Jackson, Mississippi (AP)-Mississippi’s prestigious blues and rock artists have been nominated for Grammy Awards.
Jackson’s 86-year-old Bobby Rush was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album on his album “Rawer Than Raw”. Rush previously won a Grammy Award for the 2017 record Porcupine Meat.
Rush won 12 Blues Music Awards and was named to the Blues Hall of Fame, the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame.
Bentonia’s Jimmy “Duck” Holmes was also nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album on his album “Cypress Grove”.
73-year-old Holmes is the owner of Bluefront Cafe, the oldest surviving juke joint in Mississippi. Holmes’ parents, the tenants Carrie and Mary Holmes, started their business in the late 1940s.
Hernando rock band North Mississippi All-Stars Lutheran and Cody Dickinson have been nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy for “Up and Rolling.”
North Mississippi Allstars was previously nominated for a Grammy Award for their first album, “Shake Hands and Shorty,” released in 2000.
The winners of the Grammy Awards will be announced on January 31, 2021.
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Several Mississippi musicians have been nominated for Grammy Awards
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