Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
12/09/13: Sunflower congratulates former festival headliners

nominated for prestigious 2014 Grammy awards
 

   CLARKSDALE – The Sunflower River Blues Association congratulates former headliners Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush and Robert Plant on their 2014 Grammy nominations, announce  John Sherman and Charles Tillis, co-chairmen. 

   Quintessential rock band Led Zeppelin with Robert Plant as front man, has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Performance category with “Kashmir” and Best Rock Album with “Celebration.”

   Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters, headlined the Sunflower’s 25th anniversary celebration in August 2012, with Musselwhite and Rush, who have headed multiple Sunflower festivals.

Earlier Plant and bluegrass celebrity Alison Krauss won five Grammys for their “Raising Sand” album.

   With numerous past Grammy nominations in his career, Musselwhite has earned two more: Best Blues Album with “Remembering Little Walter” along with others musicians; and “Get Up” with Ben Harper.

   Bobby Rush is nominated also for Best Blues Album with “Down in Louisiana.” His friendship with the late Melville Tillis, former Sunflower co-chairman, spanned many decades,says Charles Tillis.

   Grammy nominations were announced Friday, and the awards presentation will take place Jan. 26 in   Los Angeles at the Staples Center.

   “All three are super stars and special friends of Clarksdale and our Sunflower Association,” agree Sherman and Tillis. “We wish them the best.”

   Namelines for three nominees – all pictured on the Sunflower main stage:

Luther Dickinson
 Charlie Musselwhite

 

Heather Crosse
Bobby Rush

Heather Crosse
 Robert Plant





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