submitted.

Fill it out with all the details and include it in the box with each submission. It is recommended that you send the submissions First Class Mail and include delivery confirmation in your mailing to be sure we receive your submission. CD’s received after April 15th, 2014 may not reach the nominators so hurry and get your submissions in today!

Nominators begin returning their nominations May 1st and final nominations will be announced after May 31st, 2014. Voting Begins in July.

Mailing Address For Submissions

2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
P.O. Box 721
Pekin, Illinois 61555

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