Sunday, August 6, 2023

Local Blues Veteran Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne Honoured at Jus’ Blues Music Awards + Full Winners List

Local Blues veteran Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne added to his long list of accolades when he received the  Bobby “Blue” Bland Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jus’ Blues Foundation VIP Honoree Reception on August 2nd and at the Jus' Blues Music Awards "Night of the Living Legends" on August 3rd at the Bluesville Music Hall in Tunica, Mississippi.

“Life is a mystery and full of surprises and this Lifetime Achievement Award is surely a surprise,” said Wayne. “I am very honoured to be receiving it.”

Links: Kenny "Blues Boss" WayneMore Kenny "Blues Boss" StoriesVideo above courtesy of Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne - Topic

Other winners include:

  • William Bell Blues & Soul Award (Outstanding Accomplishments as an Artist, Arranger, Writer & Producer in The Genre Of Blues & Soul Music): William Bell

  • The Lucy Award, (Outstanding Guitar Artistry & Performances, Being on Fire & Feeling the Funk In The Blues): James "Super Chikan" Johnson

  • The King Of The Blues Award (Dedication to the Preservation Thru Performance Of Maintaining the Traditional Heritage of the Blues): Rashad The Blues Kid

  • The Koko Taylor Queen of the Blues Award (Outstanding Works in Maintaining the Preservation of Performing in The Traditional Blues Heritage): Nora Jean Wallace

  • The Willie Dixon Songwriters Award (Outstanding Achievements in Songwriting in Blues & Soul Music): Corey Harris

  • The Willie Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award (Outstanding Productions & Accomplishments in Blues & Soul Music: Oona Mitchell & Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell

  • The Bobby Rush Blues Entertainer Award (Outstanding Musicianship Performing Traditional Blues Music): Dennis Jones

  • The Denise Lasalle Recording Excellence Award (Outstanding Production in Recording Blues & Soul Music): Vickie Baker

  • Blues Living Legend Award (Artist We Respect as a Living Legend for Their Outstanding Accomplishments and Contributions to Blues & Soul Music): Bob Stroger

  • The Millie Jackson Classy & Sassy Award (Outstanding Female Artistry That Keeps it Real in Blues & Soul Music): Diedra

  • The Benny Latimore “Let's Straighten It Out Award” (Outstanding Accomplishments for the Preservation of Blues & Soul Music Heritage Behind The Scenes): Morgan Freeman

  • The Little Milton Campbell Real Blues Man Award (Outstanding Accomplishments Being a Most Soulful Blues & Soul Singer & Guitarist): Wayne Baker Brooks

  • The Ruben Hughes Blues Radio Personality Award (Outstanding Accomplishments in the Preservation of Programming Blues & Soul Music on The Radio: Jerry "Boogie" Mason

  • The Muddy Award (Outstanding Music Contributions To The Blues): Jesse Robinson

  • The Juke Joint Award (Outstanding Blues & Soul Entertainment Preserving the Juke Joint Style and Preserving the Traditions of the Chitlin' Circuit Clubs: Sharon Lewis

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