Blues Legend Bobby Rush Shares His Thoughts On Being A Pioneer

Blues legend Bobby Rush visited the Wolf Creek Ampitheather for the 3rd annual BBQ & Blues Festival.  He speaks on his journey as a blues artist.  He also shares his thoughts on being a pioneer in the business.

Rush received recognition for his music after the release of his 22nd album Rush, when he was awarded “Best Male Soul Blues Artist” at the Blues Music Awards. He also received “best acoustic artist” and “best acoustic album” for his album Raw. His album, Hoochie Mamawas nominated for a Grammy award in the blues music section in 2000. Rush has been awarded 17 blues music awards in his lifetime, and in 2006 he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.[7] In May 2015, Rush cut the ribbon for the Blues Hall of Fame with an introduction by the Memphis Head of Tourism.

In 2013, Rush was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the ‘Soul Blues Male Artist’ category.[8] In 2014, Rush’s album Down in Louisiana, was Grammy-nominated for “Best Blues Album”,[9] and won a Blues Music Award in the ‘Soul Blues Album of the Year’ category, whilst Rush was also nominated in two other categories.[10] Following 2014’s Grammy nomination, Rush was nominated again for “Best Blues Album” in 2015 for Decisions, with Blinddog Smokin’ and featuring Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John.[11]

In July 2014, Rush performed with Dan Aykroyd one of James Brown‘s songs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[12]

In 2015, Rush won two Blues Music Awards in the ‘Soul Blues Male Artist’ and ‘B.B. King Entertainer of the Year’ categories.[13] On June 6, 2015 Rush was inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in Clarksdale, MS.

To learn more on Bobby Rush follow him on Twitter @BOBBYRUSHBLUES

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