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Three local roots artists are gaining national and international recognition for recent projects 

By HAL HOROWITZ Wednesday May 1, 2024 06:24 PM EDT

 

EXCERPT "Three local roots artists are gaining national and international recognition for recent projects. William Bell, Jontavious Willis, and Blackberry Smoke are all receiving wide acclaim for their Georgia music.

William Bell attained local living legend status some time ago. While not born or raised in Atlanta, he has called the city home for decades (he moved here from Memphis in 1969)… END OF EXCERPT 

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https://creativeloafing.com/content-558537-blues-beyond-georgia-on-their

The Grammy Award HALL OF FAME GALA 

On March 20th, the Recording Academy® revealed the 2024 inducted recordings to the distinguished GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® on its 50th anniversary. 

 

This year’s additions include four albums and six singles that exhibit qualitative or historical significance and are at least 25 years old. Among the singles inducted is the 1961 debut single written and recorded by William Bell and released on Stax Records, You Don't Miss Your Water. Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy comments, “We’re proud to unveil the diverse mix of recordings entering the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in its 50th year. The music showcased here has played a pivotal role in shaping our cultural landscape, and it’s a true honor to recognize these albums and recordings, along with the profound influence each has had on music and beyond.” Today, we congratulate and celebrate William Bell for the induction of his recording of You Don't Miss Your Water into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame!

 

It’s a given that most original American music — country and western, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, the blues — came from the South. 

Art Credit Ric Watkins / AJC

Article By Bo Emerson Feb 18, 2024

Excerpt "It’s a given that most original American music — country and western, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, the blues — came from the South. READ FULL ARTICLE

https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-black-history/georgias-mount-rushmore-of-music/CDX33TJ5DNBVZLU6OOOX5SGC7Y/

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