Grammy Awards go to Memphis-connected musicians

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The 66th annual Grammy Awards closed out Sunday night, and several awards went to Memphis-connected musicians.

Memphians Deanie Parker and Robert Gordon, and Memphis native Julien Baker, each won several Grammys.

Parker and Gordon won theirs as co-writers in Best Album Notes and along with several producers in “Best Historical Album,” both for “Written in Their Soul: The Stax Songwriters Demos,” a boxed-set collection of unreleased songs from the Stax Records vaults.

Julien Baker, who got her big break on the Memphis indie scene as a Cordova teenager, won three Grammys as a member of the singer-songwriter trio band “Boygenius.”

Jason Isbell, a University of Memphis alumni, and his band 400 Unit won Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song.

Mid-South Blues great Bobby Rush won Best Traditional Blues Album for “All My Love for You”

Tina Turner from Nutbush, Tennessee, and Memphis rap legend Gangsta Boo were both featured in the “In Memoriam” tribute to musicians who died in the last year.

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