Cedric Burnside Earns Grammy Nomination for Benton County Relic


Award-winning Mississippi bluesman Cedric Burnside can add another accolade to his impressive resume; his latest album, Benton County Relic, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Blues Album category. This is the second nod for Burnside, who was nominated in 2015 for his release Descendants of Hill Country. Burnside is the grandson of legendary blues musician R.L. Burnside and still lives close to the Holly Springs, Mississippi home where he was raised by R.L. His first show with his grandfather (affectionately known as “Big Daddy”) was at 10 years old at a juke joint. He now carries the torch of bringing Hill Country Blues to the modern day.

Benton County Relicis now available via Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon.

Afropunk raved about Burnside and the album’s first single “We Made It” claiming,
“It’s a song about strength, resilience, and hope that shows there’s a lot of life left in the classic country blues sound.” Billboard noted, “That sound on BENTON COUNTYRELIC...is spare, spacious and gritty but with a biting timeless flavor….” Burnside is on tour throughout the end of the year and in 2019. For tour dates, go to www.cedricburnside.net.
As the grandson of Burnside and son of drummer Calvin Jackson, Cedric has been playing music  his whole life. He has performed and recorded with countless musicians, including Junior Kimbrough, Kenny Brown, North Mississippi Allstars, Burnside Exploration, Widespread Panic, Jimmy Buffett, T Model Ford, Bobby Rush, Honey Boy Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Galactic, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion among many others. In 2006, he was featured in Craig Brewer’s critically acclaimed feature film Black Snake Moan, playing drums alongside Samuel L. Jackson. (The film is a loose tribute to R.L. Burnside, and gives many nods to the late bluesman.)