Mannish Boys Leads Blues Noms

The group Mannish Boys leads all nominees for the upcoming Blues Music Awards in Memphis with six nominations, including album and band of the year.

The Blues Foundation announced the nominations Tuesday.

Tied with four each: Elvin Bishop, Eden Brent, Janiva Magness, Curtis Salgado and Watermelon Slim.

Buddy Guy is nominated for three awards and B.B. King for two.

The awards show will be held May 7 at the Cook Convention Center.

For a complete list of nominees, check out the Blues Foundation’s Web site at