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Friday, September 30, 2016

The Recording Academy® Statement Re: John D. Loudermilk Sept. 22, 2016

John D. Loudermilk had an uncanny ability to create songs that crossed genres and to draw fans in with captivating stories. 'Tobacco Road,' one of his best-known tunes, has been covered nearly 200 times and remains a testament to John’s ability to connect with audiences through authentic lyrics. John came from humble beginnings. The first instrument he learned to play was a ukulele made from a cigar box, but it proved to be the start of a career that included a GRAMMY® win and many hits. He is a reminder that talent can come from anywhere and music must be nurtured. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans."
Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy

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