The Blues Music Foundation presented the 41st Annual Blues Music Awards via virtual ceremony on Sunday, May 3, 2020, awarding the indefatigable Sugaray Rayford the prestigious B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and for the second consecutive year as well as the Soul Blues Male Artist Award. The singer was also nominated in four additional categories.
This past December, Rayford was nominated for a 2020 Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album, for the critically acclaimed Somebody Save Me, released in March 2019 on Forty Below Records.
These honors mark the latest in a series of awards that Rayford has won in the past year, including a pair of 2019 Muddy Awards for Best Performance and Best Recording, as well as a win for Blues Blast Magazine’s Best Blues Band.