What do Diplo, Luther Dickinson & Tig Notaro have in common?
If you follow music, you may already know a vast number of GRAMMY Award® winners and nominees share a common home: Mississippi. In fact, the state has produced more GRAMMY winners and nominees than any other state, earning the title, “The Birthplace of America’s Music.”
Mississippians continue to have an extensive influence on popular music and culture with the 59th GRAMMY Awards, racking up another seven nominations and two Lifetime Achievement Awards. These nominations include pop music’s biggest artists, country music pioneers, blues torchbearers and an acclaimed comedian.
Keep this rundown of Mississippi’s 2017 GRAMMY nominees handy as you watch the GRAMMYs live on CBS, Sunday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. CT.
Album of the Year
Diplo for Beyonce, “Lemonade”
Diplo for Justin Bieber, “Purpose”
Song of the Year
Khalif Brown (Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd) for Beyonce, “Formation”
Best Traditional Blues Album
Luther Dickinson for “Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook: Volumes I & II)”
Vasti Jackson for “The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers”
Bobby Rush for “Porcupine Meat”
Best Comedy Album
Tig Notaro for “Boyish Girl Interrupted”
Lifetime Achievement Award
Be sure to add the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in Cleveland, Miss., to your road-trip itinerary. The only GRAMMY Museum located outside of Los Angeles explores the past, present and future of music while casting a spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi.
Discover more of Mississippi’s music history and today’s live music at http://www.visitmississippi.org/americana/