The Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards today (December 10, 2010).
This year’s recipients include Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, Michael Jackson, Loretta Lynn, André Previn, Clark Terry and David “Honeyboy” Edwards as Lifetime Achievement Award honorees.
Edwards and the others will
be honored during a special invitation-only ceremony will be held during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010
David “Honeyboy” Edwards was born June 28, 1915 in Shaw, Mississippi.
Honeyboy is one of the last living links to Robert Johnson, and one of the last original acoustic Delta blues players.
One of the last touring Delta Blues musicians, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, career began in 1932 when he hit the road with Big Joe Williams.
Throughout his career, he wrote a number of classic and well-known songs
including “Long Tall Woman Blues” and “Just Like Jesse James.”
In 1996, Edwards was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, and a year later he wrote his autobiography, The World Don’t Owe Me Nothing.
At age 94, Edwards continues to tour performing up to 100 shows a year.