Diunna was the 2014 winner of The Koko Taylor award for best traditional female artist in blues.
She was named LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE Female Artist Of The Year Critic's Choice for year 2015.
In 2005 she and her band " Blue Mercy " won first place in the International Blues Challenge
In 2008 Diunna won the Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut.
Her band, Blue Mercy was the backing band for Pinetop Perkins when he won his first Grammy Award.
Diunna was also the female vocalist with The Muddy Waters Legends Tribute Band for more than a dozen years.