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Sunflower Congratulates Former Festival Headliners Nominated for Prestigious 2014 Grammy Awards

Press Release - 12/09/2013

Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

Panny Mayfield, publicist

Robert Plant

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.

Bobby Rush

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.

Charlie Musselwhite

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 January 26, 2014 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."

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