Shemekia Copeland won two Blues Music Awards this Thursday night in Memphis: Contemporary Blues Album and Album of the Year, both for America’s Child, released in August 2018.
Shemekia was also nominated for Instrumentalist Vocals, Contemporary Female Artist, and Song Of The Year (“Ain’t Got Time For Hate, written by John Hahn and Will Kimbrough, sung by Shemekia Copeland).
The 40th Blues Music Awards ceremony took place on Thursday, May 9, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. According to the Blues Foundation, the event “brings together blues performers, industry representatives, and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in blues recordings and performances from the previous year. The BMAs are generally recognized as the highest honor given to blues musicians and are awarded by vote of Blues Foundation members.”