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On this episode of Conversations, host Marshall Ramsey sits down with Grammy Award winner Grady Champion to discuss his successful career as a blues musician and life in Canton, Mississippi, where he grew up as the youngest of 28 siblings.
Champion discovered his love for music as a young child singing in the church choir. He initially entered the hip-hop side of the music world, performing as a rapper under the name MC Gold. He ultimately realized his natural talent for blues music, and committed to the genre with his 1998 album "Going Back Home."
Since then, the singer/guitarist/harmonica player/producer has released eight more albums and recieved extensive nationwide recognition and awards, including the song "Trust Yourself," which was featured on Etta James' 2003 record "Let's Roll" that won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
Champion released his latest album, "One of a Kind," in 2016 with Malaco Records.