The 2011 Blues Blast Music Award Nominations

The Blues Blast Music Awards honor contemporary Blues artists and their recordings. Artists with major labels and indie artists are eligible to be considered. The eligibility release period for specific recordings is from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. Categories such as Male Blues Artist, Female Blues Artist, Blues Band and the Rising Star Award are not tied to these specific dates. These categories are based on recent observations of performances of touring artists over the past year.


Contemporary Blues Recording Of The Year Traditional Blues Recording Of The Year
New Artist Debut Recording Of The Year Song Of The Year
Male Blues Artist Of The Year Female Blues Artist Of The Year
Blues Band Of The Year Rising Star Award

How To Send Your Releases To The Blues Blast Music Awards Nominators

If the BBMA nominators do not know about your release, they can't nominate it. Until April 15th, you can GUARANTEE that your CD or DVD actually gets into the hands of our nominators to consider. Here is how to get your CD or DVD into the hands of the nominators for consideration.

We begin accepting submissions from labels and artists on March 1st. Artist do not necessarily have to submit their releases to be considered but any that do will have their recordings screened by the nominators.  (Our Nominators can't nominate something they haven't heard!)

We have 30 nominators so you need to send 30 individual copies to the address below before April 15th, 2011. Any received after that date may not get sent to the nominators.

There is no charge for this. We will cover the cost and effort to get your eligible CD or DVD release into the hands of the nominators if you send them in.  We reserve the right to change this policy in future years. Please CLICK HERE and print a copy of the submission form. Please fill out a separate copy for each release submitted.

Fill it out with all the details and include it in the box with the CD's. It is recommended that you include delivery confirmation in your mailing to be sure we receive your submission. CD's received after April 15th, 2011 may not reach the nominators so hurry and get your submissions in today!

Nominators begin submitting their nominations May 1st and final nominations will be announced after May 31st, 2010. Voting Begins in July. The winners in the 2011 Blues Blast Music Awards will be announced on Thursday October 27th, 2011.

Mailing Address

Blues Blast Magazine
ATTN: 2011 Blues Blast Music Awards
P.O. Box 721
Pekin, Illinois 61555

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