ZZ TOP’S BILLY F GIBBONS, BUDDY GUY AMONG WINNERS AT 2019 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS

ZZ Top frontman Billy F Gibbons and blues legend Buddy Guy were among the artists who took home trophies at the 40th Blues Music Awards, held Thursday at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

Gibbons won the Blues Rock Album award for his 2018 solo effort, The Big Bad Blues. He also was nominated for the Blues Rock Artist prize.
Guy nabbed the Traditional Blues Album honor for his latest record, The Blues Is Alive and Well. One of the songs on the album, “Cognac” — which features guest guitar work from Jeff Beck and Keith Richards.

For a second year in a row, E Street Band guitarist hosted the ceremony. Among this year’s presenters were Wayne Shepherd and Maria Muldaur.

To check out the full list of winners at Blues.org.

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  • Allen
    May 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm  - Reply

    Congrats, on the Blues Music Award for the best Blues Rock Album, Billy !!! What an awesome album! You definitely earned it!! We love you here in Memphis!

  • Michael Kelly
    May 12, 2019 at 8:11 pm  - Reply

    You are the MAN….get back up in the woods of Maine, soon…old boy….

  • Thom McLain
    June 10, 2019 at 8:51 am  - Reply

    Long time fans, had power trio ourselves in the 60’s. A beautiful Monday morning here in Stevensville Montana, gotta get the rider mower goin, got 5 acres of grass to kill. Reading your interview, thinking how cool would it be to get you guys out here Big Sky Brewing, Kettlehouse Amphitheatre in Bonner or East to Great Falls. Bozeman is working on a 1500 seat amphitheatre, they got a good music store there too, Music Villa. Hope to hear you guys out here.

  • Richard Baugh
    September 22, 2019 at 6:33 pm  - Reply

    Good job, Billy, Keep on truckin’ but please truck on over to Pocatello Idaho again, it’s been forever since you gave me (a poor security gaurd at I S U a hand full of picks out of the goodness of your heart…Wow! What a concert..Thank you for such great music. Richard Baugh

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