“I would like to congratulate all the nominees and thank Blues Music Awards for nominating Dust Bowl and Don’t Explain.” – Joe Bonamassa
Blues Music Awards Nominees
2012 – 33rd Blues Music Awards

The Blues Foundation will present the 33rd Blues Music Awards on May 10, 2012 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Performers, industry representatives and fans from around the globe gathered to celebrate the best in Blues recording and performance from 2011.

The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. The presenting sponsor will once again be The Gibson Foundation. 2012 Blues Music Awards sponsors include ArtsMemphis, BMI, Blue Mountain Artists, Catfood Records, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, First Tennessee Foundation, Gibson Foundation, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Sony/Legacy and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Rock Blues Album
2120 South Michigan Ave. George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Dust Bowl Joe Bonamassa
Greyhound Mike Zito
Man In Motion Warren Haynes
Shiver Too Slim and the Taildraggers
Contemporary Blues Album
Don’t Explain Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Medicine Tab Benoit
The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too Johnny Sansone
The Skinny Ian Siegal & the Youngest Sons
Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue–Live! Various Artists
Unconditional Ana Popovic