The nominees for the 2013 Blues Music Awards were announced on Wednesday, with rising star John Nemeth and veteran blues diva Janiva Magness leading the way with five nominations each. Magness was recognized for her latest CD, Stronger For It, while Nemeth earned noms for a pair of recent live albums, Blues Live and Soul Live.
The 34th annual edition of the awards — presented by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation — will be held at the Cook Convention Center on May 9. The ceremony will once again be broadcast live on Sirius XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville station.<a title= “Read More” href=http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/dec/12/nemeth-magness-lead-nominations-for-blues-awards/?CID=happeningnow>Read More</a>