Awards & Winners

Big Bill Broonzy

Date of Birth 26-June-1893
Place of Birth Lake Dick, Arkansas
(Arkansas, Jefferson County, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Bill Broonzy, William Lee Conley Broonzy, Big Boy Broonzy, Big Bill Brooney, Big Bill Broozy, Broonzy, Big Bill, Lee Conley Bradley, "Big Bill", "Big Bill Johnson", Big Bill Bronzy, Bronzy, Big Bill
Profession Songwriter, Singer, Musician, Preacher, Soldier, Guitarist
Big Bill Broonzy was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the 1930s and 1940s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with working class African-American audiences. In the 1950s a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival and an international star. His long and varied career marks him as one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century. Broonzy copyrighted more than 300 songs during his lifetime, including both adaptations of traditional folk songs and original blues songs. As a blues composer, he was unique in that his compositions reflected the many vantage points of his rural-to-urban experiences.

Awards by Big Bill Broonzy

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Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Key to the Highway / Green Grass Blues