The Nighthawks win their first Blues Music Award

In the 32 years since the inception of the Blues Music Awards (formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards), legendary Washington, D.C., band The Nighthawks had never even been nominated before in any category. That all changed when the 2011 nominations were announced late last year, as the group’s Last Train to Bluesville album, released in February 2010, was nominated for “Acoustic Album of the Year.” And on May 5 in Memphis at the annual Blues Foundation awards presentation, The Nighthawks heard their name read as the winner. Amid whoops and hollers from the packed audience at the Cook Convention Center, Mark Wenner, Paul Bell, Johnny Castle and Mark Stutso proudly bounded to the stage to accept their first-ever Blues Music Award. Later that night, The Nighthawks performed two songs from the album to the Convention Center audience and to listeners of the live broadcast on Sirius XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville channel. (See press page for full release)

4 thoughts on “The Nighthawks win their first Blues Music Award

  1. Steve Hamrick

    Congrats guys….I have been a big fan for 30+ years. You guys are true road warriors and deserve the recognition. I hope you roll for another 30.

  2. Tom Perry

    Congratulations fellas……….well deserved for your tireless effort to perform professionally ALWAYS……….and never leaving the crowd without getting their moneys worth no matter how many people in the audience……….You inspire me by your professionalism and dedication to your work………keep it up guys, your mojo is contagious…….TP

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