Benoit is a three-time Grammy-nominated musician and five-time “Contemporary Male” Blues Music Award Winner. Benoit began releasing music in 1993 with the release of “Nice and Warm.” In 2006, he received a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for “Brother to the Blues,” a collaboration with Louisiana’s LeRoux. LeRoux joined Benoit on “Power of the Pontchartrain” in 2007 and the live “Night Train to Nashville” in 2008.
In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis.