Mid-South musicians win big at Grammy Awards

Mid-South musicians win big at Grammy Awards

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Musicians with Mid-South ties won big at Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

West Memphis native Yebba took home a trophy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “How Deep is Your Love” with Maroon 5 pianist PJ Morton.

This marks Yebba’s first nomination and win.

Longtime University of Memphis professor Dr. David Evans also took home his second Grammy for Best Album Notes for his work in “Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris."

Several other Mid-South natives were nominated for the 61st annual Grammy Awards including Justin Timberlake, Jekalyn Carr, Cedric Burnside and more.

WMC5 spoke to her dad on the phone Monday, and he said he never thought this would happen.

The city of West Memphis is planning on giving her and Jekalyn Carr, a Grammy-nominee also from West Memphis, the key to the city.

"I was jumping all across the couch so I'm very excited about what these ladies have done,” said West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon. “They have inspired our community and hoping we're going to have many more to come."

Smith’s dad said she claims both Marion and West Memphis as home. She graduated from Marion High School and still comes back to visit.

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