The Well - Alligator Records 2011 GRAMMY Nominee for Best Traditional Blues Album
2012 Blues Music Award Winner for Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year and for Best Instrumentalist Harmonica
2011 Blues Music Award Winner for Best Instrumentalist - Harmonica AND Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year! Also nominated for Album of the Year for The Well, Traditional Blues Album of the Year for The Well and Song of the Year for "Sad and Beautiful World"
Featured on Cyndi Lauper's, Memphis Blues, also a 2011 GRAMMY nominee for Best Traditional Blues Album
2010 Blues Hall of Fame Inductee
2011 Living Blues Award. Readers' Poll winner for Most Outstanding Musician award (Harmonica), for the fifth year in a row, his 9th overall Living Blues Award for Outstanding Musician.
2011 saw Charlie recognized in the DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll in both the Blues Artist category and Blues Album
2011 DownBeat Magazine Readers Poll - ranked among the Best Blues Artists and Best Blues Albums for The Well
Featured on Tom Waits latest album, Bad As Me, which entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #6 in November 2011. Charlie appears on five tracks, including the title track.
7-Time GRAMMY Nominee
27-Time Blues Music Award Winner
8-Time Living Blues Award Winner
Collaborations with Eddie Vedder, Tom Waits, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Gov't Mule, INXS, Mickey Hart, George Thorogood and personal friend and best man at his wedding John Lee Hooker.
Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame Honoree. Charlie's marker was placed outside of BB King's Nightclub in Memphis, TN in 2008.
2009 Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Honoree. Created by the Mississippi Blues Commission, the Blues Trail is composed of historical markers and interpretive sites located throughout the state. Other artists honored with markers to date include fellow legends B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Willie Dixon.