The Kentucky Blues Challenge has been a regional qualifying round for the International Blues Challenge.
Due to the Pandemic we are no longer able to participate in Live Events. We’ve had a great run of superior talent. Here are our past representatives chosen by our members.
2003 –The Kyle Daniel Band
2004 –The Kyle Daniel Band
2005 –Willie Smith and the Fender Benders (band), Andrea and Krawl (solo/duo)
2006 –C J Vaughn & Highway 58 (band), Brennan Graves (solo/duo)
2007 –Willie Smith and the Fender Benders (band), Michael Gough and John Martin(solo/duo)
2008 –Dirty Finger Blues Band (band), Brian Witty (solo/duo), Kenton Bryant and Aaron Holder (youth showcase)
2009 –Chuck Wells and Stone Cold Blues (band), Micah Kesselring (solo/duo), The Blues Teens (youth showcase)
2010 –Tee Dee Young and Scandalous (band), Wayne Harper (solo/duo), The Dipthongs (youth showcase)
2011 –Alonzo Pennington Band (band), R. B. Stone (solo/duo), Aaron, Trey & Ian (youth showcase)
2012-Them Bones (band), Randy Colvin (solo/duo), Mo’ Pie (youth showcase)
2013-Boscoe France Band (band), Alonzo Pennington (solo/duo), Mo’ Pie (youth showcase)
2014-Fat Box (band), Boscoe France and Ian Lovelace (solo/duo), Mo’ Pie (youth showcase)
2015-Everett and Delta Storm (band), Jesse Black (solo/duo), Kentucky Blues Crusade (youth showcase)
2016-Everett and Delta Storm (band), Jesse Black (solo/duo), Lew Jetton “Rain” (Best CD)
2017-Tee Dee Young (band), Hurt and Hammer (solo/duo), Lew Jetton “Palestine Blues” (Best CD)
2018 – Meg Williams Band (band), Larry Grisham and Rico Thomas (solo/duo), Alan Morris “65” (Best CD)
2019- Stillwell*France Band (band), John Martin and Michael Gough (solo/duo)
Our selection process has used the same criteria as the IBC.