Mississippi Artists Win at 2016 GRAMMYs

Mississippi was well represented at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 15.

The 2016 GRAMMY nominees with Mississippi ties were:

Cedric Burnside
Best Blues Album: Descendants of Hill Country 

John Primer & Various Artists
Best Blues Album: Muddy Waters 100

Keyone’ Starr, Featured Artist 
Best Pop Vocal Album: Uptown Special

Mavis Staples
Best American Roots Recording: See That My Grave is Kept Clean

The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records
Best Boxed or Limited Edition Package

Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947–1959
Best Historical Album

Of those nominations, the following were winners in their category:

Best American Roots Performance: Mavis Staples, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Various Artists, The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)

On March 5, The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is set to open. The museum is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, while casting a spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. Cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience — engaging, educating and inspiring the next generation of artists. More information on The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi can be found here.