Some people have called Gary Clark, Jr. the future of Texas #blues and the young man has some of the hardware to back up those claims.
Clark swept the 31st annual Austin Music Awards for 2012-2013, collecting eight awards, he earned the following: Band of the Year, Musician of the Year, Song of the Year - "Ain't Messin Round" (from Blak and Blu), Album of the Year - Blak and Blu, Electric Guitarist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Blues/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year.
For his song "Ain't Messin Round" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOyCwvV8VeI), Clark was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 2013. On January 26, 2014, Clark won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards Ceremony for his song "Please Come Home."
In 2014, Clark won a Blues Music Award in the 'Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year' category.