It was Buddy Guy's night on Thursday at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN.
He took home five trophies for Album of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album (both for Living Proof), Song of the Year (for the song Living Proof), Contemporary Blues Male Artist and the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year.
All around, it was also a night for veteran artists as they scored in 20 out of the 26 categories presented. Among the double winners were the late-Solomon Burke, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Charlie Musselwhite while single awards went to the likes of Luther Allison, Irma Thomas, Pinetop Perkins, the Nighthawks, John Hammond and Dr. John.
The winners, with the veteran artists in bold:
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year - Buddy Guy
Band of the Year - The Derek Trucks Band
Album of the Year - Living Proof - Buddy Guy
Song of the Year - Living Proof - Tom Hambridge & Buddy Guy
Best New Artist Debut On the Floor - Matt Hill
Historical Album of the Year - Harmonica Blues - Bob Corritore & Friends
DVD - Songs from the Road - Luther Allison
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year - Living Proof - Buddy Guy
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year - Robin Rogers
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year - Buddy Guy
Soul Blues Album of the Year - Nothing's Impossible - Solomon Burke
Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year - Irma Thomas
Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year - Solomon Burke
Traditional Blues Album of the Year - Joined At the Hip - Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith
Koko Taylor Award - Traditional Female Artist of the Year - Ruthie Foster
Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year - Charlie Musselwhite
Acoustic Album of the Year - Last Train to Bluesville - The Nighthawks
Acoustic Artist of the Year - John Hammond
Rock Blues Album of the Year - Live! In Chicago - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bryan Lee and Buddy Flett
Instrumentalist - Bass - Bob Stroger
Instrumentalist - Drums - Cedric Burnside
Instrumentalist - Guitar - Derek Trucks
Instrumentalist - Harmonica - Charlie Musselwhite
Instrumentalist - Horn - Eddie Shaw
Instrumentalist - Other - Sonny Rhodes (Lap Steel Guitar)
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