Sunday night thousands of Mississippians across the state tuned in to watch the 60th annual Grammy awards.
Mississippi Musician and Artist in Residence at the Delta Music Institute said that with a recent category creation of the traditional blues category, the Grammys are paying tribute to where R&B started.
“I think they are looking at the roots and starting to gravitate toward what really started it all which is us and our delta blues,” said Steve Azar, Artist in Residence at the Delta Music Institute.
This year, three Mississippians were nominated for Grammy awards.
Bobby Rush was nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Sonny Landreth for Best Contemporary Blues Album, and first time nominee R.L. Boyce for Best Traditional Blues Album.