December 11, 2016

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Two of blues' biggest names, Mississippi legend Bobby Rush and contemporary artist Janiva Magness, received Grammy nominations in the 59th Annual Grammy Awards announcements this morning. The awards will be announced at the Grammy Awards ceremony on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles. It's Rush's fourth nomination, this one for his critically acclaimed Rounder Records debut album Porcupine Meat. With special guests Dave Alvin, Joe Bonamassa, Keb' Mo', and Vasti Jackson, and backing from the New Orleans "A" team, the release cemented Bobby Rush's legacy as the most vital blues artist of his generation. Producer was Rounder's Scott Billington. Rush is a 10-time Blues Music Award winner, and 41-time nominee.

Rush was previously nominated for his albums Hoochie Man (2000), Down in Louisiana (2013) and Decisions with the band Blinddog Smokin' (2014).

"How much you wanna bet he finally wins that Grammy?" predicted Goldmine magazine of the album, while No Depression e...

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