Buddy Guy And Shemekia Copeland Lead Blues Music Awards Noms

(The Blues) Grammy nominees Buddy Guy and Shemekia Copeland have both been nominated for Blues Music Awards. The 37th annual shortlist has been published ahead of a gala ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee on May 5 next year.

James Harman has received five nominations while Anthony Geraci and Sugaray Rayford have four each. Guy and Copeland are both listed in the Contemporary Blues Album category, while Guy's Born To Play Guitar is up for Album Of The Year and Copeland is among the B.B. King Entertainer and Contemporary Blues Female Artist finalists.

She's named alongside Beth Hart, Karen Lovely, Nikki Hill and Samantha Fish in that category, while the Male Artist list features Brandon Santini, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Jarekus Singleton, Joe Louis Walker and Rayford.

Walker, Joe Bonamassa, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Tinsley Ellis and Walter Trout make up the Rock Blues Album category. Organizers say: "The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded to blues music performers. The annual ceremony is to honor this rich cultural tradition by recognizing the past year's superior achievements in blues performance, songwriting and recording." See the list of nominees here.

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