Award-winning blues and soul vocalist Janiva Magness will celebrate the release of her new Alligator Records CD, STRONGER FOR IT. Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today; her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty born from her life experience. For 2013 Magness is nominated for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year "I Won't Cry," Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, and Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year. Pretty incredible. In 2012, Magness was nominated for Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year; last year, Magness was nominated for four 2011 Blues Music Awards: B.B. King Entertainer of the Year; Album of the Year (The Devil Is An Angel Too); Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year (The Devil Is An Angel Too). She won the coveted 2009 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year (she is only the second woman to ever win this award, Koko Taylor being the first) and for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year, an honor she also received in 2006 and 2007. "Through her passionate vocals and, for the first time, through her own original songs, Magness, with STRONGER FOR IT, delivers the most moving and intimate album of her career."