- Associated Press - Monday, February 14, 2011

JACKSON, MISS. (AP) - Add another title for bluesman Pinetop Perkins: oldest Grammy winner.

The 97-year-old Perkins snagged a statue Sunday for best traditional blues album for “Joined at the Hip: Pinetop Perkins & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.” With the win, Perkins edged out the late comedian George Burns as the oldest Grammy winner, according to Stephanie Schell, a spokeswoman for the Grammy organization.

Schell said Burns was 95 when he won a 1990 Grammy in the spoken category for “Gracie: A Love Story.”

This isn’t Perkins‘ first Grammy.

He won a 2007 Grammy for best traditional blues album for his collaboration on the “Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas.” He also received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2005.



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