The Blues Task Force submitted a proposal for two Blues categories (instead of just one) to the Awards and Nominations department of The Recording Academy earlier this year that passed their scrutiny and was ratified by the Board of Trustees in May.
We now have (1) Best Traditional Blues album and (2) Best Contemporary Blues album within the American Roots category effective immediately!!!
The first round of submissions opened July 1st and closes July 20th for recordings that were released between October 1st, 2015 and July 31st, 2016.
The final round of submissions opens August 10th and closes August 24th for recordings released in August and September of 2016.
We need to make the Blues Community aware of this exciting news and encourage all artists and labels to submit their work.
Active Members of The Recording Academy are invited to submit their recordings for GRAMMY consideration by signing in to GRAMMYPro.com during the dates listed. Click on the OEP (Online Entry Process) link and locate the RESOURCE button for the Eligibility Guidelines (Upper left).
If you are not a member and have questions about how to submit your recording, please contact Michael Freeman.
Michael Freeman, President
Blue Point Records
Barrington, IL 60011-1308
Recipient – Keeping the Blues Alive Award