Lifetime Achievement Award

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Shelley Stewart Founder and President, Mattie C. Stewart Foundation. Founder, o2ideas. Birmingham, Alabama Shelley Stewart of Birmingham, Alabama overcame impoverished beginnings and family tragedies as a child to eventually become one of Birmingham’s best-known radio personalities and one of America’s most prominent African American businessmen and philanthropists.   His broadcasting career began in 1949 as...
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Dr. Ken Randolph The Alabama Music Awards are proud to announce their 2018 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Growing up in Guin, AL, his lifelong love affair with music is accredited to his Mother, Judith (an accomplished music teacher). His musical influence has paved a stamp on Alabama music and the Arts for over...
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Henry “Gips” Gipson
Henry “Gips” Gipson In a residential neighborhood in Bessemer, Ala. — about 20 miles from Birmingham — sits a blues lover’s dream: an honest-to-goodness juke joint. Gip’s Place is one of a precious few musical roadhouses still hanging on in this country. You hear Gip’s Place before you ever spot it. Tucked away down a...
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