B.B. King and North Mississippi Allstars for Mississippi Celebration

(PR) Governor Haley Barbour and First Lady Marsha Barbour will host the fifth annual Mississippi celebration of its Grammy legacy at 7:30 p.m. June 7, 2011, at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi.

The list of performers and honorees include 15-time GRAMMY winner B.B. King, Grammy nominees North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Benjamin Wright, Jimbo Mathus, Shannon McNally, Jay Dean and the Tropical World of Tango and host Joey Lauren Adams.

In announcing the event, Governor Barbour said, "Each year's Grammy event is a great success and allows us to reflect on the impact Mississippi artists have had on our music, from Elvis to B.B. King to Leontyne Price, Mississippians have truly influenced all forms of musical styles from rock to opera. If it's music, it's Mississippi." more on this story

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