2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

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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2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

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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2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr Gip

Henry “Gip” Gipson  Henry “Gip” Gipson is a lot of things to different people. To some he is a true old school Bluesman, to some, he is a gravedigger and cemetery owner, to others he is a spiritual advisor, and for many, he is the owner and host of perhaps the last real Juke Joint...
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