31. August 2011 08:12
On Monday, August 29, the world lost another great blues legend when David “Honeyboy” Edwards of Shaw, Mississippi, passed away in his Chicago home. The GRAMMY-winning artist was known to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman.
Honeyboy achieved many accolades during his career, which included induction to the Blues Hall of Fame, several GRAMMY Awards, the Mississippi Arts Commission's Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award and many other notable recognitions. However, one of his fondest memories was being honored on the Mississippi Blues Trail on April 13, 2007.
19. May 2011 03:59
Governor Haley Barbour and First Lady Marsha Barbour will host the fifth annual Mississippi celebration of its GRAMMY® legacy at 7:30 p.m. June 7, 2011, at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi. The list of performers and honorees include 15-time GRAMMY winner B.B. King, GRAMMY nominees North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Benjamin Wright, Jimbo Mathus, Shannon McNally, Jay Dean and the Tropical World of Tango and host Joey Lauren Adams.
The GRAMMY® event is open to the public. Tickets are $50. For tickets click here