CE Artists Nominated for The 40th Blues Music Awards

A diverse group of Concerted Efforts artists have earned prestigious recognition

for nominations in the 40th Blues Music Awards!


  • Dom Flemons’ Black Cowboys has been nominated for Best Acoustic Album.
  • Kevin Burt’s Heartland and Soul for Best Emerging Artist Album
  • The Living History Band’s Chicago Plays the Stones for Best Contemporary Blues Album
  • Ruthie Foster for the Koko Taylor Award (Best Traditional Blues Female Artist)
  • Ronnie Baker Brooks for Best Contemporary Blues Male Artist
  • William Bell for Best Soul Blues Male Artist

The Blues Foundation will reveal the winners at its gala ceremony in Memphis, TN on May 9th.

To see the rest of the nominees, click here.