LaVette, whose career now spans almost 60 years, won for Soul Blues Female Artist.
The ballad comes off the legendary singer’s forthcoming album, ‘Blackbirds.’
The timely cover comes off the legendary singer’s forthcoming album, ‘Blackbirds’.
The vocal stylist took the decision to release the track ahead of schedule because of its all-too-topical poignancy in the issue of American racism.
With her new album, ‘Things Have Changed’, soul singer Bettye LaVette covers Bob Dylan classics, taking them “out of his mouth and putting them into mine”.
The two showpiece occasions were due to take place in Memphis on 6 and 7 May respectively.
The 14 honorees for 2020 span almost a century of music, with nods for a wide range of artists from Victoria Spivey to Bettye Lavette.
Among other successes, the Michigan outfit received the outstanding major label recording award for 2018 release 'Anthem of the Peaceful Army,'
Tom Jones, Rodney Crowell, Bettye LaVette, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and others are on an upcoming tribute to bluesmaster Elmore James, out on 26 January 2018.
Paul Weller has produced, played and sung on the forthcoming new album by British group Stone Foundation, due on 31 March, 2017.
Eric Bibb, Bobby Rush, William Bell and Joe Bonamassa are among the artists in the 38th Blues Music Award Nominees.
A reunion of James Brown band members and another of GRP label greats are part of the fifth annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival in New Jersey next month.
The Official Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame on 21 August will induct Fats Domino, Sam & Dave, Prince, Smokey Robinson, the Supremes and others.
The 37th annual Blues Awards in Memphis brought double wins for Buddy Guy, Walter Trout and others, and posthumous awards for Allen Toussaint and Otis Clay.