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The Recording Academy Statement® Re: Joe South

“Two-time GRAMMY® winner Joe South had a successful and illustrious career collaborating with countless artists as a guitarist, songwriter and singer. Once a studio musician, he backed legendary acts including Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and Simon & Garfunkel. South continued his career as a singer/songwriter penning eloquent lyrics that commented on the state of society and spanned the country, pop and rock genres. He was a true talent and beloved member of the music community, and we mourn his loss along with his family, friends and all of those who had the pleasure of knowing him.”

Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy