Bobby Rush (musician)

American musician

Bobby Rush (born November 10, 1933) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American blues musician, composer and singer.[2] His style is made of elements of blues, rap and funk. He was born in Homer, Louisiana, but was raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and in Chicago, Illinois.

Rush in Chicago in June 2010

In 2007, he became the first blues artist to perform in China, earning him the title “International Dean of the Blues.” He was later named Friendship Ambassador to the Great Wall of China after performing the largest concert ever held at that site.[3]

Rush has been awarded 17 blues music awards in his lifetime, and in 2006 he was added into the Blues Hall of Fame.[4]

Grammy Awards


The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Rush has won one award from four nominations.[5][6]

Year Nominee/Award Work Result
2017 Best Traditional Blues Album Porcupine Meat Won
2015 Best Blues Album Decisions Nominee
2014 Best Blues Album Down in Louisiana Nominee
2001 Best Contemporary Blues Album Hoochie Man Nominee


  1. "Louisiana Native Bobby Rush Wins First Grammy Award". OffBeat Magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  2. Ankeny, Jason. "Bobby Rush". Allmusic. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  3. "Bobby Rush (1935–)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
  4. "Bobby Rush Master Blues Exhibit in the Blues Hall of Fame ®". 1935-11-10. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
  5. "Grammy Awards 2017: The Full List Of Winners". Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  6. "Three-time GRAMMY Award nominated Bobby Rush at Buddy Guy's Legends Chicago". AXS. Retrieved 2018-01-16.

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