Friday, December 14, 2012

Magness receives 5 Blues Music Awards nominations

Janiva Magness

Alligator Records artist Janiva Magness, a Michigan native, has been nominated for five 2013 Blues Music Awards, presented by The Blues Foundation.
Magness, a vocalist/songwriter who attended Mount Clemens High School while living with her grandparents, was nominated for the prestigious B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year award. She also received nominations for Album Of The Year and Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year for her recording “Stronger For It,” Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year, and Song Of The Year for “I Won’t Cry” (by Magness and Dave Darling) from “Stronger For It.”

Detroit native Bettye LaVette was also nominated for the Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year award.

The 34rd Annual Blues Music Awards will be presented in Memphis on May 9, 2013 at the Cook Convention Center, and will be broadcast live in their entirety in Sirius XM's B.B. King's Bluesville.

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