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Albert Collins Live Release Named Historical Album Of The Year


05/12/2009
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(Kayos) The honors just keep coming for Eagle Rock Entertainment in 2009. The 30th Annual Blues Music Awards named the Albert Collins: Live at Montreux 1992 CD (released March 4, 2008) as "Historical Album Of The Year!"

Held Thursday, May 7 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN, the Blues Music Awards brings together performers, industry representatives and fans to celebrate blues music and the impact it has had on American culture. Acquiring such success at this event is truly an honor, and Eagle is proud to accept this award.

"It is gratifying that the blues community understands the great work we are doing with our partner, The Montreux Jazz Festival in bringing the highest quality performance series from this esteemed festival to the home entertainment market. This award is a wonderful acknowledgement of respect to Albert Collins' legacy in the blues world," states Mike Carden, President of Operations North America, Eagle Rock Entertainment.

This magnificent album captures the blues guitar legend giving his all to the Montreux stage. Collins, also known as "The Ice Man," spent forty years influencing a vast array of artists and guitar greats. Live at Montreux 1992, was also released with a DVD companion. Collins passed away the year after this performance was recorded.

This wasn't the only honor that Eagle received that night. The Albert Collins DVD installment was also nominated for the "DVD Of The Year" award, along with Carlos Santana's Carlos Santana Plays Blues at Montreux 2004 (released April 2008). Gary Moore's Bad For You Baby (released October 2008) was up for "Rock Blues Album Of The Year."

Another addition to the label's shining stature, Eagle has recently enjoyed success with it's Jeff Beck Performing This Week…Live From Ronnie Scott's DVD and Black Label Society's Skullage CD/DVD package. They both hit #1 on the Music DVD Soundscan charts. Clearly, Eagle is cranking out the hits, and more success is sure to come with the releases they've got brewing for the summer.



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