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Keb’ Mo’ to receive GRAMMY Museum’s Crossroads of American Music Award

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Five-time GRAMMY award-winner Keb’ Mo’ will be the recipient of the fifth annual Crossroads of American Music Award at this year’s gala at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.

The event, which will take place at the Cleveland museum at 6:00 p.m. on September 28, is set to feature a reception, dinner and cocktails, live music, and both a silent and live auction.

“As one of the most recognized and celebrated musicians of this generation, Keb’ Mo’ is synonymous with modern-day blues music,” Emily Havens, executive director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, said. “From his GRAMMY-winning hit albums and collaborations with some of the most iconic artists across a variety of genres, Keb’ Mo’s contributions to American music are immeasurable, and we know there is much more to come.”

“I’m incredibly honored that the Mississippi GRAMMY Museum chose me as the recipient of this year’s Crossroads of American Music award,” Keb’ Mo’ said. “It gives me so much joy to be recognized with this award for doing what I love the most and to be named alongside past recipients such as the legendary Bobby Rush and Jerry Lee Lewis. Thank you, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. This is an honor I’ll treasure forever.”

Established by the museum’s board of directors, the Crossroads of American Music Award honors an artist who has made significant musical contributions influenced by the creativity born in the cradle of American music.

Past recipients of the Crossroads of American Music Award are GRAMMY winners the late Charley Pride and Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Rush, and Marty Stuart.

The event will also feature the presentation of the 2023 L.U.C.Y. Award, which honors a K-12 educator from the state of Mississippi who embodies the educational mission of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.

Tickets to the gala go on sale to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Members online on August 18 before becoming available to the general public on August 25.

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