House honors Bobby Rush for Grammy

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Clancy Smith, Mississippi House

Mississippi Blues musician Bobby Rush holds a House resolution commending his recent Grammy Award. Rep. Kabir Karriem was the lead sponsor of the resolution. 

Legislators honored Mississippi Blues musician Bobby Rush in the Mississippi House Chamber with the presentation of House Concurrent Resolution 67 on Tuesday.

Rush won the first golden gramophone of his career at the 59th Grammy Awards, held on Feb. 12, the House noted in a press release.

The 83-year-old musician won the traditional Blues category for his album “Porcupine Meat.”

Rush spoke and sang to the House as he accepted a framed copy of the resolution.

Rush has recorded more than 370 songs during his 66-year career, according to the release.

He had been nominated for a Grammy on three prior occasions.

Rush’s first Grammy win occurred on the same night that Mississippians Charley Pride and Jimmie Rodgers were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.